I know I often complain about this weather here in the UK during the Winter, as it’s just so cold, and one of the ways that I try and feel better about it is by dreaming of a hot country. I was really excited when I got to work with Thomson on this blog article as it couldn’t have come at a better time!
One of the countries I have always wanted to visit is Tenerife. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s in the Canary Islands, Spain, so it’s warm! Its current temperature is a nice 20C and that’s not bad at all for the middle of December is it? I heard that January is supposed to be extremely cold here, below -10C, so I’m going to be dreaming of Tenerife and an all-inclusive trip the entire time.
There are a few reasons I’ve always wanted to go there and they are not only because it’s gorgeous and hot, but because of Teide Volcano. My grampy unfortunately passed away a few years ago and one of his first plane rides later in his life was to Tenerife and he loved it. I have a piece of volcanic rock which he brought me back from the volcano and I’ve kept it safe ever since, so I’ve always wanted to see the volcano in real life. My city of Bath is a dead volcano and we live inside it (we still have hot spring water though!) but I’ve never got to see a proper one and Tenerife isn’t all that far away! Plus, it’s the 3rd largest on an island in the world. Have any of you been there?
I do love being on the beach when it’s warm, as I’ve found out from my holidays to St. Ives with Adam, so of course I would enjoy doing that, but there’s something else I’d love to see there too – the Anaga Mountains. It’s supposed to be one of the best hikes you can ever do. The views and the scenery are that of a magical island with lush green all around you. Some people have said that you can feel the scent of strange shrubs and bushes, cacti and flowers, jungle like forests, all with a tinge of the ocean air. There’s even little lizards running around, beautiful butterflies and birds too, plus there’s many valleys and peaks, providing you with a view to the ocean and El Teide. Now that sounds like a dream to me!
There’s also a couple of national parks, and even a fantastic sanctuary where you can see dolphins. I’ve never, ever seen a dolphin before, despite how much I love them, so that’s definitely on my list as well! I hear it takes just over 4 hours from Bristol on a flight, which is scary for me as you know I’m petrified of flying, but one day I’m going to have to get the courage to do it and see the countries that I want to visit. Tenerife is way up there on my list along with Greece, Disneyland, Italy (again), United States, and Australia. Is there anywhere you’re planning a Winter holiday to?