Reasons why we love summer

With the appearance of the sun in the sky for most of us over the last few days, it’s really starting to feel a lot like summer! Here are the five things about summer that Travel Republic love the most.

1. SUNSHINE

You know that bright thing in the sky? Well you may not remember this but in summer it actually releases heat! There really is no better feeling than when the sun is shining; no matter where you are it’s hard to have a bad time. Of course, when you’re on holiday you can dedicate even more time to being in the sun, soaking up the rays and basking in the warmth. There is even the argument that the sun is good for your health, vitamin D and endorphins are as good an excuse as any to escape to the sunshine.

2. Summer Clothes

Have you been feeling weighed down by your coat and many layers recently? Does having an umbrella as an essential everyday item dampen your spirit? Of course it does, as in summer it’s all about flip flops and shorts/skirts/dresses. Oh, how we long for the days when you can leave the house with just a few items on, enjoying the light breeze and lack of layers.

3. The Beach

The beach and summer are ideal partners. Lying on the sand (or pebbles) and listening to the waves as you doze carefree in the sun is one of the best things you can do, ever. For the more active you can take part in water sports, or if you’re like me you can simply enjoy a good book and relax.

4. Eating Outdoors

Picnics, BBQ’s or any alfresco dining is pretty awesome in summer. There’s nothing more enjoyable than sitting outside and enjoying good food together. Whether you’re abroad, dining in a beach restaurant or having a picnic in the park, food tastes 100% better in summer.

5. ICE CREAM

Eating ice cream in winter doesn’t quite have the same effect does it? Ice cream is cool, refreshing and most importantly delicious so it’s ideal in summer. Enjoying an ice cream on a summer’s day is perfection and for some reason, guilt free when it’s hot (right?).

So, there are just a few reasons why we love summer. If you have any more then why not tell us?