September is here. Kids are back in school, a golden decay laces itself through the foliage and BBC One have at least a dozen new dramas for you to not watch. It is, then, time for a holiday. Here are a few choice destinations for the back-to-school month.
Whereas a couple of months earlier you would have been melted into a thick paste the minute you stepped off the plane, the ninth month of the year is cooler and has a more balmy feeling about its air. Mexico City, a metropolis that dwarf’s even New York has an ocean of culture for you to sop up, go there or maybe even Cancun, enjoying a lull before flocks of American teenagers descend on it for spring break.
If heaving tonnes of luggage and notching up hundreds of air/sea miles doesn’t sound particularly fun then perhaps you’d like to stay at home! The Scilly Isles off the tip of Cornwall don’t require you to have a passport handy and are a beautiful and odd archipelago of curios. It’s warm enough for you to bring your swimming costume in September and pretty enough to make you forget you’re in the UK. Try it if you have a family and want a quick getaway if the September drudge is getting a little too real too soon.
This one is a holiday trend in the making, not only is it dirt cheap, it’s basically untouched by the summer hordes so you don’t even have to go in September if you don’t want to. A country where a beer is a quid and a room is a tenner surely can never be a bad idea. The same climes at Greece and Macedonia but not nearly as popular (yet) get in there whilst it’s the best kept secret in Europe.
This is really for any big kids. With all the kids blissfully locked in their classrooms you can get yourself down Disneyworld with the queue times pretty much halved. Not only are flights significantly cheaper, the place is still open and warm (nearly all year round) so you can save and savour every minute of your time there.
This one has been the tourism capital of South East Asia for a good decade now and packs so much punch for so little strain on the pocket. Food and booze are a pittance and everything is delicious, fun or beautiful. Go there during September to avoid the inebriated sixth formers for a more authentic Thai experience.