Top post-exam holiday destinations

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You’ve probably been inundated with revision tips and how to get through your exams and achieve your desired results. So, rather than throw even more tips at you, what about something to look forward to when your exams are finished?

After a busy semester and all that hard work, you’ll likely be in need of a break, and what better way to relax than with a holiday. Below are 5 beautiful destinations well worth a visit when your exams are finished.

1. Croatia

Panoramic view on the beautiful beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Set your sites on the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia; which in the extreme south of Croatia is otherwise called the Pearl of the Adriatic. There’s so much to see and do in this beautiful city. Explore places such as the Old Town and Ancient City Walls, be amazed with breath-taking views from cable cars, lounge on the sandy beaches or see the city with a biking adventure. Then when it’s time to refuel, visit the local restaurants to taste some of Croatia’s finest cuisine. And if all else fails, you can immerse yourself in the city’s nightlife and go clubbing all night and sleep all day!

2. Thailand

James Bond island near Phuket in Thailand.

A destination slightly further afield, but the rainforested, mountainous island of Phuket in Thailand is definitely worth visiting if you’re after a fantastic place to explore.

Besides relaxing on the fine white sandy beaches, there are many activities to enjoy throughout your visit. From boat tours to Nga Bay where you can go kayaking, or taking a trip to the Similian Islands to go snorkelling, to speed boat tours to Phi Phi and Khai Islands. But if you prefer dry land, why not go and see the beautiful elephants in Phang Nga? No matter your preference, there’s so much to see and do in Thailand, so if you’re up for a big adventure go, go, go!

3. Vietnam

rice fields vietnam

If you love culture and history, and you’re up for travelling the distance, a trip to Vietnam certainly won’t disappoint.

Visit the market of Ben Thanh, see the Notre Dame Cathedral and war remnants museum in Ho Chi Mih City, and visit the numerous heritage sites around Vietnam. A trip to the capital Hanoi is a must, where the old and new Asia combine to bring a fusion of modern and medieval times. The diverse scenery of Vietnam is like no other, from limestone hills and paddy fields, to endless miles of coastline for when you’re ready to relax. So, don’t be shy go and expand your travel portfolio!

4. Devon

South west coast path to Woolacombe Devon England UK in summer with blue sky

Taking a holiday doesn’t mean you have to jump on a plane and leave the country; there are some wonderful places to visit right here in the UK.

And when the sun’s shining, there’s no better place to visit than Devon in the South of England. With coastal paths stretching for miles – all the way from Minehead to Dorset, you can explore the beautiful coastal scenery with dramatic cliffs, rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, hidden coves and much more.

Other attractions in Devon range from the Royal Albert Museum and Quince Honey Farm, to the beautiful Becky falls. Alternatively, have a day out at the zoo or visit some of the liveliest theme parks, or simply take in the fresh sea air and chill out on the beach with an ice-cream – just be sure to eat it before it melts!

5. Ibiza

Dj Set At The Beach Party.

Now, Ibiza is the holiday many of you have probably been waiting for; the holiday of holidays, and the clubbers extravaganza! If you’re all about the night life, there are masses of clubs to suite all tastes. Everything is cheaper and the resorts are all in close vicinity. And after a long night of dancing and partying, recover with a lazy afternoon poolside, try out some of the water sports at the beach, or continue the party with a boat party!

So, once your exams are finished, you can look forward to packing your bags and travelling to one of these top destinations. From sightseeing and exploring, to sunbathing and partying, there’s something for everyone.

4 cities to escape to this Easter

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Easter is nearly upon us which can only mean one thing for students – a well-deserved break from university! So, what have you got planned for the holidays? You might be finishing off assignments, starting revision or heading home to catch up with family. But if you’ve got a few days spare, why not jump on a plane and explore a European city for a few days? Below are just a handful of the destinations you can easily visit from the UK.

Barcelona
Located in Spain, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities for visitors. Immerse yourself in a city with endless culture and a landscape packed with beautiful architecture and design. And with a beach in the city too, you can soak up some spring sunshine while taking in the fresh sea air too. You’ll find the streets lined with bars, restaurants and entertainers – perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cocktail or two after a busy day of sightseeing.

Rome  
Italy’s capital, Rome, is a city that boasts many layers of history. The ancient ruins, extraordinary monuments and cobbled lanes make it a getaway with lots to see and explore including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City. And of course, a trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without sampling some local Italian food – it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re a big fan of pizza!

Dubrovnik
An increasingly popular tourist destination, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most up-market destination. A city famous for its spectacular walls dating back to the 9th century, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a stroll and admire the shimmer of the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik’s Old Town – which, if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you may recognise as it’s been a popular filming location for the series. And as spring and summer approach, the temperature in Croatia increases, meaning you can enjoy some al fresco dining too.

Prague
Nicknamed ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’ – because of the number of towers and spires which embellish the buildings throughout the city, Prague has been considered one of Europe’s most interesting cities. The Vltava River runs through the city, and picturesque bridges – including the iconic Charles Bridge, connect the city. As well as popular tourist attractions such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and Old Town Square, sampling some of Prague’s beer is a must.

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Travelling in London as a student

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Starting university is an exciting, yet nervous time of your life. A new course, new friends, new home and for many, a new city and location. And there can be nothing more daunting than leaving your home comforts and surroundings for a completely new and unknown city – especially when it’s as big and busy as London.

But it shouldn’t put you off exploring the capital city; getting around London isn’t as scary as it might seem. And as a student, you can make savings while you travel too.

One of the easiest ways to get in and around London is via the Underground on the Tube. It’s quick, convenient and as a student you can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, which will give you 30% off the price of an adult-rate Travelcard, as well as Bus and Tram Pass season tickets.

And if you’re staying at our student accommodation here at Host Wembley, you haven’t got far to go to catch the Tube. We’re located just a stone’s throw away from Wembley Park Underground Station, where you can jump on the Metropolitan or Jubilee line to reach many of the universities and hot spots of London.

For more information on travel in London, visit the Transport for London website. Or if you’d like to know more about living with us here at Host Wembley during your studies, contact us on +44(0)20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com. We have a choice of room types and tenancy lengths available including single semester contracts.