Travel Options For The Short, Medium & Long-Haul Flyer

Travel Options For The Short, Medium & Long-Haul Flyer

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When you get the itch to travel, the first thing you need to decide is where to go. But the problem is,
that is much easier to say than do. So with that difficult thought process in mind, here are some ideas
for you as you get ready to book your next trip. We are going to base this on how far you have to fly in
order to get to your destination.

Short-Haul (0-3 hours)

When it comes to shorter flights, your main options are going to in Europe, although for those of you
looking to get outside of the continent you might want to consider somewhere like Morocco which you
can get to in just under three hours, in particular, Tangier. While the most popular trips to Morocco
tend to be to Marrakech or Casablanca, Tangier has a unique and fascinating history to offer. Sitting
on the strait of Gibraltar, this Moroccan city has been under Spanish occupation as recently as 1940
and became part of its current nation in 1956. One of Tangier’s most popular tourist spots is the
Dar el Makhzen, a museum of Moroccan artefacts and once a palace of the sultans. If you’re trying to
place where you know the word Tangier from, it might because this is where the popular fruit tangerine
is named after. But it is much more than a city which gave a fruit its name, a visit to Tangier will
introduce you to the cafe culture of Morocco, take you on a walk through time thanks to its colonial
architecture and all the while you’ll be sat on the Mediterranean just 10 miles from Europe.

If Tangier, Morocco is at the maximum end of a short-haul flight then we should also look at the
lower time scale. So we’re going to have a trip to Paris, France. The City of Lights is just a hop,
skip and a jump over the English Channel and is the home of some of the world’s most famous
landmarks and artworks. The cultural part of you will love a trip to Paris thanks to being able to
spend hours exploring the Louvre, which house the Mona Lisa amongst its many important and
varied artworks. You will also take a walk along the Champs-Elysee where the shops come with
high-end brand names one after another until you reach the Arc de Triomphe. And, of course,
the Eiffel Tower awaits you when you are ready to take its lift to the top and gaze out over the
beautifully constructed city that is Paris.  

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Medium-Haul (3-6 hours)

You might be looking to go further afield, this will especially be true in the winter months, but not
interested in sitting on a plane for hours on end. If that sounds like you then this is your section,
this is where you can sit back for under six hours knowing that you’ll be greeted with the warmth of
a different climate and new things to explore. If it is sun, sea and sangria that you’re looking for then
you should consider one of the cheaper medium-haul flights on the market, Tenerife. Before we
discuss its many delights, you should first forget all the party lifestyle stuff you might have seen about
this Canary Island. There is much more to Tenerife than just the party atmosphere - though that is
there on The Strip if you want it.

Tenerife, a Spanish island just off the coast of Africa, takes around four hours to get to and what
awaits you is all the delights of a holiday plus some adventure if you want to seek it out.
For those of you looking for more than just sitting on a beach then you should might want to consider
taking a hike up Mount Teide, the dormant volcano that sits at the heart of the island which has its
own fame to claims after being used in films including One Million Years BC and
Fast and the Furious 6. Elsewhere, wildlife fans will be thrilled to see whales and dolphins frolicking
in the water and accessible via a pleasant boat journey.

There are plenty of other options available to you for medium-haul flights, such as a trip to Egypt for
the history of the pyramids and a trip down the River Nile or to the sun-drenched island of
Corfu, Greece.

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Long-Haul (6+ Hours)

Now, let’s start discussing longer journeys. There are two main places that we are going to consider
for the purposes of this discussion; Asia and the Caribbean, both of which have similar flight times.

Flying one way you will find yourself in Asia and we are going to propose Bali, Indonesia. Some of the
scenery you are going to come across in Bali is taken straight from paradise and put in your eye line.
Golden beaches await you along with the unique culture that is Indonesia. One country made up of
several islands and colonised by different cultures over centuries, Indonesia has a lot to offer the
long-haul passenger. Consider booking yourself a perumahan (property) on the beach front and
wake up to the sounds of the crashing Bali Sea every morning.

The Caribbean is made up of lots of islands, but this time we are going to look at Havana, Cuba.
If you’re going to set off on a long journey, you should consider experiencing something that is a
world away from the current life you lead and Havana is just that. Since the revolution at the end
of the 1950s, Cuba has been home to a socialist driven government and as a result, presents
something of a unique culture in this part of the world. The 1950s car that ride around the streets,
the music that never seems to stop and, if you’re so inclined, the world-famous cigars that
Fidel Castro himself used to enjoy.

Wherever you decide to go, make the most of your journey time and get planning what you
want to do. The world is big, but it is getting smaller and you should be getting out there.