Best U.S. cities to visit in winter

Published on Staysure on19th October 2021

It’s hard to beat the USA when it comes to a city break in winter. It’s one of a handful of countries in the world where you can pick between a bracing ski trip or a balmy beach holiday in the same month, not to mention the sheer number of cities you can choose from.

From Thanksgiving (25 November) onwards, almost everywhere will be gearing up for Christmas so it’s a great excuse to shop for presents, or just to soak up the cosy, festive atmosphere indoors. And after the new year, you can taste the new season’s maple syrup or join in Mardi Gras celebrations.

So whether you’re looking for something cool and festive or warm and sunny, we’ve rounded up a selection of US cities that are perfect for this winter.

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Best Fuerteventura resorts for every type of traveller

Published on Staysure on 6th September 2021

Fuerteventura is blessed with miles and miles of golden beaches covered in pillowy-soft sand, and a pleasantly warm climate year-round. But as first time and frequent visitors know, this popular Canary Island also has a reputation for being windy.

Its location off the west coast of Africa is on the cusp of where the Trade Winds start, so for much of the year, there’s a constant breeze hitting the island from a north or north-easterly direction. For visitors, this could change where they stay in Fuerteventura and when.

If you just want to relax on a quiet beach with a good book, you should head to the south or west of the island – areas that face away from the wind and offer a more secluded coastline. Or for more choice, visit Fuerteventura in the winter months when the breeze has died down but the sun is still shining.

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Hidden gems in the South of France

Published on Staysure on 13th August 2021

Finding a quiet spot in the South of France is no easy feat. After all, it’s not just the British who are in love with its gorgeous Côte d’Azur. Each summer, Russians, Scandinavians, Germans, and of course the French are flocking here in their droves, too.

If you are serious about avoiding the crowds, the best time to come is between May and early June, when the weather is hotting up but the other holidaymakers haven’t quite arrived yet. Or in September, when the sun is still shining but the resorts have all emptied out for the season.

But if the height of summer is unavoidable, there are still towns and villages where you don’t have to wait long to pick up your croissants from the boulangerie or fight for a spot to sit down with your café au lait and a good book.

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Best things to do in the Balearic Islands

Published on Staysure on 30th July 2021

There are over 100 islands in the Balearics, though for most people, only four come to mind: Majorca (or Mallorca), Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The rest are much smaller and mostly unoccupied.

Despite being clustered together off the east coast of Spain, each of these four islands offer a very different holiday experience.

There’s more than meets the eye though. To help you pick the island for you, here are some highlights from the main four.

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Unmissable things to do and see in Tenerife

Published on Staysure on 1st July 2021

Averaging a mild 20C in winter, and a balmy 28C in summer, Tenerife’s temperate climate draws visitors year round. And thanks to its status as the biggest of the Canaries, this island of eternal spring has plenty of activities to offer new and returning holidaymakers.

One of Tenerife’s biggest draws is its sandy beaches, with some 43 miles of it dotted around the island for those who just want to fly and flop. Its location just off the west coast of Africa means sun is in abundance too, for those who want to top up their tans.

For the more active, there are hiking routes that snake all around the island, including up to the peak of Mount Teide, the third highest volcano in the world. Or you can take part in a leisurely game of golf with views of the stunning coastline.

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