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Destination Manchester Arndale

From Alicante to Zakynthos and everywhere in between, there are so many options if you’re looking to fly from Manchester Airport for your summer holiday this year. But wherever you’re headed, there are a few summer essentials that are an absolute must!

To make sure your holiday goes without a hitch, here’s our 5 favourite destinations, along with a must-pack tip for each one.

Pack your portable phone charger for Barcelona

This Spanish city gives you the best of everything – it’s a cool, cultural city, it showcases all the curvy brilliance of architect Antoni Gaudi and, as it’s right on the edge of the Mediterranean, it’s got a buzzing beach scene too. Don’t forget to chuck a portable phone charger in your bag. This is one of the most instagrammable cities in the world so you’ll want to take photos wherever go.


GOJI G25PBPK16 Portable Power Bank – Pink – available from Currys/PC World
 

Swim in style in Ibiza

You can travel light when you visit the party island of Ibiza – swimsuits and bikinis work for both the beach and clubs. There are some stunning beaches on the island, and Ibiza Town is one of the prettiest towns in the Balearics. Check out the hippy markets for beautiful handmade accessories, and head down to Café Mambo or Café Del Mar for an unforgettable sunset before dancing the night away.


Crochet Embroidered Triangle Bikini Top –Topshop
 

Orlando and Factor 50+ sunscreen

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world…home to the magical Walt Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s every kid’s dream holiday - the theme parks here get bigger and better all the time. Plus there’s fantastic shopping, great nightlife, and alligator spotting! Sunscreen is still essential when you’re on the move all day – August is usually very sunny and 33+ degrees.


Sun Cream, available from Boots

Sunshine and shades in LA

It’s a long flight to the city of angels, but it’s so worth it. Beaches, amusement parks, deserts and mountains are all in easy reach, and there’s no better place for people watching. Make sure you see the iconic Hollywood sign, visit Universal Studios Hollywood and go all Pretty Woman – shopping in your favourite shades down Rodeo Drive.


MILLY Neon Slim Feline Sunglasses – available Topshop

Hit the ground walking in Edinburgh

If this year is the year of the staycation for you, why not head north to Edinburgh in August for the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It’s the world’s biggest arts festival, a huge celebration of theatre, comedy, music, dance, circus and cabaret. You’ll likely clock up a few miles so trainers are the ideal footwear - comfy on the city’s cobbles and perfect if you decide to climb Arthur’s Seat.


Adidas Sleek Bold Trainers – Available from Office

Happy holidays.