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Endless Summer Escapes: August and September Getaways That Won't Disappoint!

Are you ready to try squeeze in a little get away before University starts again? We've got the ultimate travel guide tailored just for you. Beach getaways and budget-friendly escapades are waiting for you. Discover the perfect places for students to travel – because memories are waiting to be made, and the world is ready to be explored!

Top 5 Summer Getaway !

At Social Student Society we have curated a list of the top 5 summer getaway destinations that promises an unparalleled blend of relaxation, exploration, and excitement!

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  1. Barcelona, Spain

  • Barcelona offers a perfect blend of beach and city getaway. It literally has everything you want! I know what your thinking right now and yes it has it ;)

  • The city boasts beautiful beaches from family friendly to free the nip, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy beach activities.

  • For city enthusiasts, there's the stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudí, including Sagrada Família and Park Güell. You will be gassed I promise you that!

  • The vibrant La Rambla street, historic Gothic Quarter, and bustling markets like La Boqueria are also must-visit spots.

  • Barcelona's party and nightlife scene is Hits different. The city pulsates with an abundance of vibrant nightclubs, stylish bars, while the beach clubs along Barceloneta provide a unique blend of music, cocktails, and stunning sea views.

  • The nightlife truly comes alive after midnight making it an unforgettable destination for those seeking an exhilarating and diverse party experience.

  • Barcelona is ideal for a diverse group of travellers, including couples, and friends looking for a mix of relaxation and cultural exploration

2.Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam is an alluring city known for its beautiful canals, historic architecture, and vibrant culture. We all know what that means

  • Visit the world-renowned museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, take a leisurely canal cruise, and explore the charming neighborhoods like Jordaan and De Pijp. Wetehr you do this sober on not is up to you it bangs either way!

  • During September, you can enjoy the city's autumnal beauty and pleasant weather. Amsterdam is an ideal destination for art lovers, history buffs, and groups of friends who enjoy exploring a lively city with a laid-back atmosphere.

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3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Dubrovnik, often called the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is a coastal gem that provides a unique beach and historical experience.

  • The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site with charming narrow streets, picturesque buildings, and historical landmarks like the ancient city walls.

  • The pristine beaches offer opportunities for swimming, water sports, and boat trips to nearby islands. Dubrovnik is perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape, history enthusiasts, and beach lovers looking for a laid-back vacation.

4. Santorini, Greece

  • For a luxurious and romantic beach escape, Santorini in Greece is a dream destination.

  •  Known for its breathtaking sunsets, white-washed buildings with blue domes, and crystal-clear waters, Santorini offers a serene and picturesque atmosphere.

  • Explore the charming villages of Oia and Fira, relax on unique black sand beaches, and indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Santorini is perfect for groups and couples celebrating special occasions,

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5. Berlin, Germany

  • Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany, offers a dynamic blend of history, culture, and nightlife, making it a captivating destination for travelers of all kinds.

  • The iconic Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall Memorial, and Museum Island.

  • Key things to do in Berlin include exploring the trendy neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, visiting world-class museums, and relaxing in the city's beautiful parks.

  • The nightlife in Berlin is legendary, with a diverse array of bars, clubs, and music venues catering to all tastes.

  • Groups of friends seeking an exciting and energetic holiday will find Berlin to be an ideal destination, with its renowned techno clubs like Berghain and Watergate, as well as the vibrant street food scene at Markthalle Neun.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Europe in August:

1. Barcelona, Spain: Experience the lively beach city with stunning                          architecture, vibrant culture, and a mix of city and beach activities.

2. Santorini, Greece: Enjoy the beautiful Greek island with its breathtaking            sunsets, white-washed buildings, and crystal-clear waters.

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia: Explore the historical Old Town, walk the ancient city          walls, and relax on the stunning Adriatic coastline.

4. Paris, France: Discover the romantic charm of Paris with its iconic                        landmarks, art museums, and delightful cuisine.

5. Amalfi Coast, Italy: Marvel at the scenic coastal beauty, visit charming                villages, and indulge in delicious Italian food and wine.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Europe in September:

1. Vienna, Austria: Visit the imperial palaces, enjoy outdoor concerts, and              savor Viennese coffee culture.

2. Porto, Portugal: Discover Porto's charm with pleasant weather, and fewer          tourists than in peak summer.

3. Budapest, Hungary: Explore the Hungarian capital's architectural wonders,      thermal baths, and vibrant nightlife.

4. Prague, Czech Republic: Discover the fairytale-like city with its medieval            charm and historic architecture.

5. Berlin

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Travel Tips To Remember 

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Above the Clouds

"HERE WE GO"

Skyscanner

Simple one that people forget, when booking flights use Skyscanner, this flight comparison flight  allows you to find the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals, ensuring you save time and money.

Our favourite feature is the 'Explore Everywhere' option, where you can look for the cheapest flights to random locations, perfect for those spontaneous getaways

 

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Free walking tours

This may sound boring, but these tours are free and help you stroll through the hidden gems of the city and popular spots. So, you save money and gain knowledge at the same time! So, why not ?

Eat where the locals eat

One of the best pieces of traveling advice is to eat where the locals eat! Not only does it often lead to the most authentic and delicious meals, but it also offers a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions. So, skip the tourist traps and follow the locals to their favorite eateries, street food stalls, or markets – you'll discover the true essence of a place through its culinary delights.

Book with a credit card where possible

Always make an effort to resolve any issues and seek a refund directly from the supplier initially. However, don't forget about Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, which could provide coverage if the supplier breaches their contract with you. Instances of breach include non-provision of goods or services, faulty goods, or misleading information about the product or service you purchased. In such cases, you might be eligible to claim a refund from your credit card provider, offering protection if, for instance, your travel operator, hotel, or airline goes out of business after you've paid for your holiday.

Hostels over Hotels

Hostels are generally much cheaper than hotels, making them an excellent option for budget travellers.

Hostels foster a communal atmosphere, providing opportunities to meet and connect with fellow travelers from around the world. This can lead to new friendships, shared experiences, and the chance to exchange travel tips and recommendations.

Many hostels offer different types of accommodations, such as dormitory-style rooms or private rooms, providing flexibility in choosing the type of room that best suits your needs and preferences.

When you go out, take only what you need

Limit the amount of cash and bank cards you carry with you when you go out, so if something does happen, you can easily recover. Never take more than one credit card or ATM card with you. My rule for cash is to limit.

Carry a small combination lock with you when you travel. They come in handy, especially when you stay in dorms. Most hostels use lockers, so budget travellers need to provide their own travel lock to keep stuff secured.

Learn basic phrases in the native language of your destination

The locals will appreciate it and it will make your interactions easier. You don’t need to master the language but learning a few things like “Hello,” “Goodbye,” “Thank you!”, “Where’s the bathroom?” will go a long way to endearing yourself with the locals. They’ll like that you tried.

Don’t believe the cheap flight myths

Don’t drive yourself too crazy trying to get the absolute cheapest fare. There are a lot of myths online about how to find cheap flights, but there is no magic bullet or one secret ninja trick. It’s not cheaper to book on a particular day of the week, or if you search in an incognito window.

Vlogs and social media

Watching YouTube vlogs is a low key hidden treasure in finding out more about your chosen destination.  They give you a front-row seat to a authentic, unfiltered travel story. Aswell as providing invaluable tips, budget hacks, and insider secrets that only experienced travellers may know.

TikTok, and Instagram enable you to learn from others' experiences gives you the confidence to tackle new challenges and embrace the unfamiliar with open arms.

 

The Real-time content allows you to get a pulse on the latest trends, hidden gems, and must-try

 

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Travel Must-Haves : Unveiling the Ultimate Travel Essentials!

Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time explorer, packing the right travel essentials can make all the difference between a smooth, stress-free journey and a chaotic travel experience. From clever gadgets to space-saving hacks, join us as we unveil the ultimate list of travel must-haves

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