Where to Travel this Summer (and What to Pack)

The promise of summer is well within our sights at MyBag HQ and we’re busy planning for our impending getaways or booking last-minute breaks. This year we’re straying from the norm and visiting those places a little less well-travelled for something a bit different from our usual holiday haunts (any boost to our Instagram feeds is merely a bonus). From the culture-rich European city break to the African archipelago escape, here’s where you need to travel this summer (and what to wear while you’re there).



Full of history and natural beauty, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik should be on your bucket list – expect friendly locals, delicious fresh food and stunning views from almost every point. Get lost in the old city walls before hopping on a boat to the nearby islands of Hvar and Korcula for a spot of beach side relaxation and the crystal clear Adriatic. Villa Dubrovnik is a sophisticated retreat where glamour and relaxation are key – think mornings spent at the on-site spa and afternoons poolside, bedecked in giant sunnies.

San Francisco

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This year, San Francisco celebrates its 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love; its hippy heyday revisited with free concerts and cultural events around the city – perfect if you’ve already got a wardrobe full of flower crowns. Hotel Triton is a bold, stylish hotel with references to San Fran’s famous residents of the past – stay here before hiring a car and driving down the coast towards LA, or north to Napa Valley for incredible scenery (and wine).

St Ives

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The UK may not be renowned for its hot summers but it isn’t to be overlooked. With its turquoise bays and boat-filled harbours, you’ll soon forget you’re in England, but it’s still got that old seaside charm. Stay at Boskerris Hotel for British nautical charm in the heart of St Ives – think neutral spaces and lots of blue and white, with a terrace that has views right across the ocean.



Off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an archipelago of 50 islands and a place that conjures up images of mystery, intrigue and old-world charm. It’s still relatively undeveloped in the tourist sense but a new wave of luxury resorts have been popping up in recent years – meaning you can have a spot of luxury without the high rises and hoards or tourists that normally come with it. Go to Zanzibar for a real switch off from reality, where the most strenuous activity you’ll do is decide which white-sand beach to go to. Fumba Beach Lodge is a set of 26 cottages on a private beach  and comes complete with beach bar, spa and restaurant.

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Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert