By Julius Choudhury, dearJulius.com
With warm weather and clear skies on the horizon, here are some must-visit summer travel destinations for you.
Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
A part of the Azores archipelago, the town is famous for the 400-year-old military architecture of San Sebastião and San João Baptista fortifications.
Featuring Baroque-styled monuments, the historical city with its majestic Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, the imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings is described as one of most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
One of the world’s most stunning walled cities, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was termed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
It’s a group of seven glacial lakes located one above the other and are connected by small streams. Also a popular hiking spot, the best time to visit here is during summer in the months of July and August, when there is less snow around.
Hot air ballooning over the ancient ruins and the chimney rock formations is a must in the Anatolian planes. The honeycombed hills and the vineyards are best seen at sunrise and sunset.
Situated on the Neretva river, the Balkan city has the region's most celebrated bridge – Stari Most – built by the Ottomans in the 16th century.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
A little remote, but this island paradise offers gorgeous views, crystal-clear water, pristine beaches and vanilla farms.
This small island is a dream beach destination with its powdery white beaches and world-class resorts.
Loire Valley, France
Known as the "Cradle of the French" and the "Garden of France," this valley is famous for its abundant vineyards, fruit orchards and chateaux that ooze French sophistication.
Lake District, UK
Famous for its association with the Lake Poets, most notably William Wordsworth, the area is replete with scenic lakes, tranquil villages and charming moorlands.