Most of us give a lot of consideration to the weather when we're booking a holiday. Looking for a chance to get away from home for a short period of time, it's usually important to us that the weather in our destination of choice is as we'd expected. After all, what is a beach without the sunshine or skiing without snow?
The list of reasons to travel to Florida on holiday is almost intimidating. Whether you're looking for something to entertain the kids, are keen to find some exotic wildlife or are merely after a beach holiday, Florida is the answer to all of your questions.
The climate in Florida is among the most reliable in the world. You can be sure that whether you're strolling around the golf course, taking the kids to Universal Studios or catching a Marlins game, the sun will be shining.
Even Europe's beaches can see a few months of grey each year, pushing us to look further afield for our beach holidays. Go as far as the Caribbean and you can bet your bottom dollar that the weather will be perfect.
Jamaica is one of the most spectacular and fascinating of the Caribbean islands. Spend the warm afternoons climbing Dunns River Falls and dance your evenings away to some authentic reggae music. It doesn't matter whether you're after an active break or pure relaxation, Jamaica always delivers.
You don't have to be a professional skier to be familiar with the resort of Aspen – one of the world's most famous ski resorts. Not only can visitors expect fresh snow across all variations of slope but the surrounding area is wonderfully prepared for a little fun. From shopping to eating, Aspen has plenty to offer the tourist looking for a day off from the piste. Speak to Co-operative Travel for more information on the available packages.
The historical city of Istanbul is not one whose most prized spots rely on the weather. The city is unique in that it straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, providing an honest diversity of tradition and culture. At any time of year, take a walk up to the Galata Tower and survey some of the world's most spectacular architecture in the city's many mosques.