If you only have a day or two to spare for a holiday in Europe then you need to pick a location that has all the essential ingredients. A warm, sunny climate is perhaps the first thing on this list, although a rich culture and history as well as great food, nightlife and beaches are also important. You'll find all of these in Palma de Majorca, making this a top destination for a short break.
Sometimes we all just crave a bit of sunshine. You might be reading this right now with the rain pouring down outside your window, bundled up in a scarf and clutching a hot chocolate. Dreaming about seeing that giant ball of burning gas in the sky once again.
The National Trust has been recruiting famous faces to encourage the country to share their favourite places. Actor Jude Law, England rugby player Austin Healey and Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall are among those who have shared photographs of the places that mean the most to them.
Short getaways are brilliant for spending some quality time together as a family. If you've got young children, Wales can be a particularly perfect destination thanks to its fairytale-like landscapes, with mountains, castles and rocky coastlines to capture their imaginations.