Packing Our Summer Reads + Win a £20 Voucher!

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Here at we don't go anywhere without our Summer reads, especially if we're jetting off somewhere hot and sunny. Whether you're keeping fit while you're away, looking for adventure or just wanting to lie on a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand, we've got the perfect packing inspiration for you.

For the... Inspired Explorer

national geographic
If taking the road less travelled sounds like an ideal holiday, try exploring the pages of National Geographic magazine to give you inspiration for your next trip. With the sporting furore of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the eyes of the world are on the Brazilian capital. No tickets? No worries - soak up the atmosphere on Copacabana beach and when you really need to fulfill that adventurous urge, leave the crowds and take the less beaten track to the neighborhood of Cosme Velho. Behind Corcovado mountain, you'll discover the ruined and colourful houses of old colonial Rio. Don't forget your a map (you'll get a free world map with every subscription to National Geographic) and a camera to snap the stunning architecture and local artists. Don't forget to send your photos to the National Geographic team - you may see one in your next issue!

For... the Healthy Holidaymaker

runners world
If your beach body is an all-year round staple, holiday like the team at Runner's World and get jogging abroad - running is a great way to keep fit on holiday and explore a new place. Try new terrain with hills, mountains or beaches (we like the Barceloneta beach in sunny Barcelona, for a mix of sand and concrete running to really challenge those leg muscles - once you've run the length of the beach, take yourself round the Olympic village if you fancy a longer route). Heading off somewhere sunny? We say pack your usual running gear with a few added extras; wraparound sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare and plenty of water, as running in a warmer climate can be a (welcome) challenge. The final essential? The latest issue from your Runners World magazine subscription. Holidays are a great time to rest and relax your muscles, but also read up on new ways to update your routine, speed up, improve your form and even get to a new personal best. Where better to realize your potential than running towards a new horizon?

For... the VIP Vacationer

red magazine
Looking for nothing short of total relaxation on your next break? Head to a place famous for hitting the reset button on busy minds and lives - Bali, Indonesia. Before you float off into that infinity pool, pack a few fashionable accessories. Red magazine editors champion classics with a twist, so we say a pair of goes-with-everything sunglasses, a roomy beach tote and update your summer favourites with a trendy piece; jewelry is a great way to give your outfit a bright and beautiful lift. Get inspired before (and during) your getaway with a Red World magazine subscription and discover the latest life and style advice for the happiest, healthiest and most confident you. Featuring interviews with glossy A-listers alongside powerful career women, trends to try now and how to make this summer the best one yet, Red has all the best tips to breathe that laidback vibe into your life, family and home. Aahhh...

We'd love to know - what is your perfect Summer read? Submit a photo of yourself above to win a £20 voucher or enter via the Facebook page. Don't forget the latest Summer offers on and save up to 93%, with a range of great offers across our bestselling titles!