This time of the year, a lot of us are desperately looking for things to make our winters a little warmer – and one of those things tends to be a break away. No matter what you’re doing, a week or so away from your usual routine will help you to revitalize yourself and prepare for the incoming new year.
Here are a few ideas for some winter vacations you could take to help you clear your head and give you some time off to relax – or to not relax, whatever you enjoy most!
Winter Sun Vacation
Sometimes over the winter, we’re absolutely desperate for some sunlight and warm air on our skin. If you feel like you’re being deprived of Vitamin D, consider a winter sun trip.
The Maldives or the Caribbean boast clear blue skies and warm sun this time of the year. Go all inclusive if you want to lie by a pool and luxuriate in the heat and drink cocktails all day.
If you’re a more adventurous traveler, book a trip close to a main city and go on plenty of tours so you can explore the local culture and try out some new cuisines.
Check out the white sands and turquoise waters of Costa Rica if you’re into nature, or maybe a luxury resort amid the celebrities in Barbados.
Winter Sports Vacation
If you’re a sporty person, then look into skiing or snowboarding. Make sure you’re fit and healthy before you go so you can get the most out of your trip, and book a few days of instruction to get you used to the slopes.
You’ll love the cold crisp air and the incredible views – it’ll give you a much more positive view of winter than you get in your everyday life!
If you love a physical challenge, you could also try out snowmobiling the Continental Divide – rent an ATV or a snowmobile to travel safely across the gloriously scenic Colorado terrain before getting back to skiing the next day.
Make sure you check out the après ski nightlife – resorts tend to have some incredible bars and restaurants for you to enjoy in the evenings.
When you think ‘Christmas vacation’, your thoughts go instantly to the few days you have off work over Christmas. Then heaving yourself and your family into the car driving too long just to see your relatives that you don’t actually feel like spending all that much time with.
But your Christmas vacation doesn’t have to be a big pain. Have you ever considered going to Lapland?
Talk to a specialist tour operator to find the best one for you and your kids. Although the climate in the north of the world can be harsh, you could stay in cozy log cabins with roaring fires before visiting Santa’s workshops by day and watching the Northern Lights by night.
You could also take a bobsled ride behind husky dogs and meet some reindeer. Whatever you want to do, it’ll be an experience that you and your kids will never forget.