Winter vacations have a real magic to them.
For example, It’s quite something to visit Disneyworld during the summer, but the festive season brings along with it the magic which is hard to replicate or find elsewhere. But what is it that comprises a beautiful, indulgent winter vacation, and how can you structure this yourself?
Of course, it’s important to consider the location and the kind of experience you wish for. Taking a break in the Swiss Alps will almost always be combined with skiing or snowboarding, while accessibility needs to be considered in remote locations where you may not have the conveniences of standard inner-city life.
What should you look for in a vacation designed to help you relax and take a load off at the end of an incredibly busy year? In this post, we’ll discuss that and more:
A beautiful view can go a long way in terms of how gorgeous a winter vacation can feel. It’s nice then, to have a hotel room that overlooks the local environment, or to rent a wood cabin that helps you feel right next to the snowfall, or even a mobile caravan that helps you hear such pitter-pattering on your roof.
In some areas, winter can look positively magical, such as when snow collects on the archways of old medieval European churches, or when a famous lake freezes over. Might now be the time to see the Northern Lights? As you can see, sometimes heading to a location for the view alone can reward you in droves.
It’s nice to have comforting indulgences in the accommodation you head to and the attractions you see. This might involve booking hotels with jacuzzi tub in room options, or heading to restaurants that allow for comforting eating with a rustic seasonal menu. In some places, like Canada, winter eating is not only seasonal but perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of its cuisine, allowing you to eat root vegetables, delectable deserts with syrup, and hearty ales. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence at the end of the year.
Cozy, Relaxing, No-Pressure
Winter is a time when you don’t have to worry about being indulgent or wanting to become cozy. This can involve taking time in a hot tub and steam room, or walking into a comforting pub with all the best ales, or taking time to walk around the quaint little bookshops in your local environment. A combination of these efforts can help you really loosen your collar as it were, taking that pressure off your mind and just being where you are, with people you love, in a location that begs to be explored.
With this advice, you’ll no doubt feel inclined to take an awesome vacation and to do so with care.
Which places around the world sound magical during winter to you?