Everyone’s always talking about their Summer holidays and how excited they are to drink cocktails on the beach, soak up the sun and do nothing for a week. It’s been YEARS since I’ve been on one of those types of holidays. And whilst I wouldn’t rule it out again, right now, I’d much prefer to do some Winter travel instead.
Partially because I don’t actually like the heat. So I can only imagine how uncomfortable I’d be trying to relax on a sun lounger when it’s upwards of 35 degrees. No thanks. But snow, ice and minus temperatures? YES PLEASE. Gimmie it all.
Going on holiday around Christmas and during Winter can definitely be a bit of a bank breaker. But it’s also the most magical time of the year. Doing some Winter travel can be the perfect way to end a year too. When you’re most in need of a break, after the previous 12 months of work, stress and busyness.
So here are some of the experiences and destinations firmly on my Winter travel wish list!
I’ve been skiing before in La Plagne in France and I absolutely loved it. Although I went for a school trip and obviously I didn’t have any freedom on that holiday for our own safety. So I would love to go again and be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted – and also stick to slopes I felt more comfort on!
Mark Warner Ski Holidays have a ton of ski holiday packages in all of France’s top ski destinations – including La Plagne! And did you know, that La Plagne has the world’s biggest cable car? It’s a double decker!
Can you believe I’ve never been to a Christmas market? Nope, me neither. I’m hoping to rectify that this year – probably just somewhere close by and definitely in the UK. But in terms of Winter travel, I’d love to travel abroad for Christmas and visit some Christmas markets. I think Nuremberg in Germany would be a good choice!
Of course Lapland is like, the ultimate Winter travel destination isn’t it? I’m so envious of anyone who’s visited Lapland! I can’t think of anywhere more perfect to be during Winter and Christmas – I bet it feels like a completely different world away from your own.
Santa Claus Village, the Ranua Zoo – home to arctic species, Pyhä-Luosto National Park and of course a stay in The SnowCastle of Kemi hotel (constructed every Winter from snow and ice!) As a lover of the cold, I couldn’t think of anything better!
I feel like every travel style post I write, I always include Disneyland Paris in it. Despite the fact I’ve already been 3 times, it’s ALWAYS on my wish list. Because it’s my favourite place on Earth and at Christmas? Gosh, I could cry it’s so magical!
I went for New Year back in 2009/2010. And also in November in 2011. So both times they had all their Christmas stuff up and out and it really is the most magical thing. So I don’t think I could bring myself to go to Disneyland Paris at any other time of year.
What’s on your Winter travel wish list? Are you a sun worshiper or do you enjoy magical Christmas holidays too?
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