Winter weather is not usually very pleasant, to put it lightly. Sure, it’s gorgeous when it’s snowing outside and you’re at home, thinking about building a snowman or opening Christmas presents. It’s an entirely different story when you have somewhere to go or someone coming to you and the weather is getting in your way. Going to work or school in winter weather is dreadful – and as a result, it makes us all dream of heading on a holiday at this key time of year. Some of us are even lucky enough to do so, and providing the airport isn’t shut, you too can enjoy an absolutely phenomenal escape in the midst of poor weather at home. I’ve got three amazing holiday destinations I want to share with you that are perfect for these dreary months.
1. South Africa. January is one of the best times for an incredible safari in South Africa, and spending your days in a hot climate having adventures is surely the greatest contrast you can get on a holiday from the UK! South Africa has plenty of luxurious accommodation to pamper you in the evenings after exciting days out. You might also consider a visit to Cape Town and a climb up Table Mountain; for those who aren’t ready for climbing, the Table Mountain Cable Car is a great way to see those fantastic views without so much effort. Read the rest of this entry »
Come winter-time, everybody wants something different from a holiday. Some want to embrace the snow and cold, others want to flee somewhere hot; some celebrate Christmas with parties, others by relaxing; some want to do something active, others want to do nothing at all. In this Top Five, I try to suggest something for everybody – from coach tours to the Dales to cocktails on the beach.
1- Christmas with Santa in Lapland
As if the season wasn’t exciting enough for children already, a quick search online will reveal a massive variety of Christmas-themed winter holidays to Lapland – the home of Father Christmas! Although you might struggle to find travel insurance that covers your children exploding from excitement, the risk is one well worth taking; one-horse open sleighs, themed grottos and even Santa feature in many of the tours, which can be arranged for the big day itself. For the big kids in your life, expeditions to witness the Northern Lights and New Year parties are also readily available.
2- Swiss Snow Sports
With winter comes snow sports and there are few places better to experience them all than Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »