One of the many advantages of modern times is the ease of access to destinations around the entire globe. Winter can be anything one desires, whether it is on the ski slopes, holidaying in a tropical paradise or working up a sweat trekking through the jungle on a remote mountain.
With winter fast approaching, the time to book a vacation has now arrived but with so many options available, sometimes it becomes difficult to decide exactly where to go. If you’re dealing with a destination dilemma, the following winter trip ideas might just make the decision a little easier for you.
Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
Situated about 80 miles north of Vancouver, Whistler is one of the most bustling ski spots in North America. For those active types that enjoy snowboarding and skiing, Whistler is one of the nation’s premium destinations. With over 40 feet of annual snowfall and a gigantic 8,000 acres of land on which to explore, there is something for everyone at Whistler. Activities include ice-skating, ski and snowboard schools and heli-skiing. Being equipped with some of the best ski lifts in the world guarantees there will be ample opportunity to tackle the slopes, rather than waiting around to head back up the mountain.
Taking time to visit Niagara Falls during the winter gives a window into a world that many unsuspecting tourists completely bypass. There are deep discounts to be found during the low season and a range of activities for singles, couples and families to explore. With less competition and more room to move, winter in Niagara will warm your heart and get your passion for travel pumping. One can even rent a room with a Fallsview, making for a most memorable winter get away.
When the cold becomes too much to bear it’s time to pack up and follow the sun. How about a lovely beach holiday in Costa Rica? While the neighbors are shivering at home there’s plenty of time for lolling on the pristine beaches, zip lining through rain forests, trekking or taking a wildlife tour. Costa Rica abounds with giant turtles, turquoise beaches and incredibly colorful birdlife, which is just the ticket to sweep away those winter cobwebs. Prices are reasonable and one’s money buys much more at this time of year. Activities can range from sedate hammock naps or exploring the beautiful old cities to extreme white water rafting and jungle canopy tours. Choose to unwind or crank the action up to a fever pitch.
For those who want to avoid the cold but stay somewhat closer to home, Las Vegas is easily accessible and filled with fun, nightlife and adventure of a different kind. Be entertained by cabaret and comedians, ride on the back of a Harley, indulge in a pampering spa treatment or try your luck at the gaming tables. Whatever your preference, Las Vegas is considered to be the entertainment capital of the world. It’s modern, brash, glitzy and glamorous and can be the perfect antidote to dreary winter days that make one want to retreat from the world and hibernate the silly season away.
Winter vacations are the perfect chance to find a vacation that suits ones personality and style. So, whether it’s embracing the weather or chasing the sun that you want, it’s great to know that anything and everything is possible with a little planning and an adventurous spirit.