Unfortunately, we’re starting to leave the sunny days behind us, swapping sandals for wellies, tank tops for knitted sweaters, and sunglasses for umbrellas. The clocks are turning back soon, meaning it will turn dark even sooner than it already is. If you find all of this a little bit depressing, we have collected an amazing overview of various destinations to cure your winter blues. From sunny destinations to phenomenal ski resorts to hit the slopes, get inspired for a winter getaway to recharge those batteries till we can finally welcome spring once more.
To the Sun: Thailand
Due to the climate differences, Thailand in winter still has high temperatures of around 30°C. The monsoon rain will move out, making way for drier and more pleasant weather. Keep an eye out on tickets deals as airfare will be the biggest cost. You will be able to find good deals on accommodation and food. You could also consider booking an organised trip to Thailand with a holiday provider. If you’re not sure what to do once you are there, your whole schedule will have been taken care off and all you have to do is relax. You can lounge about your hotel’s pool, visit Bangkok or enjoy Thailand’s amazing food and nightlife.
To the Slopes: French Alps
Although the cold can bring about a lot of misery, it can also create magic. If you’re into skiing or snowboarding, now is the time to sort out your holiday to the slopes. The French Alps is an area that houses a wide variety of suitable resorts, including Val d’Isere, St Anton, La Plagne and Meribel. Meribel is a perfect option if you are visiting the French Alps for the first time. As part of one of the largest linked ski areas in the world, you will have access to over 600km of pistes. Skiing holidays can be easily booked through websites like https://www.markwarner.co.uk/ski-holidays/france/meribel, where you can book all-inclusive family-friendly ski deals for great prices. The Meribel resort offers great skiing for all abilities. If you are an experienced skier seeking big thrills, why not tackle Tignes’ Grande Motte glacier?
European City Break: Copenhagen
If you only have time for a quick city break and not an extended holiday, why not get in the Christmas mood with a visit to one of Europe’s charming cities? I had to include Copenhagen in this list as it’s one of the cities that is highest on my travel bucket list. The Danish capital is exceptionally suited to get even the worst humbugs into the Christmas spirit: they turn part of the city into a Christmas wonderland, unveil a huge tree and host a variety of festivities. The Christmas Market in Copenhagen is hosted at Tivoli Gardens from the 18th of November till the 31st of December this year. There will be wooden chalets, snow-topped trees, reindeer and fairy lights. The stall will offer Christmas decorations, handcrafted items, jewellery and many, many more. What are you waiting for?