Fancy a change of scenery for this upcoming winter? Here are five of the truly inspiring and delightful destinations that you could be looking for.
Seek Out Winter Sun in Dubai
Are you tired of moaning about the dull, miserable winter weather? Well, why not head off to the sun. Dubai, a country that benefits from the anticipating sun that everyone desires. This would be the perfect destination for those who want to soak up the sun. If you’re a sun worshipper you are going to love the picture perfect scenery and all the buzzing nightlife that this holiday will hand to you, with its huge shopping malls and world class hotels, Dubai would definitely be a place worth visiting.
Hit the slopes in Switzerland
Grab a group of your friends and hit the slopes in Switzerland if you’re not quite ready to ditch the thermals just yet. An active winter break have something for everyone, whether you’ve never been skiing before or you’ve been skiing for years, this would be the place for you. You can explore some of the most challenging trails that Switzerland has to offer by cross country skiing or snowboarding. This journey wouldn’t just be for skiing because many ski resorts have buzzing nightlife, quality catering and superb après ski.
Spot the Northern Lights
Have you been craving to see the northern lights for a while now? Well, the winter months are the perfect time to do so. The Aurora Borealis, named after the Goddess of Dawn, is a natural light show caused by the collision of energetic charged particles. Millions of people flock each year to see this phenomenal scene, if you want the best chance to see these lights, head to any of these winter destinations. They can be seen from Scandinavia in Northern Europe. Finland is the most popular spot, as it is closest to the “Aurora Ring”. The lights are most visible where there is no interference from artificial lights, so take a tour into the wilderness. Plan your trip around the new moon, when there is less light from the moon spoiling the Aurora Borealis. Starry nights can hinder visibility, as can clouds.
Lace up your hiking boots in Scotland
The UK is home to some of the most beautiful winter destinations, if you feel like you don’t want to head abroad. So why don’t you invest in a pair of high quality hiking boots and head off to enjoy a walking holiday with picturesque scenery. There are routes for all abilities whether you are an experienced walker or a novice and they are dotted all over the country. The National Parks are particularly superb, and you can never be too far away from a great hiking location.
Experience a Winterlude festival in Canada
Winterlude is the best place to go if you are looking for a fun family holiday. Winterlude is the largest festival in Canada, and arguably the world. There are a range of sporting activities, a s well as organised competitions where spectators have the opportunity to watch professionals at work. There is live music and DJ performances throughout the festival but the prime entertainment takes place in Confederation Park. Confederation Park is better known as Crystal Palace, ad this is the home of ice sculptures and fine dining at the world’s largest carnival. The event lasts for three weekends over the winter. It is home to the world’s largest ice rink, approximately 5 miles, so there is plenty of space to get your skates on and start practicing.