Winter is settling in an it can be a little depressing.
There is nothing to do outside because it is too cold, and nothing to do inside because…
Well, maybe there is tv to be watched, but you would rather be out and about, right?
Maybe it is time to start thinking about a winter getaway. A nice wintery retreat or perhaps a little spot in the sun?
Here are a few ideas to get your travel desires burning!
Winter Vacations In Europe
There are a lot of places you could go in Europe in winter, but for me, quintessentially it must be Switzerland.
Switzerland Travel in Winter
With so many stunning mountains and amazing scenery, how can you go past it.
And another great plus is that if you get up high, often it is blue skies all the way!
If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, I can only whole-heartedly recommend you check out this guide. That should get you started with planning your trip!
And if you want to learn even more, you can’t go past the main tourist website in Switzerland, myswitzerland.com.
Austria Is A Cheaper Option
While Switzerland is for those without a care for the budget, Austria is your best mountain holiday destination if you have to worry about money.
With the Euro being a little cheaper, it certainly helps. But just generally things are cheaper and more value for money than in Switzerland (although to be fair, you can still find reasonably priced places).
If you want to know where to go in Austria, aside from just heading to the standard old St Anton, here is a guide I suggest you read.
There are lots of options, many of which are within easy driving distance of airports. And they have great family packages too!
The Dolomites Are Amazing
Don’t forget poor old Italy when it comes to winter getaways. It is not just a place to head for the heat in summer!
Italy and the Dolomites in particular are spectacular. I have never seen such gob smacking scenery and used my camera so much as over there.
There are also quite a few resorts to choose from which you can peruse at your leisure on this website.
Catch Some Sunshine In The Canaries
Last, but certainly not least, are the Canaries. Very popular with us Brits and for good reason.
Even in winter the temperatures stay in their 20s and you can usually find reasonably priced accommodation and things to do, even over christmas and new year.
So, if you want sun and warmth, instead of sun and cold/action, then find out which of the Canary Islands is right for you.
To be honest, I can’t give you a recommendation as it depends on your budget, preferences and what you like to do.
But, with the above 4 choices, you certainly cannot go wrong!