Excited to go skiing and feel the frosty flakes hit your face as you fly down the mountain? Ready to relax by the beach and to bathe in the crystal clear waters and sunshine? Want to go shopping in any shopper’s wonderland? Well, regardless of your vacation style, here are our top 5 suggestions on where to go this winter break.
Whistler Blackcomb Canada Ski Resort
Whistler Blackcomb in Canada is one of the best ski resorts in the world and the largest in North America. The ski resort is located two hours north of Vancouver. The view is gorgeous while you’re skiing or snowboarding and while you’re relaxing at one of the cozy cafes, enjoying a hot chocolate while warming up after a day of snowy fun.
Who will love it: Someone who likes the cold, as average highs are only 0º. Skiers and snowboarders will appreciate the 200 trails to accommodate all levels of experience and the 32 chair lifts they have to take you up and down the mountains. This is a perfect destination for active families.
For more information: https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com
Phuket, Thailand’s biggest and most popular island, is very well known for its marvelous holiday resorts and spas and its gorgeous white sand beaches. Phuket city is the place to encounter busy street life and the cultural markets of Thailand. If you like to snorkel (whatever your snorkeling level is), Phuket is the place to go, to see the diversity of the sea life. The street food is also amazing and insanely cheap; you can get a great traditional Pad Thai and flavorful seafood for under $2.
Who will love it: Beach aficionados and street food connoisseurs.
For more information: http://www.phuket.com
Dubai is a great place to visit during the winter, with an average temperature of 26 degrees. The beaches in Dubai, private and public, are gorgeous and clean and have amazing views. If you’re someone who loves shopping, Dubai has many huge malls with every type of store you can dream of. Dubai Mall is one of the most famous malls in the world, with over 1200 stores inside. It’s also the second largest mall in the world. You can find basically anything inside, and just the mall itself is a site to see, with many beautiful decorations, an ice skating rink, a food court, a cinema, and even an amusement park. If you’re enjoying the warm weather, but would still like to go skiing and feel the breeze of cold air hit your face, Emirates Mall is the place to go.
Who will love it: Someone who loves relaxing on the beach while drinking a cocktail and crazy shoppers with Money. To. Spend.
For more information: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning
Brasov is the best city to visit in Romania during Christmas, as during the winter season it turns into a winter wonderland of its own. The city center has a Christmas festival, full of stands with traditional Romanian food and winter treats, many handmade decorations and gifts, fun activities and carolers full of Christmas spirit. You can also go skiing during the day, and get a day pass for the slopes in Brasov or the renowned slopes in Predeal, just one hour away from Brasov. Nature and the views while skiing is to die for and the slopes are perfect for any level. You can follow the slopes or go off piste; Brasov and Predeal have lots to offer when it comes to skiing.
Who will love it: Someone who enjoys the cold weather while skiing through fresh snow during the day, and enjoying drinking a warm hot chocolate while walking around the Christmas market at night.
For more information: www.lonelyplanet.com/romania/transylvania/brasov
Ever wanted to go to one of those picture-perfect locations? Well The Maldives is the most photogenic vacation destination in the world. The Republic of Maldives is one of the most sought-after tropical destinations in the world, with a chain of over 1,000 islands in the Indian Ocean. It has world-renowned diving sites and resorts that are the definition of luxury. Whether you are looking for some time to relax or a crazy adventure, the country offers the perfect combination of both.
For more information: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/maldives
Tell us: Where’s your favorite place to go during winter vacation?