Whenever the weather gets colder, a person tends to wish for warmer temperatures. Especially around the holiday season, the last thing you want to do is stay inside all day. It’s been proven that remaining inside reduces the amount of sunlight you get, which puts a damper on one’s mood.
That’s why it’s a great idea to get out to warmer temperatures for a vacation, especially during the winter season. Stuck on where to go? Here are some fabulous travel ideas that will get that serotonin up and minimize your chances of seasonal depression.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Even spending just one day in Brazil is going to make you forget about the cold wet snow on the ground back in your hometown. Brazil sports about 220 miles of coast that makes it easy for you to get away from the crowds and have some time to yourself to unwind and forget about your troubles. Fernando de Noronha, especially, has been voted one of the world’s best islands to vacation on. With all of the clear ocean waters to swim in and the hiking trails to traverse, who would want to go anywhere else?
Ignore the fact that Greenland is even more north than most places you’re interested in vacationing in during the winter. However, it is considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is the world’s biggest non-continental island and has more than just glaciers to gawk at. There are colourful native villages, fields of sheep, and at night, you can see the Northern Lights for hours on end. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet, when you’re not interested in the thrill of beach life and crowds of people.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Interested in a more tropical fair? Thailand may have exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation spot. The temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees, meaning that you won’t have to bring more than a sweater to deefnd yourself against a light chill. You’re free to explore the many golden temples, rice terraces, and hike through the many tropical mountain paths that are always picture perfect. So don’t forget to take your camera with you too!
Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb isn’t exactly a tropical paradise, but it’s a great way to spend the winter season with some exercise. It’s known for its high-quality hills that are perfect for skiing and snowboarding. There’s no shortage of trails, so you won’t have to wait in long lines or bump into anyone else down the slopes. Thankfully, there are difficulty levels on each slope, so there are options for newbies and professionals alike. Or if you’re not interested in the slopes, you can always choose to book your vacation in a lodge and enjoy all the hot chocolate and comfort foods being provided.
No mater where you choose for your winter desination vacation, it should be a location that provides you with a lot of activities to keep your mind and body busy. Don’t be afraid to contact your local travel agent to see what this year’s trendy travel spot is. Who knows, it might be closer to you than you think!