Travelling in Winter can be a means to escape the cold, or simply make the most it. Read our ideas for the break…
Travel, in itself, has been shown to have many psychological benefits, including a higher degree of openness and emotional stability. The exposure to, and adaptation to, multicultural experiences has also been shown to increase creativity.
There are obvious considerations when planning for travel like budget, what to pack, and any medical check-ups that you may need before travelling to certain areas. Sometimes the hardest part can be choosing where to go, so we’ve put together a few ideas for winter travel planning.
WHEN YOU’RE SEEKING WARMER COASTLINES
Maintaining pleasant weather year-round, Honolulu is suitable for the solo traveller as well as families, with great entertainment precincts right alongside outdoor activities.
When in Hawaii, take the opportunity to hike out to some stunning waterfalls, or experience the edge of a volcano, or just take a dip at any of the iconic beaches.
Hawaiian Airlines is flying to Oahu out of Los Angeles or New York up to six times day.
Los Angeles, California
Angelenos don’t have a hard time in Winter, with steady daytime temperatures and only occasional rain.
Make the most of some of the city’s most popular hikes without the summer heat, or even jump in to the far smaller lines at Disneyland.
According to TimeOut it’s also a great chance for locals to book a staycation, avoiding higher seasonal pricing.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE COLD
Whistler, BC, Canada
With more than 8,100 acres of land and nearly 40 feet of snowfall annually, snow-lovers will be in paradise.
Peak skiing is from December to February, while March brings warmer temperatures but maintains good snow conditions.
If price is a concern, Whistler Blackcomb offer deals and packages for accommodation, through to lessons and lift passes.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Voted as one of the Top 5 ski resorts for families in 2014, Beaver Creek has long child friendly slopes, and even themed skiing areas for their entertainment.
For parents needing downtime, there’s also plenty of options for shopping and dining.
Getting there should be easy, with five major air carriers offer direct non-stops flights into Eagle County Airport from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, New York (Newark, LaGuardia, JFK), Miami, and Minneapolis.