As winter approaches and the air is getting more chilly, our minds wander to the faraway warm summer breeze. But rather than traveling in search of sun, winter is enjoyable in itself.
Appreciating winter: The mindset of “escaping winter”
Tropical destinations that are almost always sure to be sunny despite being in a rainy season are popular. People flock to such destinations. The thought of the sun that is so far away is tempting. Even though some people do complain about the scorching sun during the summer months. But escaping winter isn’t always practical to many people. Some just can’t afford to spend a great deal amount of money going to faraway places. Besides, tropical destinations are often so overrated anyway. Think of something different this winter.
Winter is the time to rest. Everything around us is hibernating. The trees and animals are all taking a break. It’s also been noted that a lot of people’s energy levels are the lowest during the winter months. Calm and peace don’t exist only in the so-called paradise islands with pristine white beaches. You don’t need to find places with the year-long sun. Planning to go to Bali next winter? You may want to rethink your plan. Tropical destinations’ airfares are more expensive than ever during the winter.
Winter destinations are less crowded
With so many people planning their winter vacation to a faraway tropical climate in search of sun, a lot of people leave the winter areas. People are looking to get away from the unbearable cold. But winter is truly the time to unwind in calmer, less crowded areas.
Consider your activities
Mountain climbing, ice-skating, skiing, and many other winter activities are a great way to spend your time. Vacationing to winter destinations are one of the best ways to enjoy the most of the winter.
But you don’t need to go skiing or doing any winter sports in order to enjoy the winter. Winter is often the perfect time to just… relax! And get plenty of much-needed sleep. But that does not mean you have to be an outcast and just spend the day at home. Unless you have a pretty solid reason to do it.
If you don’t have any means of traveling to a faraway winter destination, then traveling around your own neighborhood is a solid option. Consider spending some time in that coffee shop you’ve been wanting to check out. Bring your favorite books when you’re going out. Simply relax and enjoy the ambience.
Winter destination suggestions
There are quite a number of beautiful spots if you’re serious about experiencing winter. And these places are often very cheap depending on when you’re going and where you’re from. Check out Stockholm Sweden to see the Northern Lights. Enjoy the Venice of Scandinavia and simply bask in the surrounding city area. Suburbs are the best place to enjoy the Northern lights but they can be seen in the city too. Other places include the Sun Valley in Idaho, Whitefish in Montana, Lake Tahoe California that is gorgeous not just in winter and many more.