Winter, for so many of us, signifies a cold, wet, and generally miserable existence. So if you are looking for a way to escape these dreary cold months, and find somewhere that’s a bit more special and pretty, why don’t you take a vacation right now? There are so many places that sparkle in the middle of winter, so let’s have a look at where you can go to enjoy winter in another country.
Hit The Slopes
Arguably, the best way to enjoy winter without feeling freezing cold would be to get suited and booted and hit the slopes! Luckily, there’s a Bogner men’s jacket sale going on so you can look fabulous. And if you don’t know where to go, try Innsbruck in Austria. It is known as the ski and snowboard capital of the world. And as a double whammy, if you are tired of hiking up and down the slopes, you can check out the Winter Olympic attractions, like the Olympic ski jump. In addition to this, if you are a sucker for architecture, pay a visit to the Royal Habsburg home. And if you like bling, Swarovski crystals has its headquarters here.
“Hygge” It Out!
This Danish concept of coziness means you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the bleak midwinter. In Copenhagen, you can tour the various cafes and eateries, relaxing and enjoying the scenery over a nice cup of hot chocolate. While the concept of coziness lends itself well to winter, if you want to do a little bit more, Copenhagen has numerous tourist attractions for you to visit. The Tivoli Amusement Park and Rosenborg Castle, look beautiful when they are blanketed in snow.
Get Blinded By The Light
If, like most of us, you can’t bare icy cold temperatures, Abisko in Sweden might not sound like you, to begin with, but the further north you go, you can witness the Northern Lights in all of its splendor. But, bear in mind, the sun doesn’t rise for weeks on end in the middle of winter. So you might find yourself covered in darkness, but as a plus, it can feel like it’s party time all of the time! In addition to the Aurora Borealis, you can have that Christmasy feeling all the time. You can visit the national parks or go skiing, ice skating, and even dog sledding!
Be A Culture Vulture
In winter time, the Carnival Of Venice in the eponymous city is a fantastic way for you to expose yourself to new and interesting cultures. Venice, as we all know, is beautiful, but the celebration that occurs between February and March can appear to be bizarre on the surface, but once you get into it, you won’t want to get out. In addition to the carnival, you can experience Venice at your own pace. The architecture, the classical atmosphere, not to mention the abundance of canals need to be experienced!
So pack your essentials for the plane, and get going abroad! It’s time to warm your winter!