The winter can be a difficult time for many people. With shorter days, it’s still dark when you arrive at work and already dark again when you leave, so for most of the week you might not have the chance to enjoy daylight.
Having a holiday to look forward to is the perfect way of prevent getting into a winter slump. Travelling and spending time outdoors where you can relax in the warmth of the sun or embrace the cold of winter is the perfect solution. Here are some travel inspiration ideas to beat those winter blues.
TURKS AND CAICOS
Turks and Caicos is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Bahamas. The pace of life is laid back and peaceful and renting a villa here is a great way to relax and recharge. Providenciales is filled with world-class resorts, pristine beaches and beautiful crystal clear water. The area is great for diving and snorkelling and there are plenty of opportunities to charter a boat and explore the coastline.
The Hawaii island chain is a great place to rent a car and explore. The beaches are stunning and they come in many colours, including black, green and white. The area is live with volcanic activity and you can stop at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or Kaloko-Honokohau National Park to explore the volcanoes. The Ancient Petroglyph Fields are filled with historical rock carvings that are fascinating to explore. There are also many lovely waterfalls to visit, such as Anakaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. The highway is beautiful and you can stop and sample coffee along your drive.
Gran Canaria is located off the coast of north-western Africa. It’s the third-largest of the Canary Islands. An airport bus serves the island well, but if you’re travelling in a group it may work out cheaper to organise a taxi in advance. The island has an extremely diverse landscape and there are many different things for visitors to do. You can relax on black lava and white sand beaches, such as Playa del Inglés and Las Canteras Beach, and try snorkelling. Spend some time exploring the spectacular volcano of Bandama Caldera. Visit the winery and sample the local wines. Go trekking on the trails and explore the beauty of nature.
SKIING IN THE ALPS
The Alps mountain range is sprawled over a distance of 1,200 km and spreads into France, Italy, Slovenia, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This is a beautiful area to explore all year round and you can go hiking, rock climbing or swimming in the summer and try skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and tobogganing in the winter. There are also fabulous villages to explore, world-class resorts to stay at and many exciting things to see.
There are many exciting things to do in South Africa. In its legislative capital city, Cape Town, you can ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and see the amazing view from the top, or rent a car and explore the beautiful Garden Route that is filled with beautiful wineries where you can stop and sample the wine. You can also join tours that will allow you to sample different kinds of cheese, chocolate and wine along the way.