The clocks have gone back and for the next six months, life is going to consist of getting up when it's dark, working all day in an office lit by artificial lights and going home when it's dark. It's no wonder so many people suffer from seasonal affective disorder. But it's also no wonder that over the past decade, as air fares have fallen and the world has become a smaller place, the number of us who are regularly taking a winter sun break has increased dramatically. The increase has been so massive that the number of winter getaways being sold now almost matches those sold in summer.
Winter Getaways: now that winter has rounded the corner it is time for you to getaway from the winter blues and the humdrum of ordinary life. If you and your spouse are tired of the ordinary, change your routine and go away for wonderful romantic winter getaways. Here are some tips for getting away during the winter time.
Winter time in UK can be extremely romantic with the beautiful snowfall, a wonderful warm fire, and the two of you snuggling together on a warm couch while drinking hot chocolate or your favorite hot drink. Britain boasts beautiful beaches, historical houses, wonderful woodland and picturesque villages. Try Shakespeare and scenery in Stratford-Upon-Avon, puffins and peaceful coastline in Berwick-Upon-Tweed or history and architecture in Edinburgh. UK getaways for the winter can be very easy and very inexpensive.
Most hotels and motels usually have specials during the winter months and if you love spending a great weekend cuddling next to the fire, this will probably be a great fit. If you like outdoor sports there are plenty of ski lodges that offer fantastic accommodations to make anyone with winter blues cheer up with a big smile on their face.
If you are not a sporting type and want to get away to beautiful natural surroundings, then check out a bed & breakfast. Bed & breakfasts winter getaways offer a romantic break to many couples. So this winter take advantage of the cold weather, get away during a beautiful winter weekend.
As winter's chill settles in, our thoughts naturally turn to the perfect winter getaways. Snow-lovers fixate on piles of powder, steaming hot tubs, and thick down comforters; sun-seekers dream of bright desert sunshine, secluded strands of white sand, and crystal-clear waters. How about you - prefer to point your toes down the steepest, snowiest slope you can find or dip them into a warm, tropical bay?
Quebec - world's "coolest" getaway.
The Ice Hotel really lives up to its name - the 4-foot-thick walls, bar, nightclub, wedding chapel, and furniture (yes, even the bed) are all carved from ice. Bring a friend and share the warmth.
Whistler, B.C. - the suite life: Mountains and skiing.
The all-suite Pan Pacific offers all the apres-ski comforts you could want: heated outdoor pool, soaker tubs, and a day spa. But if it's excitement you crave, try dog sledding! You'll learn about the dogs, help harness them for the trip, and even ride the rails and learn to mush, if you like.
Val d'Isere, France - winter (Olympics) wonderland.
One of Europe's top resorts, Val d'Isere hosted events for the 1992 Olympics - so it's the perfect setting for your next alpine adventure. Stay in a traditional chalet steps from the mountain, and don't schlep your skis on the plane - rent high-performance equipment online before you go.
Vail, Colorado - ski all day, then kick back in comfort.
You'll love the ski-in, ski-out access at the Vail Cascade Resort, as well as the heated outdoor pools, cushy mattresses and fluffy down comforters, movie theater, and the free shuttle to town. Get your lift tickets online and you'll be ready to hit the slopes the moment you arrive!