While many people don’t think that it’s one of the greatest seasons for traveling, there are so many reasons to travel this winter. Whether you want to get out of the snow and experience the sunshine, or simply want to save a few pennies on your family vacation, winter is undoubtedly one of the best seasons to do so. Traveling in the winter is somehow much more fun than traveling in the summer, or any other season for that matter, but there are more than a few reasons to travel this winter.
1. The Cold
One of the most obvious reasons to travel this winter has to be that you get to leave the cold weather. Sometimes you just need to get away from the cold for a little bit, and a nice warm vacation is the perfect way to do that. Spending a few days away in a sunny place can help you get through the rest of the cold, seemingly endless, winter months.
2. The Winter Months Are the Worst Months
I think that at this point we’re all in agreement that the winter months are the worst months of the year. Does anyone actually enjoy February? The winter months after Christmas are always so gray and dreary. Make February bearable by traveling somewhere that will make you think of the winter months positively rather than as the worst months of the year.
3. New Year’s Resolutions
It’s a cliché New Year’s resolution, but traveling is often at the top of people’s resolution lists. Rather than forget about your resolution, put it into action as soon into the New Year as possible. Justify a trip on a whim as it being a New Year’s resolution!
4. It May Be Cheaper
Depending on where and exactly when you go, it might be cheaper to travel in the winter. If you go during a time when school is in session, it will most likely be worlds cheaper to travel. If you go to a place that is not often frequented during the winter months, you will also save a ton of money. Look into the cheapest times to travel to your choice of destination beforehand. Who knows, they might just be the winter months!
5. Experience the Culture with Few Tourists
Very few tourists can find time to travel during the winter months, but if you’re one of the few who can, you are in for a treat! Many celebrations, festivals, and other local traditions are celebrated during the winter months that tourists don’t get to experience. Experience them as a local without the tourist crowds!
6. They’re Easier to Plan on a Whim
Because many people can’t find time to travel during the winter, it may be easier to plan trips quickly or on a whim. Depending on your location of course, hotels probably don’t fill up very quickly, as well as flights and other plans of that nature.
7. Check off Your Bucket List at a Fraction of the Cost
If you have a bucket list of places you want to go to, go through it and find the most inexpensive places to travel during the winter months on your list! You’ll be able to see the places on your bucket list that you may have never seen, and for a mere fraction of the usual price!
8. Prevent SAD and Other Cold Month Problems
My hometown is one of the dreariest in America, so I know too much about Seasonal Affective Disorder and other winter month problems that come along with it. Prevent SAD from becoming too prevalent in your life by taking time out of the winter months to do a little bit of warm weather traveling!
9. Some Places Are Just Better in the Winter
Some places, both warm and cold, are better experienced when you’re experiencing them in the winter. Some places have more to experience when you’re there in the winter, and the warm places are just really great to experience when the rest of the world is close to freezing over. Either way, you need to get out and travel to them this winter!
Where are your favorite places to travel during the winter? Do you have any travel plans this year?