TOP 5 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS-
The crazy days of the festive season are over; it’s probably time to take a relaxing vacation to break up the remaining winter months. Whether you feel like hitting the beaches without the crowds, seek that amazing romantic escape for valentine’s day or hitting up a grand Carnival party; January, February, and March are the best months to go on holiday not just because the weather is so grim in Europe but there are so many cut-price deals to be found. So, here are top 5 places to get warm this winter
1. The Caribbean
A region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the amazing surrounding coasts. Southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, East of Central America and North of South America. Can be reached with just a short flight from Florida. The Caribbean in the beginning of the year is a haven and prices are relatively fair. If you are looking to relax in the sun this January, the Caribbean is the place to be. Enjoy the all-inclusive hotels and resorts, the gentle breeze, reliable sunlight and friendly temperatures. Either choose an island vacation or enjoy a sample of many with a luxury cruise.
Dubai is a spectacular city in the United Arab Emirates. It is known for luxury shopping, ultra-modern architecture, and lovely nightlife scenery. You will love the tranquility and quality of life it has to offer. Burj Khalifa, the 830m tall tower dominates the skyscraper filled the skyline. The Dubai fountain lies the foot of the city with jets and lights choreographed to music. You will love the man-made islands; the Atlantis, the palm, lovely resorts, and marine animal parks. If you love shopping then Dubai is the place to be, with the world’s largest shopping mall in the city center. Stay at the Damac Maison and you’ll have great access to the mall.
Without forgetting to experience the incredible historical sites rich in history and the vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle of Dubai on this exhaustive sightseeing journey of the city. Witness Dubai’s well-known landmarks such as the sail shaped Burj Al-Arab building and charming Jumeirah Mosque, and be informed of interesting and amazing details about each of the sites from a native guide. You will without doubt take in look of the city’s most picturesque places and residential areas.
If the winter of the northern hemisphere has you yearning for the sun, the good news is it’s summer in Australia. This is the place for quiet beautiful beaches. It is the capital of New South Wales; one of the Australia’s largest cities. It is popularly known for its Opera House, it has distinguished sail like the design; mammoth Darling Harbor and Circular Quay which is a hub for waterside life with the towering, arched harbors Bridge and the esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens.
Sitting pretty in the Atlantic, off the coast of West Africa; the Canary Islands is the place to be in Europe during winter months. It has exciting activities to enjoy on each island. it has dramatic scenery and interesting history to explore. Indulge on Gran Canaria, ride the camel on Lanzarote, discover Tenerife foodie scene or lie on one of the Fuerteventuras white sand beaches.
5.Cape Town, South Africa
This is South Africa’s southwest coast port city. It is on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. There are slowly moving cars climbing to the mountain’s flat top, the top gives a breathtaking view of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading Robben Island in the Table Bay where the iconic Nelson Mandela was once held.
Stretching its way towards the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s City Bowl takes in along Long and Adderley Street and the ever-cool Kloof. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere whilst taking in the architecture of days gone by, the area is famed for its excellent galleries and museums, I would recommend the District Six Museum and Iziko Slave Lodge Museum for an interesting insight into the city’s past. This is also a great place to eat and drink with different types of food on offer including the magnificent traditional African cuisine. There are many places to stay in this area but the highly recommendable is the Cape Town Hollow and the boutique style Cape Cadogan.
At the moment, the weather is pretty much perfect with warm days, midnight’s and virtually no rain at all. This makes the beginning of the year quite a peak season here. Enjoy great nights, safaris and incredible history as you tour around.
You have probably been looking for a place to get away to and escape cold to enjoy some sunshine. Travel around the above amazing place as the year begins and I bet you will forever remain nostalgic.
Alex Morgan – Is currently crushing his studies in Dublin, Alex is a career writer, by choice! He posts on a number of blogs and websites and harbours desires to begin a great novel, but struggles creating character names – Look for the epic fantasy “Tom the Barbarian” on shelves soon.
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