Whether you celebrate the holidays at this time of year, or are planning a vacation just because you need one, it can be helpful to get some fresh ideas for travel. We travel to places that are familiar because it’s comforting to do so, but going someplace new is a good thing!
Consider the words of Viktor Frankl:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
With that in mind, check out Travel & Leisure’s 30 Best Places to Spend the Holidays. Below I’ve picked out five of the more unusual ones on their list because going to Acapulco is a cliché, and you probably thought of that on your own.
Do something bold this year, and happy travels!
1. Lapland, Finland
“The wilderness Urho Kekkonen National Park, a 90-minute flight from Helsinki, is an actual winter wonderland: traverse the frosty landscape via a reindeer-pulled sled, or go cross-country skiing on the Saariselkä trails.
Some of the igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen are made of thermal glass—so you stay warm watching the northern lights.”
2. Paraty, Brazil
“About a 20-minute walk from the town center, the pousada Bambu Bamboo is a lush retreat unto itself, with a pool, a spa, lovely gardens, two saunas, and easy access to both rainforest and a cluster of some truly stunning beaches. Breakfast is served by the river.”
3. Quebec City
“Lit-up cobblestone streets, 16th- and 17th-century stone houses, and lots and lots of snow make Quebec’s 400-year-old walled city an atmospheric and European-like place to be at Christmas. The local good cheer and great food could make even a skeptic love winter after all.”
4. Goa, India
“Spread over 88 acres, the Fort Aguada Beach Resort was built on the remains of a 16th-century Portuguese fortress. The hotel’s holiday extravaganza includes jazz and Goan food.”
“New England’s old-world ambience and coziness make Boston a natural choice for the holidays. Enjoy Beacon Hill’s cobblestoned streets dusted with snow, and celebrate the ghosts of Christmases past with the Christmas Revels at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre.”
If you go somewhere for holidays, let us know about it by leaving a comment on this post, or just stop by Rolls Royce Motor Cars Raleigh. Bon Voyage!