Winter is approaching. That means many people are preparing for the holidays by bundling up for the frigid weather. But adventurous people break the monotony of shoveling snow and travel the world to warm seas and winter sun-drenched paradise.
NerdWallet Travel Expert Sally French writes: Newsweek Tips for traveling in winter.
“Sometimes you can save hundreds of dollars in airfare just by adjusting your travel schedule for a day or two,” says French. “Extending travel and spending money on that workcation is worth it, especially if you can work remotely (and spend more time in a warmer place).”
When traveling to regions with temperate climates, the French recommend looking beyond booking a standard hotel room, which often has a resort fee added. Check out Airbnb for a cost-effective alternative.
“If you’re traveling somewhere warm, you don’t need the boots and jackets you wear in December,” she says.
Bulky checked bags and carry-on bags also cost money and you have to compete for space in overhead bins, she added.
“Try taking advantage of the warm weekends and traveling with just a backpack,” she said. there will be nothing to do.”
Newsweek We also spoke with three other travel experts about their top seven winter destinations.
This travel influencer loves exploring destinations near water, be it ocean or pool.Ravi Ross said Newsweek A thriving LGBTQ+ scene and delicious vegetarian dining are present in most of his recommendations.
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Roth says it’s a great time to travel.
“I think we’ve all realized we don’t have to wait until we’re 40 or 50 to get to that bucket list destination.” You don’t have to wait for the money to arrive.”
- Santiago, Chile — Roth says the vibrant city of Santiago has a rich history, to die for nightlife and lots of delicious food. It is just a short drive from the colorful port city of Valparaiso and the stunning beauty of the Andes Mountains.
- Palm Springs, Calif. — “It’s a city that welcomes everyone,” Ross said of Palm Springs, California. is.”
- Miami, South Beach — Revelers will love Miami, where you can “swim all day and party all night.” But the city is also known for its diverse ethnic cuisine, storied history, fun thrift shopping and cutting-edge high fashion.
- Los Cabos, Mexico — Ross said resorts like Hacienda Del Mar are the perfect escapes for those seeking “the ultimate blue water, divine sunsets and luxurious experiences.”
- Uluwatu, Bali — “Yes, it’s expensive to go there, but being in Bali is very affordable,” said Ross. I highly recommend Uluwatu to: gorgeous temples and a great place to recharge during the winter months.”
- South Africa, Cape Town – A flight to Cape Town can be expensive, but Roth said he never regrets it when he arrives. This South African city boasts hiking, wineries, beaches, high fashion, and once you’re there, it’s extremely affordable thanks to exchange rates.
- Kauai, Hawaii — Ross said that going anywhere in Hawaii would be a great experience, but sunny Kauai is something else. indiana jones meet Jurassic Park.”
As president of Palm Beach Travel, Annie Davis earned a lot of stamps in her passport. Her boutique travel agency is a favorite of celebrities and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Davis said Newsweek The allure of winter travel is escaping the freezing air and seeking warmer weather, and it is a time when many are considering traveling abroad.
“When the first snow hits the north, our phones start ringing,” Davis said.
- British Virgin Islands – Davis wrote a letter Newsweek More than 50 islands, coves and coves make up this stunning Caribbean nation. Whether you’re staying in a treehouse suite at a secluded resort, unearthing gold during a snorkeling trip, or relaxing on a secluded cave beach, you’ll love it.
- Florida Keys — “Whether you land in Miami or Key West, you’ll already feel like you’re in the tropics,” Davis said in an email.The islands that make up the Keys are connected by bridges. Rent a car and visit the local bars, shops and seaside restaurants. Great for people in different price ranges as well.
- Cuba — This destination tends to be popular these days. “With so many flights and unique cultural tours, visit Cuba while it is still full of charm, history, art, color and character. You can explore historic hotels and visit the places where Hemingway and other old stars danced all night while sipping mojitos.
- Tahiti – Davis explained that Tahiti is the most populated island in French Polynesia. “Walk through dense rainforest waterfalls and cool off in the myriad of crystal clear lagoons,” she said. “A quick flight to Bora Bora and a stay in an overwater bungalow should complete your bucket list trip.”
- maldives — Every year since 2020, the Maldives has become the hottest travel destination in the world, said Davis. There are more than 20 natural atolls and reefs that rival the Great Barrier He Reef in terms of diverse marine life and vibrant corals.
- dubai — Dubai is synonymous with luxury, and rightfully so, said Davis. You can also look for adventure on a desert safari. “Insider tip: Visit the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa,” she added.
- Fiji — Fiji, located southeast of Hawaii and north of New Zealand, has more than 330 islands, less than a third of which are inhabited, Davis said. A “pristine paradise,” she notes, Fiji features “world-class diving, water sports, and pristine soft white sand beaches with crystal clear blue waters and lush rainforests.”
Travel journalist and publicist Catherine “Kat” Fleischmann is an American living in Italy with extensive knowledge of the world’s top resorts, luxury hotels and vacation home rentals. Her PR firm, Do Tell PR, focuses on travel, fashion, and food “inspired by the lifestyles of modern millennial global citizens,” according to her website.
Fleischmann said Newsweek Its winter travel is perfect for those who want to avoid extremely high temperatures while traveling abroad in the summer.
“I prefer doing that activity in the sun, but I don’t like scorching heat,” she said.
- Nassau, Paradise Island, Bahamas — A trip to this paradise feels like “being transported to another universe,” writes Fleischmann. Newsweek“A turquoise paradise with translucent waters, a laid-back atmosphere, delicious food and a whole new and exciting culture, Nassau Paradise Island is the ideal destination for a luxurious December getaway.”
- Mexico — For the perfect vacation to escape cold-weather prisons, visit Mexico and its charming sea and warm sun, said Fleischmann. , said those looking for a laid-back vacation can unwind at Holbox.
- Phi Phi Island, Thailand — Fleischmann describes Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands as “one of the most unusual natural paradises on earth,” and the water is crystal clear and warm. “It has soft sand and white beaches overlooking emerald waters, and if you’re interested in snorkeling or scuba diving, there are unparalleled coral reefs and spectacular cliffs,” she said.
- El Nido, Philippines — Fleischmann escapes America’s miserable holiday weather for the warm waters of El Nido, where you can embark on fun sea adventures on traditional boats and indulge in authentic cuisine. . If you want to relax, you can also apply for a “massage while looking at the sea”.
- Miami, Florida – Considering it’s her hometown, Fleischman knows a thing or two when it comes to beautiful Miami. She describes it as a bustling city rich in culture and home to cutting-edge clubs and restaurants.
- South Africa, Cape Town – Like Roth, Fleischman chose Cape Town, South Africa as one of his top seven spots. “Whether it’s a cable car ride up Table Her Mountain, spotting penguins at Boulders Beach, exploring Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, or visiting a winery or safari, the December season is… You can always expect perfect temperatures,” she said.
- Cartagena, Colombia — The gem is warm and full of sunshine, making it perfect for a beautiful boat ride, Fleischmann said. Many travelers choose this place to welcome the New Year.
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