The year is just beginning, and you are surely already dreaming of the places you will visit this new year. And it is that for a traveler, the insatiable thirst to know new places, is the motor that motivates all his days until the desired moment of beginning the crossing begins. There is an urban legend that says that winter is a season in which you must stay at home, depressed and melancholy, seeing how life seems to freeze through the window.
Actually, traveling in winter has many advantages. You can get the best prices of the year, since it is low season in virtually all destinations; you will travel without crowds; and, in addition, many places in the world show you a very different face from the rest of the months of the year, being more beautiful than you had imagined. If you still don’t know where to go and you want to five winter trips a good try keep reading! We introduce you the best destinations to travel in winter in 2018. Leeuwarden Chosen as the European capital of culture in 2018, it will surely be one of the must-see destinations this year to travel, and more in the winter season. It is located in Holland, and has impressive natural landscapes. So much that its coast is a World Heritage Site. If you visit, you can attend various cultural events emphasizing the tributes to Mata Hari (Espia) and Escher (graphic designer), both renowned for their traditional and contemporary culture.
Canada At any time of the year, Canada is undoubtedly an excellent travel destination. But particularly in winter. With various options for skiing, its mountains full of snow will provide guaranteed satisfaction. And one of the best places to do it is near Vancouver, 125 km north of the city and it’s called Whistler Blackcomb. Russia Impossible not to travel to know her. It will host the World Cup and Olympic Games 2018. Hostess of hundreds of delegations, Russia with its permanent cold almost all year round, will offer its best face to those who visit it, offering a multitude of gastronomic offers and above all, tourist excursions where you can play sports in snow, you cannot miss it as in Soshi, an ideal destination for different sports. Other cities are Veliky Novgorod, one of the oldest in the country with great cultural wealth and Kazan, where Europe and Asia have found a point of union. Finland Being able to see the aurora borealis once in your life with your own eyes will be one of the feelings of euphoria and fullness that you will want to have in your memory. That is why Finland is the ideal destination to live and experience this natural phenomenon in winter when the nights are much longer than at any other time of the year. Cities like Helsinki, Tampere or Rovaniemi where you can visit Santa Claus and be his assistant for a day. Nicaragua If you want to get away from the conventional and live a tropical experience at this time of year, no doubt choosing a place that has a beach will be within your options.
Nicaragua is still a country with virgin places like its almost unexplored forests. A crystalline beach with warm sands will make you forget the cold, places like San Juan del Sur, Corn Islands or La Flor Wildlife Refuge are ideal to live this experience with a pre-Columbian touch for the culture that it offers and let yourself be carried away by this magnificent place. Australia With its sunny climate on its coasts, it offers you the possibility of ending the year with a spectacular tan, whether you travel along its beaches and bays by bike or surfing with your friends. In general it maintains pleasant temperatures during the year, but the most recommended sector to travel during this time is to the east of Australia, exactly Byron Bay, in New South Wales. Bhutan If your thing is to opt for less touristic and more spiritual places, then Bhutan will be ideal for you. Here you can visit and even see its many mountains, including the Himalayas, and stay in Laya, a settlement that is more than 4000 meters high. This trip will allow you to insert a little more in their culture and traditions since it is the tourist bet that these people have for you, making you share their typical foods, clothes and sports. Traveling is the only activity that allows you to experience new sensations that will make you live a full and happy life. All the money invested (because it will never be spent or wasted) brings cultural, human and emotional growth to you. What are you waiting for? Plan now your next destination to make a great trip this winter!