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Traveling in Winter
Traveling is such a beautiful and fulfilling experience. It lets you explore yourself and the world from a different perspective. You have new experiences which lead you to unplanned, yet exciting situations. The experience becomes even more fun when you are joined by your spouse or your family or your friends. You make beautiful memories and share them with the people you love. It is a great bonding time for all the people involved.
Every person has their own criteria of amusement which is why some prefer to vacation in the summers, while others fancy traveling in winter. Winter season is a great way to go on your wildest adventure and experience all the beauty of nature in a new way. You would never find so many celebrations going on at a better time. Although there is a chance that you may experience slight delays in your flights due to harsh snowfall, but it is always worth the wait. To enjoy your winter travels as much as possible, here is what you need to do:
The biggest concern for travelers is money. This is the driving force that limits you from a lot of possibilities. Summers are the times when travel agencies and hotels make the most money. Winters is when customers are low in numbers which makes hotels, airlines, and traveling destinations, decrease their rates and have you save a lot of money.
There are a lot of festivals that take place in winter. New Year, Hanukah, and Christmas are the most prominent celebrations. Although there are different festivals that happen around the world, like the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Winterlude in Ontario and Music and Winter Festival in Switzerland. With these festivities come the added experience of sharing the joy and having to celebrate new things with total strangers. It gives you a better chance of interaction with other people.
Winter brings new fashion every year. So it is only understandable that you would want to purchase a lot of different winter clothing and accessories. Due to the winter celebrations, there are usually a lot of sales in the vicinity. You may be able to get huge discounts on a variety of products and even be able to stay up to date on your fashion. Besides winter is a time to wear all the best clothing as you can add layers to everything that you wear.
You can play your favorite any time of the day you want during summers, although, there are some games that are only limited to winter. Snowkiting, snowshoeing, ice fishing, extreme sledding, and ice racing are some of the games that are exclusive only to winters. You have the opportunity to enjoy these games in your trip especially if your local town does not get any snow at all. If you are a nature lover then you have the chance to see loads of different animals that thrive and survive in winter. There are different reserves built for such animals or you can experience wildlife by renting a motel or a cabin which is closer to the woods.
Since it is cold outside, you might be more attracted to going to activities that involve enclosed spaces. This usually means that you can go check the local museums of the place, clubs, bars art galleries, old architectural monuments and much more depending on the country. You have a better chance of enjoying these places if you are not a fan of winter sports.
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There is a specific variety of food that feels and tastes great in winters. These cuisines are more enjoyable in those frosty nights as they make you feel warm and comfortable. Cheese, fondue, pies and various types of fishes are a staple in many countries. Mulled wines are a lot popular in many countries as the drink for winters as well. So you have all these delicious treats to try and look forward to once you arrive at your destination.
Although traveling is fun be it in any season, it depends on the person’s idea of enjoyment. Winter can be the perfect time for you to step out of your home and avail all the bounties the weather has to offer. Apart from that, winter traveling gives you the chance to experience things that are seldom experienced by other travelers making your travel memories even more unique.
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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 19th January 2017.