Where to Retreat from The Cold This January
The holidays can be a stressful time. There’s the holiday decorating, visitor preparations, holiday travel and the expenses. After everything is said and done, the holiday may seem more like a work-week than a vacation.
If you’re in need of a vacation from all the holiday madness, January might be the best time to travel. While there are plenty of places to avoid in January, like cold and rainy Europe, there are many places where you can enjoy and celebrate the start of a new year.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Europe, January is a good time to hit the slopes. When it comes to travel in January, the Alps are the prime destination for skiers and snowboarders. Enjoy a winter getaway to the ski resorts of France, Switzerland or Italy. Enjoy charming winter towns, enjoy warm drinks, and get cozy with your loved one.
If you’re looking for a little more warmth, many places in Asia still have favorable weather. Travel in January to Thailand, Vietnam, and southern China. Stay away from the north where it’s colder in January. Known as the land of beaches, Thailand is beautiful nation with a rich cultural identity. Sixteen million tourists visit each year to enjoy the bustling villages, modern hotels, and top notch restaurants.
While the north is still cool in January, it’s a good time to discover and explore the Sahara. If you plan to travel in January, keep in mind it isn’t the time to visit if you’re looking for a beach experience, but a great time for safaris. After your safari, try a river cruise. Check out the hippos and crocodiles from the safety of a platoon boat. If you’re truly adventurous, you can even kayak with crocodiles.
Escape the cold with a trip to South America. Keep in mind that any place that’s warm in January is going to have its peak season the week between Christmas and the end of the first week of January, so try traveling towards the end of the month. January is the best weather month for Colombia. Days are sunny and warm, but rarely too hot. There’s typically little to no rainfall in January, so you can enjoy sightseeing.
While the Caribbean is pricey during January, travelers can still find great travel deals. Of all the islands, Montego Bay remains reasonably priced during the high season. The weather in January is perfect for a beach getaway. While your friend and family back home or clearing snow from their driveway, you’ll be enjoying water sports and sun bathing.
Take a trip this January, and detox after the stressful holiday season. You’ve earned it.