How to beat the winter blues - with travel!

  • Snowman in Yosemite

Summer is over, and you’re back to reality. What a bummer, huh? Whether it’s a return to Uni or a dull, dreary stretch of office-time, darker nights and shorter days await. You’re dreaming of sun-soaked beaches, when really you’re trawling the shops for a new winter coat and arguing with your housemates over when the heating gets put on again.

But the months ahead don’t have to be a never-ending marathon of nights in with Netflix and a takeaway!

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas and New Years Eve to remember, or an amazing winter sun holiday in the Americas to make everyone on Facebook mega jealous, check out some of our top destinations to spend the winter months in!

Christmas in Yosemite

Yosemite is beautiful whatever the season and a visit at Christmas will be a truly magical experience. Just imagine walking through forests of Sequoias and hearing the crunch of freshly fallen snow underfoot. As soon as you lay eyes on the Giant Sequoias covered in a blanket of snow, you will feel like you have stepped right into a Christmas card. It may be freezing, but it's Christmas so what better way to warm up than with a cup of hot chocolate, by a roaring fire in Yosemite Valley. And with snow comes great skiing opportunities, so embrace the white stuff and have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

California Christmas Vegas New Year

Winter Sun in Central America

Not a festive fiend? More 'bah humbug' than elf appreciator? Don't worry - we've got plenty for you too! If your idea of winter fun is winter SUN, then Central America is your perfect destination during the colder months. With plenty of locations hitting temperatures of up to 30 degrees even in December and January, you're in for a treat. Explore Mayan ruins and cloud forests, spot amazing wildlife and get to know the locals - while everyone back home turns green with envy at your 'hot dogs or legs?' snaps from Playa Del Carmen. 

Explore Central America

New Years Eve in Las Vegas...

Where better to ring in the incoming year in THE world's capital of pure, hedonistc fun?! On New Year's Eve the entire Strip closes to traffic and the party truly hits the streets. From all-you-can-eat buffets to explosive fireworks and light shows, one thing's for sure - you're in for one hell of a party at this ultimate night of celebration! 

Canyon Christmas Vegas New Year

Festive fun in Canada 

Winter holiday in Montreal

Canadians sure know how to get their festive on! In wintry Montreal, the French influences bring a real European feel to the city at Christmastime - with winter markets to pick up the best presents from! Buzzing Toronto is packed with fun outdoor and indoor activities, as well as a lively night-time scene, and Stowe is considered one of the world's best ski spots. For a true Canadian christmas, why not go the whole way and spend a special Christmas Day in Montreal? We hear it's a pretty short journey for Santa too...

Canada Christmas New York New Year

Winter adventure in Southwest USA

Southwest USA Monument Valley

Southwest USA is full of stunning red rock national parks, arid deserts and awesome scenery. Winter is a great time to visit as the parks have fewer tourists, and Death Valley National Park being the hottest place on earth is definitely far more enjoyable. The trails throughout the Grand Canyon National Park are quieter giving you better opportunities to take in this awesome landscape without weaving in and out of crowds of tourists. Check out our Southern BLT for the pefect winter adventure in America!

Check out our full list of Christmas & Winter tours

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