January might seem like a long way off, or perhaps you’re already dreading the bitter coldness of the month. However you feel about the first month of the year, the UK is not the best place to spend it, and many people experience the January blues. One of the best ways to defeat them is to travel. Not only are destinations cheap in January, allowing you to have something to look forward to and break the monotony of the winter months, but holidays can also allow you to tick off any travel-related new year’s resolutions.
If your new year’s resolution is to travel somewhere a little bit different, you should consider the positives of visiting Russia in the winter months. Although it might be unreasonably cold in January, with lows of -8 Celsius, there is no country like Russia in winter. Russia was built for the winter months and can help to vanquish any lingering depression after the Christmas period, with its spectacular landscapes and monuments. What’s more, if the back-to-work period is stressing you out, you can book a stress-free holiday with Exoticca Travel’s trips to Russia, the perfect way to see as much as possible of this momentously vast country bridging Europe and Asia.
Leave your life and the UK behind with a holiday getaway to Canada, whose exquisite natural attractions and National parks will have you begging to weather the winter out in North America. The best place to travel to in Canada during January is British Columbia, whose destinations such as Glacier National Park are at their best in the winter months, allowing you to remember the joys of the winter season rather than the negatives. While you are there, you may also have the opportunity to spot wildlife such as bears and moose, and even the phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Whenever most people think of Scandinavia, they think of winter with sprawling snowy landscapes, pine forests and regal mountain ranges. If you want to step into a Christmas card, visit Sweden in the new year and have the opportunity to follow reindeer and moose through the woodland on safari, sleep in an igloo and even lose the Christmas pounds and shake off the January cobwebs by visiting the ski slopes. Additionally, if you are fixated on the Northern Lights, Sweden is the perfect destination to spot them if you are looking for a viewing location a little closer to home.
If you are fed up of winter and want to turn the clocks forward to summer, it is time to book a flight to Australia, which, in January, experiences some of its hottest temperatures of the year. Additionally, where could capture the Australian way of life more than the Gold Coast? Fulfil all of your Christmas dreams this year and get your 2020 bucket list ticked off early by enjoying the waves in Surfer’s paradise, or finding the child in yourself again at one of the many theme parks.