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“Let’s go on a winter holiday” is something most people don’t say when the weather worsens. It isn’t because they want to stay at home, quite the contrary. No, it’s because they believe the myths which surround wintertime getaways. Well, this post is here to say they are false. At least, the following ones are not true!
These are the misconceptions about winter holidays which you shouldn’t believe.
It has to be hot
Wrong! Warm weather is a plus if the idea of freezing cold temperatures doesn’t appeal. Hardly anyone would turn down a fortnight on the beach sipping cocktails. But, winter holidays can curl toes, too. Skiing is a prime example, as is going to see the Aurora Borealis. Lots of people have tonnes of fun trekking in the Arctic Circle and torpedoing down the side of a mountain. Why? It’s because extreme sports get the blood pumping. Plus, seeing the greatest light show on earth is worth a little frostbite! Hot weather is good but anyone can chase the sun.
It is expensive
The usual retort is that proper winter holidays are expensive. First there is the price of the flights, then there’s the ski pass, and, finally, there’s the cost of the equipment. If it’s a family vacation, the price can skyrocket. Still, there are ways to cut the cost without impeding the quality. Think about accommodation for a moment. The luxury catered Chalet Les Bartavelles is valued at upwards of €2,000 for seven days yet sleeps ten to fifteen people. If the chalet is full, the overall price will be less than €200 per person for a week. It isn’t a bargain by any stretch, but it won’t break the bank. In fact, it’s quite reasonable. So, the more, the merrier is a great attitude to have on a skiing holiday.
It’s hard to find time
Booking time off work is the bane of every adult person’s life. It’s true that employers won’t sanction a holiday during the busiest times of the year. However, there is a loophole. All you have to do is take time off in advance so that there is no argument. As long as there is someone else to cover the shift, the boss won’t mind where you are in the world. As for the kids, they get time off school in October and December. Just be on the ball and there shouldn’t be any scheduling problems.
Usually, winter resorts are busiest during the autumn and winter months. And, the hot places are rammed too because it’s their summer. So, yes, the resort could be full of people. Even though it isn’t a lie, it isn’t worth worrying about as it adds atmosphere. Whether it’s the slopes or the beach, there is enough space for everyone to enjoy their mid-winter break. Instead of letting it get to you, embrace everything the country has to offer and take it on the chin.
A busy bar is annoying, but it isn’t worth staying at home for during the winter. Let’s face it – nothing is.