Holiday 101: Places You Should Include in Your Itinerary
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving” –Author Unknown
Vacations and holidays are literally some of the best things one can spend money on. It gives us the pleasant luxury of making memories in a foreign place and experiencing something totally alien to us. The air we breathe, the people we encounter and the very ambiance are all new and fresh to us that immersing ourselves in a foreign excursion would be incredibly liberating and in some cases, even cathartic. However, there are some places that are worlds apart from the others, places you ought to include in your bucket list and with the Christmas holiday looming over us; you might just get your chance.
This article has collated some of the best places you can spend your Christmas sabbatical—from the exquisite beaches of Asia to the sprawling and magnificent landscapes of Europe; you are guaranteed a variety of places to choose from and incredibly diverse selections.
1.) The Philippines
During the winter months, it can get rather cold in some countries that most individuals would like to spend their holidays in a warmer climate. The Philippines is one of the best countries you can visit if you are looking for a more humid weather and apart from that, the country seems to be in perpetual summer with its endless share of beaches and expansive lush greenery. Along with basking out in the sun and getting a tan in the middle of December, there are a lot of outdoor activities in the Philippines which you can enjoy. From canyoneering and whale watching in Cebu, ATV Philippines in Porac, Pampanga to touring the underground river in Palawan, there is something for every type of adventurer in this country.
India is a myriad of colors with all its wondrous sights and diverse animals to complement it with. In fact, the atmosphere in the country is akin to having the Jungle Book come to life. So, if going on a jungle safari is more of your speed, then explore the wildlife and landscapes of Madhya Pradesh, India. You can see wild Bengal tigers and other jungle animals reminiscent of the hit Disney cartoon and movie, “The Jungle Book” and live through the adventure for yourself.
3.) Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro was the well-known host for the 2016 Olympic Games, but there is more to it than being just that and the host of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Rio is teeming with tourists all over the world for its stunning natural landscapes that would make picturesque photos. The place also has its fair share of beaches which would be the perfect spot for enjoying a day out in the sun or a round of beach volleyball. A visit to Rio de Janeiro will guarantee any traveler a series of eye-popping delights.
Japan might be known to be the world’s best when it comes to frontier technology and is the premier spot for exploring some of the world’s newest gadgets. But, apart from the cutting-edge gadgets and efficient train systems, Japan has a lot more to offer. If the weather permits, visitors can head to Hokkaido which is considered to be the country’s natural adventure playground. People can then enjoy climbing, camping and hiking in its expansive forest, mountains and lakes. You may even take a dip in one of the hot springs. Though it may sound more ideal for a summer getaway, Japan is also perfect for skiing during the cold months in Niseko.