Magical Ideas For A Winter Break

Hey Cats,
Does the winter time leave you feeling a bit down? The long nights and cold winds can drain all the energy out of you, can’t it? I’m determined that this coming winter is going to be a bit different. I’d love to treat myself to a special winter break away. I’d save some money by budgeting well for Christmas and then blow it all on a fabulous few days that would leave me invigorated and full of energy. So, here are the options.
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A road trip in the South of France
The area around Nice is spectacular at any time of the year. By visiting in the Winter, you get to avoid the crowds. I would stay in Nice itself but hire a car so that we can do loads of exploring because lazing on the beach is not an option! If it’s warm enough I’d love to go for a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and pop into the Matisse Museum.
A day trip to Monte Carlo is at the top of my holiday list. I just have to see the harbor with all the huge yachts and exclusive restaurants. I may even blow some of my hard-earned cash in a casino.
Snow spotting in Lapland
I may decide to embrace winter and head somewhere with proper snow such as Lapland! I adore the look of the tree hotels and would love to spend a few nights in one. There are so many unique experiences to try in Lapland. I just have to be pulled on a sled by huskies or reindeer through the magical countryside.
I’d also love to see Levin Lapinkyla, a traditional farm in Lapland. Smoke saunas, Finnish culture, reindeer, and alpacas sound like heaven to me!
A romantic break in a Scottish castle
How romantic would a break in a 15th-century Scottish castle in the depths of Winter be? Very! The spectacular Argyll Tower is just 3m from the sea and in between the showers, we could go for bracing walks on the amazing 3 miles stretch of beach. The perfect way to get there would be to fly into Wick airport but arriving by car on the spectacular coastal road is not a bad second option.
Once the bad weather sets in we can retreat to the fabulous restaurant or snuggle up in front of a blazing peat fire. Sampling a glass of Scotch whiskey would keep us warm.
Overall, there are a few things that every winter short break must have. It's best to head for somewhere that is not too far away because traveling can be tricky. Allow plenty of time for your journey.
Head for somewhere that has plenty of indoor attractions and entertainment and cosy restaurants and cafes where you can retreat when the bad weather sets in. Packing for a winter break is easy! You need one pair of warm walking boots and one smart pair. Loads of layers so pile in the T-shirts and jumpers and a waterproof layer. Don't forget gloves and a hat!


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