Winter Gettaways you Can’t Miss in 2018 – For some travelers, a winter wonderland of snow is what this season is all about. For others, the escape from sub-zero temperatures is a must. Whatever your preference may be, these trips Maison Valentina has gathered will have just what you are looking for, have a look below!
Patagonia’s mountainous, milky blue views are well worth the long plane flight. But many amenities and parks close during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months, making November through April the best time to visit. During this time the days are also warmer and longer, meaning more time to hike.
Christmas markets have warmed Vienna’s city center for centuries. Karlsplatz Art Advent is a sparkling must-visit for families, with a petting zoo, kid’s craft houses, and organic snacks. Artisans at the Spittelberg Market sell handmade ceramics, intricate mobiles, and local beeswax candles along charming cobblestone streets.
Anyone whose heart thrills to American Christmasiness will love New England in winter. Holly wreaths on every door, white church spires spiking into a blue sky, skating on ponds, skiing at picture-perfect resorts, plaid-shirt types to help fit your cross-country skis: enchanting.
Perfectly preserved, with winding streets and uneven red roofs, the medieval Old Town at the heart of Latvia’s capital looks more alluring than ever after snowfall. Venturing out of your toasty hotel you’ll find lots to do: a compelling Soviet-era museum, an impressive number of Art Nouveau buildings and inexpensive seats at the opera.
Cape Town, South Africa
Our winter is summer in South Africa, meaning it’s the perfect place to thaw out, especially during February and March when it’s less crowded than earlier in the season. Hike Table Mountain, take it easy at the beach and shop around Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
If you’re trying to thaw out this winter, lava should do the trick. Volcanoes National Park has incredible scenery with two active volcanoes, one of which, Kīlauea, is the most active on the planet. The other, Mauna Loa, is the second tallest volcano on Earth. Hike or bike the trails, or take Crater Rim by car and check out craters, ocean views and even a rainforest.
Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise are part of a growing range of luxury properties, alluring Spanish culture in the capital Arrecife, and volcanic majesty in Timanfaya National Park.
Nassau, The Bahamas
Visit the capital of the vibrant Bahamas in Nassau, which is on the island of New Providence, if you’re looking to trade slush for warm turquoise waters. Nassau and the adjacent Paradise Island offer plenty of visitor-friendly travel packages for both families and couples.