Try Christmas holidays abroad this year
Christmas holidays abroad are becoming more popular every year. There is something very attractive about escaping from the monotony of home and heading somewhere exotic for Christmas.
Christmas holidays abroad a a good way to enjoy the holiday season with family or friends without having to worry about whether the house is tidy what to cook or how to deal the traditional arguments about what to watch on television after Christmas lunch.
The good thing about taking Christmas holidays abroad is that they don’t have to be as expensive as you might expect especially is you are prepared to travel during the holiday season itself. Flights are usually cheaper on Christmas day and Boxing day and also over the new year on New Years eve and New Years day. There are some super last minute deals available if you look carefully so why not give your family a Christmas to remember this year?
There are some important things to remember about taking Christmas holidays abroad:
- If you do decide to travel during Christmas then allow extra time to get to your destination.
- The roads are likely to be busy. If you plan to use public transport or any other services including airport parking services check that they operate throughout Christmas
- If you are taking Christmas presents with you it is sensible to leave them unwrapped. Airport security may decide to examine your bags by hand and remove all the wrapping anyway. You can carry wrapping paper with you but remember not to include scissors in your hand luggage.
Any expensive gifts you are carrying should be taken in your hand luggage and it is helpful to bring receipts in case you get stopped by customs at any point. It is also a good idea to check that your holiday insurance is sufficient if your gifts are of high value.
Perhaps the most important decision facing those who take Christmas holidays abroad is: “Where should I go?” The answer to that question really depends on what your family enjoys and what you want to do during your Christmas getaway. Here are a few ideas to get you started…
Where should we go for Christmas
During the Christmas season Rome could never be described as quiet. The Piazza Navona turns into a large Christmas market where visitors and locals enjoy shopping and watching street performances.
Seville also seems to take on a life of it’s own over Christmas. It is the ideal destination for Christmas holidays abroad when you want to evoke memories of Christmas holidays long ago. Here you will find traditional markets chestnuts roasting and some of the best food and drink Europe has to offer.
If you have younger children and want to make their Christmas truly memorable then there is really only one destination to consider. Christmas holidays abroad must mean a trip to Lapland. What could be more Christmassy than a trip to see Father Christmas in his traditional home? Visiting Lapland is also one way to ensure that you get to see some snow over Christmas so make sure you bring your warm clothes with you. In Lapland you could try a sled ride with reindeer or huskies or maybe try out a snowmobile. However you choose to travel there is plenty here to keep you busy whatever your age.