4 Unusual Winter Break Ideas for Adventurous Travellers


Despite the fact that winter hasn’t officially started yet, the dropping temperatures and the leaves falling off the trees are all reminders that winter is indeed on its way. And with its arrival comes that longing for warmer days, sunshine, and just an escape from the dreariness of the season. The good news is that there’s nothing to stop you from making that happen, as you can get moving on your winter break ideas right now, and give yourself that holiday to look forward to.

But what happens if you consider yourself an intrepid explorer, one who isn’t satisfied with the typical holiday? What if you like to take the road less travelled and truly explore the world? Not to worry as we’ve got some fabulous winter break ideas that are perfect for intrepid explorers just like yourself. 

Zanzibar - Tanzania
If it's an exotic tropical location that you're after for your winter break, but you don't want to visit the typical destinations, then Zanzibar in Tanzania could be perfect. The beaches are nothing short of spectacular, the water is clear turquoise, and there are plenty of opportunities for adventures and activities. The area is actually well-known for its National Parks, which can be found in-land. They are accessible by small domestic flight operators. One standout is the Ruaha National Park, which is sure to fill your thirst for adventure and excitement.

Hallst├Ątt - Austria
Now maybe you don't mind the cold temperatures in winter, in fact you embrace them and would like to build a holiday around that winter-vibe. If that's the case Hallst├Ątt, Austria could be the perfect destination, as it looks like something straight out of a children's storybook.

Located just an hour east of Salzburg, here you'll find 12th-century churches, a quaint market square, and the fact it is nestled along Lake Hallstatt with snow-capped mountains rising behind the village. Be prepared to take plenty of photos of this destination, and be sure to explore beyond the village.

Lisbon - Portugal
Also located in Europe, another fabulous winter destination is Lisbon, Portugal. You don't have to worry about snow and ice here in the winter, as the climate is extremely comfortable all year round. There's also the fact that Lisbon hasn't yet caught on to the mainstream of travellers, which mean you aren't going to be fighting with crowds of tourists. Known for its architecture, history, cuisine, culture, and beautiful coastal views you really get a taste of the Portuguese people here.

Why not enjoy a slice of the Caribbean in the form of a British Territory. Anguilla is located just north of St. Maarten and is known for its relaxed pace and stunning natural beauty. You'll be able to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and heavily populated suburbs and truly get away from it all.

Highlights include the diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region, the beautifully kept beaches, and resorts that don't feel like your typical sun destination resort. Everything here has a smaller feel to it, a slower vibe, and just allows you to connect with the culture that much easier.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
A final tip for intrepid travellers is to make sure you’re organised and purchase travel insurance for your winter getaway - ideally as soon as you've booked your holiday. In today's times, with COVID-19 still prevalent around the world, travel insurance has never been more important! Travel insurance from Staysure even includes COVID-19 cover in all its new policies at no extra cost, plus there is no upper age limit to worry about for seniors, and the insurance covers all medical conditions!

All that’s left for you to do now is start planning your winter getaway!

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