Christmas might be touted as the time when you’re supposed to get together with family, but for some people the thought of spending the day surrounded by relatives makes them run in fear. Here are a few alternate destinations for your Christmas getaway.
If you’re looking to keep it local, there’s no better destination than our most tropical state. The flights are a tad expensive during the holidays but you’ll have less competition for prime beach spots with everyone busy opening up presents indoors.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Southeast Asia is one of the most affordable destinations in the world and December is smack dab in the middle of their warm season. It’s the perfect place to hit the beaches, get away from the cold and not break the bank. Instead of a cabin in the woods, how about a bungalow on the beach for a fourth of the price?
If you want to keep in the spirit of Christmas being a winter wonderland, stay close to home and head to Aspen. Instead of opening presents with the in-laws you can ski the slopes with friends. They also put on a pretty spectacular Christmas display, so you don’t have to avoid the holidays if you don’t want to.
This might seem like an odd addition to the list, but Rome is situated right next to one of the holiest places on Earth, Vatican City. If you truly want to embrace the holiday spirit then this is certainly a great place to get in touch with the Holy Ghost. Plus, with such a large religious population you can bet they put on quite a show.
Among the myriad concerns the everyday traveler may have when approaching any trip, safety and security are most likely the most important, but protecting yourself from both bodily harm and petty theft can distract you from the real reason for your travel: to escape daily life and immerse yourself in another culture. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in travel accessories that can perform multiple functions, like carrying your gear while also protecting it with state-of-the-art security features.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Los Angeles is a sunny city with beautiful beaches. One could argue L.A. is the “New York of the West,” as the city is culturally diverse and has a strong financial and cultural influence on the country as a whole. It is also a much-sought-after destination among travelers for its beaches and the fame associated with the city.
Navajo Nation is an area of land in the southwestern United States. Covering about 27,000 square miles, the region in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah currently makes up the largest area of land retained by a tribe within the United States. Home to the Navajo people, the area boasts monuments, parks, markets, trails and historic sites.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.