Summer has shrunk down and winter is just around the corner (where did the time go?) Now that you feel the chill of the seasons, you can also be getting the itch. There are numerous winter travel destinations you could think about for 2015, but here is my list of the top 3: Iceland, Thailand, and Bulgaria.
Thailand may look like the most clear choice as it’s warm, but there’s actually some reasoning behind Bulgaria and Iceland, which I’ll discuss below. Without further ado, here’s more.
This neighboring nation boasts cuisine, dozens of islands, historic sites, and cities. As soon as you’re there, Thailand is affordable, especially in case you plan to eat neighborhood such as I did.
Best time to visit Like with most southeastern Asian nations, the ideal time to go to Thailand is December through March. The temperatures are too hot or the weather is too moist.
Affordability factors: For those folks who live in the U.S., Thailand may seem worlds apart. It is, after all, on the opposite side of Earth. However, Thailand provides beach holidays and a whole lot more affordable food options than the Caribbean. If you are prepared to spend a little more on airfare, once you’re there, then it’s actually quite inexpensive (1 US Dollar is equaled to approximately 35.95 Thai Baht). I personally utilized Tripscan to observe the most popular flight deals from my home city of Miami, Florida. I will get to Bangkok for just $546 each way with one stop, as you can see.
For ideas about Thailand travel, take a look at our post 15 Places You Must See in Thailand.
You could be thinking, huh? However, Iceland doesn’t get as cold as London, New York, or Paris. It’s a myth that Iceland can not be appreciated in summer — its climate is rather light for its latitude that contributes to the Atlantic air. Consequently, if you’re able to manage cold but not freezing, you will be rewarded with a few. Plus, you will have thermal pool to warm up in the Lagoon of Iceland.
Best time to visit High season is mid-June through August. September through March is if visitors can see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. Additional off-season activities include dog sledding, Christmas markets, fishing, glacier tours, thermal pools and pools, skiing, and Golden Circle tours.
Affordability factors: If you are planning a visit to Europe in North America (or vice versa), consider taking Icelandair to get a stopover of up to 7 days in Iceland without a extra charge to your own fares. Have a look at these Lonely Planet strategies on how to save money.
Bulgaria is among the best-kept secrets of Europe. The truth is that can have an inexpensive and amazing holiday in Bulgaria year-round. The rationale? Bulgaria doesn’t use the euro. While visiting Bulgaria a year or two ago, I talked to a lot of locals who like having a laugh in tourists who pay extremely substantial prices to ski in different parts of Europe. Bulgaria boasts Bansko in Pirin National Park world-class ski hotels in across the nation, Borovets in the Rila Mountains, and Pamporovo and Chepelare from the Rhodopi Mountains.
Best time to Visit 15th of December Throughout the 15th of May.
Affordability factors: Bansko and the others offer single and multi-day skiing and ski packages. A 3-day complete ski bundle in Bansko (equipment and lift pass) is $139 per adult. That’s the cost for just a one-time lift pass in Aspen (no equipment included). Below is my Tripscan investigation of flights out of Miami to Sofia.
And as an extra bonus Tripscan also provides you live weather updates of the departure and arrival city.
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