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the best travel destinations for winter 2022-2023

You all will know that travelling is one of my favourite things to do. I love planning new adventures, whether solo or with a group of friends. Whilst summer trips are great fun, there are so many travel destinations to explore during winter that will have you just as excited to pack your suitcase and jump on a plane.

If you're a keen traveller, I'd recommend that as you read through this blog post, you take some notes as I'm sure these travel suggestions will come in handy in the near future.


1. Three Valleys - Meribel, Courchevel & Belleville

The Three Valleys, or Les 3 Vallées as it is formerly known in French, consist of the largest ski area in the world. Many ski resorts will open their doors during the first week of December, if you're a keen skier this will give you the opportunity to leave first tracks in the snow! This may be especially important for you if you want to avoid the influx of families that tend to descend during the school, Christmas holidays. If you're keen on avoiding this, the first two weeks of December are best recommended for you.

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced skier the Three Valleys is a must-have experience for all. There is so much to explore and with the valleys interconnected by seven ski resorts, there are numerous options for you to explore.


2. St. Moritz

St. Moritz is the perfect destination for you if you are looking to indulge in a luxurious winter. St. Moritz is located in a luxury resort town in Switzerland. St. Moritz has hosted the winter Olympics on more than one occasion - it's very much the gold standard for a true winter experience.

In addition to being a ski destination, very few know that St. Moritz was initially launched as a summer destination due to it's mineral springs. For this reason, St. Moritz has some of the best quality spas in the world. Hotels such as the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, provide you with the true 5* experience - seven restaurants, a world-class spa, golf course and mountain views. The Badrutt's Palace Hotel St. Moritz also offers you the chance to indulge in beauty and function, with spa and health and wellness services.


3. St Barts

St Barts, formally known as Saint Barthelemy, is a French-speaking Caribbean island. St Barts is famous for its white sandy beaches that prove to be a major attraction in the winter months. The months of December to May are known as the "lent months" on the island, these are the best months to travel due to the dry season.

During this time of year, Gustavia, the capital of St Barts, is filled with yachts at its harbour. The high-end restaurants and shops in the capital also prove very popular. Although the official language of St. Barts is French, the island attracts sun-seekers from all of the world, so you won't have any issues getting around St. Bart when you arrive.


4. Lapland - Northern Lights

Lapland is in the Northern region of Finland and is home to ski resorts and the Northern Lights. Lapland is also famous for its reindeer with many visiting to have the true Christmas experience. Some activities on offer include reindeer rides, sledging with huskies and visits with Santa. Lapland is the perfect place for a family friendly trip, so if you've been struggling to choose a winter destination that would be enjoyable for young children, this is a worthwhile option for you to explore.


5. Dubai

This is another special addition for those of you who are winter sun-seekers. Dubai forms a major city within the UAE. Dubai is also home to the Burj Khalifa and famous Dubai fountains. During the summer months, Dubai is avoided due to the extreme levels of heat, however in winter many tourists from around the world gather to enjoy a warm Christmas and bustling New Year. The Dubai New Years fireworks display is amongst the best in the world.

Luxury shopping and an active nightlife can be enjoyed throughout the city. With waterparks also on offer and the Dubai underwater zoo, Dubai can also be a family-friendly destination during the winter months.


6. Kitzbuhel Ski Resort

Kitzbuhel is located in Austria and is one of the top ten ski destinations in the world. The annual World Cup ski races are held in Kitzbuhel. Despite the high standard of skiers that arrive in the area, there are numerous ski schools that offer to teach students at all levels. Kitzbuhel is also known to be frequented by international high society and much of the area is focused on meeting the needs of such clientele.


It's time to get planning...

I'm sure you've found that there's a little bit of something for everyone in this blog post, so whether you enjoy skiing away the winter or laying by the beach, you can now be a little more informed in your decision making.

Do be sure to share where you'll be travelling this winter!


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