“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”, croons Bing Crosby. But not everyone is looking forward to the cold of the winter, nor the dull repetition of yet another festive season spent at home. If you are the kind of person that would prefer to celebrate somewhere a little bit warmer, here are several ways you can avoid a white Christmas. Actual success rates of avoiding the song may vary.
Visit Family Abroad
If you are lucky enough to have family that live overseas, then there has never been a better time to plan a visit. After all, Christmas is about spending time with loved ones! You can book in to stay with them over the day itself and enjoy Christmas dinner together. On the other hand, if you aren’t that close, you can book into a nearby hotel and celebrate later in the day. This is a great way to get a holiday that might be a little bit cheaper, especially if they have room for you to stay. They can show you the sights of their local area without it costing you a fortune. Home-cooked meals are also a great substitute for eating out every night. Just don’t outstay your welcome.
Go On Holiday
Going on holiday at Christmas time is far from a new concept. A new study carried out by My Voucher Codes suggests that Brits are always dreaming about getting away somewhere hot for the festive season. 30% of people would like to be abroad over Christmas, and of those, 58% wanted to be somewhere hot. Only 17% of people would like to go on holiday somewhere in the UK, so that just shows that staying home really is too boring for most of us travellers. Where could you go? Australia is the obvious choice for a Christmas barbecue on the beach, but there are plenty of destinations to choose from. Check the average climate details for this time of year before you fly. If you are booking at the last minute, you could even check the weather forecast to be sure that sunshine and cocktails will be on offer all holiday long. Stay out there for the New Year celebrations, or nip back home in-between if you prefer.
Take a Work Placement
Young, single, and unattached? Then you will be perfectly placed to work abroad over Christmas. This is a great idea and lots of recent graduates tend to try this option. What you need to do is to find a holiday resort which is mostly open in December and January. Unfortunately, most of these opportunities come from ski resorts, so you might have to try a little harder to avoid the snow. However, there are some resorts and attractions which can only open during a limited part of the year. You may also get lucky with finding a temporary seasonal placement where the normal members of staff are returning home for Christmas. Not only do you get to spend Christmas in a hot and exotic location, but you will also be able to earn some money while you are doing it.
However you choose to escape the cold, make sure that you take some presents with you in your luggage. That way you don’t have to miss out on any of the magic of Christmas even when you’re far away!