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Five Out Of The Box Winter Vacation Spots For Your Snowy DelightSunday 28 January 2018
Five Out Of The Box Winter Vacation Spots For Your Snowy Delight – From the North to the South Hemisphere, CovetED has to present you five out of the box winter vacation spots that you won’t regret visiting because they are so unique and so glamorous.
Antarctica – It’s Earth’s southernmost continent, and that’s why it contains the planet geographic South Pole. It has an extension of over 14,000,000 square kilometres so, by comparison, it’s almost twice the size of Australia. It’s a unique and magical place, but there is only one small problem: Approximately 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice.
That’s why Antartica is one of the most remote and isolated places in the world. You won’t find any luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, shops or galleries, but you may be surprised to know that Antarctica it’s one of the most expensive places on earth! It’s so expensive because it’s extremely difficult to get there and to survive in the harshest areas of this continent. Despite that, Antarctica is an amazing travel destination if you are into extreme vacations.
There are several companies all over the world that organize safaris and field trips to Antarctica in the Summer of the South Hemisphere (Winter on the North Hemisphere) between November and March. It’s almost impossible to visit this continent in the real Winter, but you can enjoy some wonderful winter vacation that may include stunning hikes through crystalline snow-fields or spectacular dives in the clear waters of the continent. Just keep in mind that an eight-day trip/ safari without luxuries to this area may cost more than $10.000.
Arctic Canada – It’s the northernmost region of Canada variously defined by geography, politics and tourism. In recent years, the Arctic Canada area gained notoriety in the tourism industry thanks to the spectacular natural experience it has to offer.
You can enjoy some amazing snowy hokes, but you can also practise some extreme skiing in some of the most dangerous mountains of Canada. If you are an animal lover, you can embark on an amazing snowy safari and see some of the most amazing wildlife animals in the world, like polar bears or seals. Embrace the sub-zero temperatures or relax in on of the many rural hotels of the area. You won’t regret this trip.
Yamanouchi, Japan – If you love animals, namely monkeys, we at CovetED recommend you embark on a trip to one of Japan’s most extreme and remote places, the isolated Yamanouchi town, where you can find the unique and amazing Shiga Highlands Monkey Park or the stunning sky resort Shiga Highlands. In these two places you can experience a unique and amazing natural experience that you’ll never forget. You can see the rare Snow Monkeys at Shiga Highlands or ski through the Shiga Highlands area, that’s considered one of the most beautiful places in Japan.
If you prefer to relax in a cosy and luxury hotel, you are in luck, because Yamanouchi has several quality hotels and hostels that will provide you with a unique winter vacation experience. If you want a winter vacation location, then Yamanouchi is for you.
Svalbard, Norway – It’s part of Northern Norway that’s considered the land of the midnight sun and the land of the northern lights, but the Svalbard Artic Archipelago is even further North than that famous remote region. In fact, Svalbard is so remote and so recluse that is the territory of Norway with fewest hours of Sun in the Winter and the most hours of Sun in the Summer.
It’s extremely expensive to travel to Svalbarg, but if you manage to get to the islands you’ll find an amazing experience that rivals the raw and natural experience you might get when visiting Antarctica or Iceland, for instance. The best part is that Svalbarg is just as exclusive as the Antarctica continent. You can enjoy spectacular winter excursions and see some amazing wildlife or you can enjoy some amazing boat trips through the cold sea that connects Norway to the North Pole. The best part is that you can have an amazing winter experience by watching closely some of the biggest icebergs in the world.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – Finally we recommend the stunning Cortina d’Ampezzo area, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s this 2018’s favourite ski playground for the rich and famous. If you are itching for a ski vacation, then Cortina d’Ampezzo is the place to be!
This is a charming Italian village in the heart of the southern Dolomitic Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. This traditional village combines the best of Italian and Austrian cultures, so for that reason, you can expect the best form both worlds in terms of food, hospitality, precision and design. For that reason, you can expect some amazing food, some incredible ski resorts, some stunning natural scenery and some incredible luxury hotels, like the iconic Cristallo Resort, one of Italy’s top hotels.
Image Source: Cristallo Resort, Shiga HighlandsMonkey Park, City of Svalbard, Snow Japan
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