Say “Sayonara November” and “Season’s Greetings” to December. Being our unofficial holiday month, December is full of great holidays across many different cultures, geological locations, and religious beliefs. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years Eve, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or something unique to you and your family, December is sure to be one of the most memorable months of 2013. Let us help keep you informed on what is going on in the world of Travel for December. This way, if you are a grinch, a sucker for holiday scenery, a frequent traveler, or someone who simply wants to get away, we have some great destinations to see this December. Not one for travel, or are you simply trying to save some cash while still enjoying the wonderful holiday month? We got your back, read about all the great ideas for spending time indoors and beating that winter chill. Have any questions or comments, post them below, we love to hear back from our Readers! Let us not waste anymore time, let’s jump headfirst into December’s Traveling Trends for 2013.
I love the Holidays!
The sound of holiday music is on the airwaves, the smell of gingerbread coffee is in the air, and ugly sweaters are suddenly a welcomed addition to any December wardrobe. For the people who look forward to this season all year, we have some great destinations to check out this December to showcase your holiday spirit. For the fan of the traditional Christmas display, The Rockefeller center in New York still boasts one of the most impressive displays each and every year, with 2013 being no exception. Want to have some childlike fun, The happiest place on earth turns up the lights each December to bring you “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party”. Bring the whole family and see the magic kingdom brighter than ever with a disney holiday parade, a festively decorated park, Santa himself and much more. Maybe you are not from an area that gets a white Christmas, no problem, the Holiday’s are a state of mind. The Santa Surfing competition on Salt Creek Beach CA is in their 4th year and helps raise money and awareness for Surfers Healing a foundation for autism. So make certain you are on the nice list this year and cheer on Santa as he tears up some great winter swells for charity. Be sure to show off that Holiday Spirit with this 5 Piece Luggage Set. (Available in Black, or show your love for the season with a deep Red that would make even Santa Jealous)
Viewing December as the perfect chance to use days off to their advantage, many travelers beat the cold by heading south to warmer climates. By doing this once in a few years, travelers see it as the perfect way to break up their mundane holiday routine by expanding their horizons when rates are low and tourism is almost nonexistent. If you are looking for white sandy beaches and drinks with umbrellas, Fiji offers a perfect setting at an affordable price. Enjoy all that the islands has to offer visitors with activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Want to kick back, lay out and work on that out of season tan while the stress of the holiday season seems a world away. Want a little more glitz, glamour, and excitement, why not? Check out the City of Lights this holiday season and take advantage of rates that fits any budget. Crazy as it may seem, Las Vegas is a very popular December Destination with hotel rates averaging out to $101 a night it is an affordable way to treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime. Were you especially good this year, Treat yourself to luxury, the Bellagio, the Cosmopolitan, the Four Seasons and the Palazzo all start under $200 and all offer a once in a lifetime luxury experience! Be sure to bring a large Wheeled Bag like the Kipling New Mexico or the Kipling New York, These durable bags are large enough for a trip for 2 or an extended stay by yourself. Be sure you dress for success, while not forgetting about the rest with these great luggage options from Kipling.
Luggage that will survive the slopes
As snow covers the slopes, anxious snowboarders and skiers lick their lips in anticipation of that first day on fresh powder. Before you know it, many winter sports aficionados will be flocking to slopes and ice rinks to enjoy their cold weather passion before they thaw out. Be sure you have a Large Wheeled All Wheel Drive Trunk with plenty of space to ensure a great slope experience. When traveling into a cold climate there are a few things you need to take into consideration. First off, your lounging at home clothes are COMPLETELY different. If you are used to sitting around the home in a pair of comfy shorts, a t-shirt, and slippers you are in for a rude awakening. Be sure to pack extra thick socks, Sweatpants/Pajama Pants, and more layers than you think you will need. No matter how warm your cabin may seem, it only takes one broken pilot light or a cracked window seal to turn a warm room into a meat freezer. Winter survival tip #2, pack efficient, pack like your life depends on it. Be sure you pack extra hoodies, undershirts, stockings and any other layers you may require. People who are not used to colder climates are going to be affected by the cold temperatures more than those who are used to it, so bring extra layers. Eagle Creek’s Pack-It System is a great way to make sure you maximize your wardrobe while minimizing your packing space. Trust me, that first night after a day on the slopes you are going to be glad you packed that extra pair of warm fuzzy socks.
Trying to beat the cold, I don’t blame you. The snow is pretty to look at, and even fun to play in for a little bit, but sooner or later you are going to be chilled to the bone and ready to thaw out with some fun holiday hot cocoa recipes. Not one for hot chocolate, thats fine, December also brings us one of the most fun (and delicious) activities for any holiday home, stringing popcorn. Get a large tin of popcorn at any local store, some thread and a few dull needles and you have a safe and fun activity for family of all ages. Bring your family together with a great holiday film and table full of popcorn and before you know it, you have an annual holiday tradition that your family is sure to love and look forward to.
Thank you for joining us for this month’s edition of Today’s Traveling Trends. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, or simply wants to add anything, feel free to do so below. We hope everyone is having a happy December, Travel Safe!
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