Travelling in the cold may appear to be counterintuitive. There will be no sunbathing, no lingering scent of sun cream in the air, and the notion of drinking a cocktail adorned with a miniature umbrella and a slice of pineapple jammed on the side of the glass — feels strange, doesn’t it? For years, families have had their annual vacation during the summer months. But there’s a lot to be said in favour of travelling during the winters.
Benefits of travelling during the winter season
Winter is an off-season time for travel. You usually travel in the spring and summer when the hotels are overcrowded and the travel spots are literally flooding with people. However, there is much to be said and experienced about venturing out during the winter months — the off-peak season of October to May. Here are the compelling reasons to do so:
- Low rates –During the winter, flight and hotel rates plunge downwards. The difference between summer and winter prices in many places is hundreds of dollars. It is alarming when you consider you’re spending hundreds of dollars extra to sit on a crowded aircraft, relax on a busy beach, and dine in crowded restaurants (assuming you can even get one). Travelling in the winter allows you to stretch your dollars further. Tourism firms need business during the cooler months, so now is the perfect time of year to score a fantastic vacation deal. Begin looking for offers around September and October, when businesses release their most incredible discounts in the hope of attracting clients in the following months. On top of this, you even get the hotels or rooms at Kasa Living by Kasa at attractive rates. These are private or shared accommodations with many other services (private pools, keyless entries, 24X7 support, posh localities, and much more) that make your travel experience even better and convenient.
- There are fewer people around — The gap in tourist numbers between summer and winter is as stark as night and day. In off-peak season, it’s not uncommon to be one of just a few people on a beach or wandering through a museum by oneself. The pleasure of having fewer people around in winter is incentive enough to travel during this season, as it adds to the sense of relaxation and escape. Having said that, a word of caution is in order. Some companies realize that the number of visitors is so low in the winter that they have to close their doors. Do some preliminary research to ensure that eateries or the tours or places you are interested in are operating during the winter. You’ll undoubtedly find numerous suitable locations, but don’t make any assumptions.
- View a new perspective — Every year, we’re overwhelmed with photographs of everyone’s holiday photos on Facebook. Sun-kissed beaches and sensuous tan line photos are the usual, but travelling in winter provides a unique viewpoint. White-capped summits and cold mornings have a fantastic charm to mesmerize. When the landscape is blanketed with snow, it appears to be something out of a fairy tale. Sure, beaches and sunny skies are lovely, but winter has distinct attractions.
- Take in more culture — The sun has a way of slowing everything down. That isn’t always a terrible thing on vacation, but the promise of sunlight typically takes precedence over any other plans we make and might encourage us to be lazy. This is especially true in stiflingly hot nations during the summer when it is difficult to move, let alone conduct any sightseeing. Travelling in the winter allows us more time to explore and learn about a destination’s cultural highlights. The chilly weather makes going to a gallery or other indoor attraction more tempting, and you don’t feel like you’re wasting valuable sunny time since there isn’t any.
When we travel somewhere in the winter, though, we get a more typical picture and a look into what life is like in that city or nation without the lasting influence of tourists. Furthermore, certain incredible experiences can only be had during the winter, such as seeing the Northern Lights, attending winter festivals in Asia, and visiting Europe’s Christmas markets. With so many perks attached to winter holidays, who would want to skip winter vacations?!