A Dream Holiday For A Winter Getaway

3 min read

Last Modified 3 February 2022 First Added 15 January 2013

By Laura Barns

As the nights get colder and the days get shorter, we start imagining somewhere, anywhere, away from the UK that is warmer or contains something more interesting than weather-based news. With sales on flights and hotel prices, your dream holiday could be just around the corner, and a bit of winter sunshine could be just what the doctor ordered.

Dreaming in Egypt

Many people take holidays to long-haul destinations at this time of year in search of somewhere to lounge around in a bikini or stroll around in a t-shirt and shorts. Egypt is one of the closer destinations for this and is still relatively warm at this time of year, despite having to take a jumper for the evenings when the temperature is certainly a bit nippier.

The pyramids aren’t the only thing to see in Egypt. Steeped in an intriguing, and sometimes bloody history, there are also natural landmarks to see such as Cleopatra’s beach, or indulging in a Felucca cruise. If a sea, sun, and sand holiday is more your style of dream holiday then the turquoise waters of the Red Sea will certainly satisfy.

A Far-flung Dream Holiday

Further afield are places like Australia and New Zealand which are currently at the height of their summer just as we are suffering from the clutches of winter. The lush, wild forests of New Zealand or the dry, sandy expanses of the Australian outback hold a charm unseen anywhere else, and are certainly somewhere for an intrepid explorer to visit.

Made famous by the Lord of the Rings filming and subsequently The Hobbit, New Zealand is home to Waitomo – an area of green hills and beautiful scenery. Underneath all of this lies a labyrinth of sinkholes, underground rivers, and caves that draw numerous tourists each year. Combined with the adventure market, and the vast nature and wildlife residing in the country, there is definitely something to suit everyone.

How to Stop Jet Lag Messing With Your Sleep

Dreamy Thailand

For a taste of a completely different culture altogether, look to Thailand, where white beaches and crystal clear waters are the norms. With high levels of hospitality, amazing food, and a plethora of ways in which you can relax, there’s a reason why this country is a popular choice for many Brits.

Known for its beaches, bay reefs, and sports, Australia is one of the most active places you can be. Not to mention the Red Monolith; which is sacred to the native Australians, and turns a spectacular colour at both sunrise and sunset. The nature and wildlife here are phenomenal – most of which can’t be found anywhere else – and have been a hit with holidaymakers for years. Take a stroll through the hipster districts in Melbourne, where fantastic coffee, wine, and cuisine reigns supreme, or head to Sydney for a spot of essential sightseeing and some seaside activities.

A Sensible Note

We know how exciting planning your dream holiday can be, but be sure to check out any COVID restrictions you may face along the way. Many holiday destinations require vaccinations and face coverings. This is just something to keep in mind while planning your dream holiday.

About the author