Winter in Europe can be long and at times, depressing. The lack of warmth, the lack of tan, the lack of vitamin d and the lack of long sunny days can make you feel like you’re on struggle street. What makes it even more difficult is the pictures you see on social media from warm and sunny places, and your friends making the most of summer. But, there are plenty of activities to in the winter months to make the season all the worthwhile to be in. Especially if you’re living in Europe! There’s plenty of places to see and happenings to explore and experience, and then you realise, winter isn’t so bad after all!
Here are 20 activities to keep the winter months exciting.
White Christmas anyone? For all you Aussies and Kiwis, a winter Christmas is something you’re not used to. But for those from the UK, United States and Canada, this is definitely the norm. There is something extra special about the festive period in the winter time. It’s magical. Think mulled wine, horrendous Christmas jumpers, ice skating and cute Christmas markets. A winter Christmas just makes sense doesn’t it? Father Christmas is dressed in wintry red attire and is based in the north pole with reindeer and a sleigh, Christmas tree decorations seem to appear to be cold weather themed (icicles, snowflakes and such) and the typical Christmas meals of a hearty roast don’t really fit the scorching hot temperatures of the southern hemisphere summer.
Here are 5 reasons why you must experience a winter Christmas:
Morocco should be on the top of any traveller’s bucket list – not only does this African beauty boast grand history and culture, it has some of the best and most diverse landscapes and scenery, as well as ancient medinas and an array of epic activities. Does camel trekking in the Sahara, a 4×4 jeep safari or sleeping out in a nomad tent in the desert sound like a bit of you? We thought so.
Here are 5 reasons why you should dump your partner and fall in love with Morocco:
With bustling cities, ancient medinas, High Atlas Mountains, a far-stretching coastline and the Sahara, Morocco is a country of enormous diversity. And what’s even better? You can explore this magnificent country. But be prepared for Morocco to steal your heart! This country is a travellers’ mecca just waiting for you to discover it.
Guys, we have an exciting announcement! Brand new for 2018, Travel Talk will be offering a Europe Overland tour called Best of Europe. Beginning in March 2018, this jam-packed 13-day tour will visit 7 fantastic countries, all with their own rare landmarks and famous sites. Starting and finishing in London, this tour enables you to explore Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Rome, Florence, the Swiss Alps and Paris.
If you love unique history, vibrant cultures and fun-filled adventures with like-minded travellers, then this tour is perfect for you. Here are 7 reasons to take a Europe Overland tour:
The Balkans is a fascinating and perhaps mysterious region that is yet to be properly discovered by many wanderers. It’s a region in Europe that is off the beaten track to the classic destinations of Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The Balkans is a cultural area with numerous and unclear borders however, the region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that sweep from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea. Generally, the area is usually characterised as including Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania and though, many travellers have merely explored Croatia, finally, the rest of the Balkans are shining through. And, so they should be.
The region offers all the stunning, captivating, and exciting travel experiences you can imagine. Here are 7 reasons why the Balkans should be on your radar:
There’s nothing that equates to carving your way down the slopes on your skis or snowboard, taking in the stellar scenes and getting that epic adrenaline blast simultaneously. Bansko, Bulgaria’s premium ski resort, is the best place to experience all this. With the longest ski run in Bulgaria, great snow conditions, an epic nightlife and unreal après-ski, it’s no wonder Bansko ski resort is becoming an increasingly popular ski destination.
Here are 8 reasons to ski Bansko.
Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World is a representation of Jordan and therefore, Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. Known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone or the Lost City as the site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, Petra is a place you need to see, to believe, that it is in fact real-life. UNESCO even described the historical and archaeological city as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. What to know more? Here are 13 exciting facts about Petra.
Nepal is not a travel destination that many of us hear about too often. It’s usually a country that goes under the radar. Identified as the country that is home to Mount Everest and 8 of the world’s tallest mountains, it also has epic views and natural surroundings that are undeniably spectacular. Nepal is a landlocked country bordered by China and India, located in the Himalayas in South Asia. Though it is not an everyday type of holiday destination, the unspoiled natural world most definitely attracts a lot of adventure junkies and nature lovers.
So, are you as intrigued by this country as we are? Here are some reasons as to why you should visit Nepal.
If you’re seeking adventure (Indiana Jones style) then booking a Jordan tour is essential. Few places on earth conjure up such a rich sense of mystery and atmosphere as Jordan, not least because of its remarkable World Heritage Site, Petra.
Travel Jordan – An Unforgettable Experience
Don’t be fooled, although Petra is one of the most remarkable sights on the planet, there is much more to Jordan than this. From desert adventures to diverse, thriving cities, here are just five of our favourite Jordan tour experiences. Read more…