Winter Blues - time to fly away?

Since the festive holidays are long since over and everyone is working hard, many of us are suffering from the depressing winter blues. After all, who wants to be cooped up in a boring office all day? Sometimes it’s a good idea to just leave it all behind, book a nice holiday and jet off as soon as possible.

This could work!
Banish the Blues
Escape away and cheer yourself up with a sunny holiday. With so many different options, you are bound to find something that you will love.   I know I have a hard time deciding because the options are so varied.

Perhaps you’re keen on visiting famous landmarks such as the Great Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more relaxing?  Maybe a beach holiday is for you, where you can sunbathe by a swimming pool and get yourself a lovely tan while you’re there.

Hawaii is the answer for that.  Here you can relax on some of the worlds greatest beaches, swim with turtles, shop, or dance the night away in the city.  After spending a lot of time on the islands I can assure you it will never be a bad decision to vacation here.

No matter your style, there is a perfect holiday for you out there somewhere. You just have to do a bit of research to find it.  I know that can be the hard part, believe me, its the thing I get most sick of doing but for an exciting vacation it will all be worth it!

The UK’s Favourite Holiday Destinations
One of the UK’s most popular choices for a holiday during January/February is the beautiful Maldivian islands situated in the South Asian Indian Ocean. A great choice for those of you who have always wanted to know what it would be like to be Tom Hanks stranded on an island in ‘Cast Away’.

I know it is on the very top of my travel bucket list.  Not only is it one of the most stunning island chains in the world but it’s also a great place to go scuba diving or sailing.  Some say it is a sinking island so better get there while you can!

Another popular choice is Lanzarote located in the Canary Islands. It’s hot and exotic, a perfect choice for those of you who want to escape from all of the stress back home and relatively close to the UK at the same time. There are some great beaches here too and the people are known to be really kind and friendly.

Preparations before Flying Off
There are some things that you need to sort out before you go on holiday and it would probably be a good idea to get them all sorted out ahead of time so that you’re not rushing around panicking at the last minute. Trust me nothing kills a vacation like financial issues.  Most things can be sorted over time but who wants to spend their vacation doing that?

You need to make sure you’re bringing the right currency with you. If you want to get a little extra cash for your holiday then why not trade in some old jewelery to for some money?  Or you could dip into your savings or even sell other belongings.  Most likely you won't regret getting rid of things in lieu of a great stress free holiday. 

Of course you also need to book your flights and accommodation first and you can do this either online or at a travel agency where they book everything for you.  Sometimes letting someone else take care of it is easier but it will cost more.  It's just a matter of where your priorities are.

Now you can get started!  Take that savings or sell some belongings and get planning today for your winter break.  Better hurry or the weather will warm up before you even leave!

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