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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Reasons to Visit a Winter Destination

I wrote this article and wanted to share it with you.  I know winter is on it's way out, but maybe this will inspire you to think about planning a winter destination for the upcoming winter.

Reasons to Visit a Winter Destination

Many outdoor enthusiasts love traveling in winter, and enjoy sights, sounds, and experiences that summer travelers miss out on.  Most everyone thinks of camping, travel to national parks, swimming and outdoor activities as summer activities, but winter activities can be awesome too.  There are great reasons to plan your outdoor vacation in the wintertime. Any getaway is welcomed to the average working person and here are a few reasons why visiting a winter destination should be considered.


Winter Recreational Activities

Winter weather can bring a variety of outdoor recreational activities that summer doesn’t.  Ice fishing, ice skating, cross country skiing and snowboarding are great activities that can only be done in winter.  There are also some year round activities like horseback riding, hiking and hot springs that are great to experience in the winter.



Escape the Winter Blues

Many people get down and depressed during the long months of winter and after the rat race of the holidays.  Taking a winter break can lift your spirits and give you a reason to experience outdoor winter activities. Take the time to plan a getaway during these times and overcome the winter blues.  Make some new memories with your family and enjoy a whole new adventure.

Transformed Landscape

Wintertime can transform any destination.  You can see different species of plants and animals.  Wildlife also behaves differently in the winter months.  Bare trees hold snow beautifully and can make you see the surroundings in a whole new way.  You will be surprised at how different you will perceive the beauty of nature in an unaccustomed way.

Less crowded

It’s winter and going to a beach may be the best trip ever.  Even the prime areas are less crowded with fewer tourist. You will experience the authentic feel with the locals and maybe see things that are geared mainly for the tourist season.  You won’t be competing for the best campground spots, restaurants and activities. Even the little things will be better, like less trash, more firewood, less noise, and fewer people on trails.  All these things can make traveling in the winter even more enjoyable.

Long nights

If you enjoy sitting around the campfire, gazing at the stars, drinking cocoa and eating smores than winter camping with long nights will be a special pleasure for you.  Winter enhances your senses, allows you to see stars that you have never seen and truly enjoy the deep quiet of nature. This tranquility is something summer travelers will never really get to experience.

Glamping

Glamping is a new form of camping, in case you didn’t know.  It is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It's a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world—without having to sacrifice modern comforts like TV and a bed to sleep in.  Glamorous camping is another word for this activity and if you do it in the winter you can have heat! But don’t worry cause you can still brave the cold weather to roast marshmallows over a fire.

Memories for Life
You will either love or hate camping during the winter, either way you will come back with great pictures, stories, adventures and unique memories.
These memories will last a lifetime and can be handed down for generation.  Making memories is one reason to go camping, winter or summer, and these memories might encourage others to go winter camping.  All winter travelers enjoy their adventures and love to brag about their experiences.

I hope you like the reasons I have chosen to encourage you to try visiting a winter destination.  Remember winter activities are awesome and make great memories.

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