It can be hard to believe but the holiday season is right around the corner. Do you have your year-end exchanges planned yet? Don’t wait for 2019 to have an incredible holiday, here are a few destinations that might inspire you to get planning now.
Be among the first to celebrate the new year and head “down under.” Whether you opt for the excitement of Sydney, the beauty of Auckland, or want to countdown before exploring the Golden Coast, a trip to Australia offers something for everyone. Pack your swimsuit and head to the beach, take a drive into the bush, or go on a sipping tour and explore the favors of the local wineries. You may not experience a “White Christmas,” but it is sure to be a trip you won’t forget.
Looking to enjoy some of the holiday markets? Skip the crowds and head to Budapest! Not only is the city brimming with beauty, but it is both more affordable and approachable than some of the other destinations. While you’re there, you can enjoy the delicious local fare, listen to live performances, and maybe check off a list for a few people who are both naughty and nice. Just make sure to pack a scarf!
Want to escape the snow? Grab the sunscreen and prepare to party. For a wonderfully unique experience, you can join the crowds to converge on the beaches of Rio and ring in the new year with revelers from around the world. The fireworks display over Ipanema Beach is stunning, and the celebration will continue hours after the final glimmer blinks out of sight. Fortunately, you can head back to your exchange and rest the next day… or go back out and keep the party alive.
From the slopes of the Whistler to the streets of Montreal, there is something special about Canada in winter. In fact, it’s one of the best times to experience the “Great White North.” Head to a rink and watch some hockey, grab a pair of skis or a snowboard and carve the powder, or explore some of the incredible cities and celebrate the season in style. Who knows, you might even luck out and see the Northern Lights.
Channel your inner romantic or satisfy the foodie in you and make the trip to France. Walk the streets of “The City of Lights,” taste your way through the southern regions, or get a dose of the brisk ocean air in the north. Make the most of affordable airfare and use the time to explore! Wander the holiday markets, take a dip in a thermal spa, or celebrate during some of the winter festivals. And we can’t forget to mention the incredible skiing.
No matter where you choose to spend the holidays, a trip with HomeExchange can make the season so much brighter.