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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Quick Getaways for the Holidays

The holiday season really is a wonderful time of year when you can stop for a little while, look around, and take in all of the blessings in your life. They are also a perfect opportunity for reconnecting with family and friends you have not been able to see for a while as a result of a busy life keeping you apart.

But the holidays can also be extremely stressful. Shopping for gifts, making plans with many different people, and finding time to stay sane through it all is definitely tough. And, sometimes, all you really need is to get away for a little while, especially if you are experiencing a lot of tension in your relationships. So what are some quick getaways you can book?

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a city in Guatemala that is known for its beauty, its slow pace, and its relaxed attitude, so it is absolutely perfect for getting away from the winter blues and from the stress created by the holiday season. You can find a variety of places to stay, such as apartments and hotels, but do not expect to see high-rises, so you will feel like you are travelling back to a much simpler time.

London, England

London is a vibrant, diverse city that truly has something for everyone. If you are yearning for some excitement and you want to do something a little different this holiday season, try booking your stay in some serviced apartments in London, as you will not be disappointed by all that there is to do and see. From theatres and museums, to a variety of tourist attractions, museums, and historical sites, you can take some time to take in new experiences rather than following the same old holiday routine that you have done every year so far.

The island of Aruba is one of the most gorgeous islands on the planet, so it is no wonder that so many tourists flock to it throughout the year when they need to get away from it all and recharge their batteries under the warm sunshine and in the crystal clear waters. Book a stay at one of the many beautiful resorts, where you will be pampered with easy access to a soft sandy beach, a large swimming pool, delicious food, and friendly locals and fellow travellers.

Miami, Florida

For those who want to head to the United States, and for those already living in the US who want to get away from it all and head to a tropical destination, Miami is highly recommended. Beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and restaurants serving delicious cuisine will make your stay interesting and memorable. You can even take a short cruise while you are there to the nearby islands of the Bahamas.

With so many amazing things to do and see around the holidays, there is no reason why you should spend them at home if you don't want to. Or, create a balance between family time and getaway time by planning a quick getaway to one of these destinations. You won't regret it.

12 travelers' comments:

Lynndee said...

Well, how I wish I could go to all of those places but Miami is the closest and would definitely be the cheapest. :)

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

I would love to visit any of these places but especially England. It's been a dream of mine to go there and take a zillion photos and see everything there is to see. Guatemala would be my second choice. I love relaxed atmospheres and believe I could have a great time there.

Victoria said...

I would love to go to London. That is on my bucket list. I have been to Miami before for the Superbowl and it is such a lovely place. It would be nice to be able to take a getaway this summer.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I love this article so much. It's got a nice cross section of places to visit. I've always wanted to visit both London and Antigua. They both have such rich histories, and they're gorgeous, too!

Amanda Simkin said...

I have been to three of the locations you listed (London still evades me) and they truly are wonderful places to relax. We were just outside of Miami a few weeks ago and stopped at a local playground on our way to the airport. It was so different from our Midwestern parks in Chicago with sand and palm trees, but it was a fantastic change since it was only 5 degrees at home.


Mindi said...

I love your quick getaway suggestions, though I don't think they would be quick getaways for me. I would want to take time to enjoy and explore.That's especially true for the two cities that would be new to me.

spiffykerms said...

"Quick getaway for the holidays" gah, I'm not sure how quick they'd be to get to! Oh man, if I was made of money the places I would travel. So many places I'd love to go see: The pyramids, Argentina, Spain, New Zealand.

Tammilee Tips said...

These are great places to get to visit! I love being able to travel as much as we do. I love traveling to tropical places in the winter time to get escape the dreary weather of winter.

Amy Stenehjem-Kelsch said...

The places you picked sound wonderful. I would love to visit Antigua. The way you described the city makes it sound like the perfect destination for my husband and me. I would love to visit a city with old-world appeal and such a relaxed nature. Sounds lovely!

Geanine Cilenti said...

I have heard so many great stories from friends and families about vacationing in Aruba. It has been on our bucket list since our kids were old enough to travel without tantrums :)

Amanda Kee said...

I can't tell you the last time I went on vacation. Haha. But it sure would be nice. Can just be a weekend getaway but one if truly overdue! There are so many beautiful places in the world that I would love to visit! I think the first place on this list would be FL. I have friends down there I would love to see! =)

jared's mum said...

getaways can be stressful but they are also one of the best ways to enjoy quality + bonding time with the family! i cannot wait for our next family getaway!

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