The holidays can be stressful, from trying to find the perfect gift to cooking gourmet feasts for your family, the holiday spirit can turn into more work than fun. While we love the hustle and bustle of the holiday spirit, it can be overwhelming, making us look forward to the time when the holidays are over and we can relax again. Many vacationers decide to vacation over the holidays, hoping to escape some of the stress all together, but others enjoy the family time and special traditions even if there is a little additional stress along the way. If this is your case, a vacation after the holidays could be the perfect solution! This gives you the chance to celebrate with friends and family, while still allowing you to unwind and relax after the season. Here are some of the top vacations for post-holiday travel.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Relaxation is at an all-time high here on this small island in the Caribbean. The weather in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is beautiful with bright blue sky and clear water. It is just a short distance from St. Lucia and Barbados, but a world apart. It is quieter on this island, giving you the perfect chance to relax and unwind after the holidays. The locals are incredibly friendly and respectful and there are much fewer tourists that venture to this island, due to the slightly more expensive accommodations. The additional costs are worth it though for the breathtaking views and peaceful setting all year long.
If you prefer to stay in North America, Canada can provide the perfect place to relax and unwind. With mountains, forest, and a beautiful, clear open sky, there are plenty of peaceful places to visit in this stunning country. From Vancouver to Montreal, Canada has many places for your getaway whether in cities or small towns throughout the country. If you can’t choose just one location to visit, try a train tour of Canada. This opportunity allows you to see much of the country without the hassle of figuring out transportation and accommodations on your own, leaving you to just relax and enjoy the ride.
If you are looking for a truly relaxing and unique experience, maybe a trip to Iceland is in your future. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is geothermal water, coming from 2,000 m below the surface where freshwater and seawater combine. The surface water is 100°F, the perfect temperature for relaxing and re-energizing after the holidays. The blue water is not the only beautiful sight in the area. The lagoon is surrounded by snow covered mountains, making it the perfect place to escape any holiday stress. This is a prime tourist location, but the flocks of people don’t take away from the serenity – all of these people are here for the same reason, relaxation!