Already considering the many awesome sights to see and locations to shop during the Christmas holiday season this year? Seoul, Tokyo, Bali, Manila, Taipei, Melbourne – these are just a few of the places you should look forward to this year!
Check out these top year-end holiday travel destinations and pick one (or two) for your upcoming travel plans.
Seoul, Korea. Considered as Asia’s winter wonderland, Jimjilbang, Korea’s traditional spa for grooming and soaking is something you should definitely experience in winter. There are 24-hour ones available for you to scrub the old year blues away. During October, you can experience the autumn at full blast as the weather transitions from warm to cold, plus you’ll see some amazing colours. The vibrant Christmas trees are paraded starting November, coupled with festive carolling and free concerts. Seoul Plaza Hotel boasts a 20-metre Christmas tree, which is sure to put you in a good mood.
Tokyo, Japan. If you’re looking for something even more exciting, you can find it in Tokyo. If you’re looking for tradition, Japan offers you with Buddhist amazing hot springs and temples. You will love the colours of autumn and if you want something modern, the fantastic lanes of Shibuya and Shinjuku will instantly put you in a festive mood. Consider spending your New Year’s Day in Japan as it’s one of their biggest holidays.
Bali, Indonesia. If you feel like you’re about to burst from stress, the island of Bali is a perfect place for rejuvenation and peace of mind. You can spend your weekend relaxing in a spa or a yoga retreat for spiritual cleansing. Bali boasts amazing beaches and quiet mountainside retreats. Here you can find basically anything and everything you’re looking for in a holiday getaway.
Manila, Philippines. The capital of the Philippines is an up-and-coming destination for anyone looking for cosmopolitan chills and thrills on a budget. Here you can find some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. Communication is easy because English is the medium of exchange. If you’re in the mood for some shopping action, then consider Manila as your end-of-year holiday destination.
Taipei, Taiwan. The climate in Taipei is perfect during the year-end. It’s cold enough for tourists coming from a tropical climate, but not too cold to stop them from enjoying. The city boasts a lot of activities and experiences, including shopping and dining, plus culture lovers will find many fantastic finds in the rich traditions of this Asian country. Taipei is a worthy place to close out the year with everyone you love.
Melbourne, Australia. Looking for a European winter trip this year without the matching cold, then consider the fabulous city of Melbourne. Despite the lack of winter in Australia during the year-end months, it still has plenty of chilly wind coming from the South Pole. The city itself is active and friendly, and the tram system makes it easy to move around to experience European-style Christmas, old-fashioned Aussie barbecue, or a trip to the beach. If you happen to visit in November you can even go to the Melbourne Cup where massive horse-race event happens throughout the nation.
Found a destination you, your family, or friends will love going to? Time to plan as early as now, and to make sure you can avoid the most common travel hitches, don’t forget to secure travel insurance for you and everyone travelling with you. This way, you can focus on the fun and less on worrying about any likely issues you might encounter while having a blast out there.