Are you tired of the same old traditions for the holidays? Are the holidays bringing you down because they become so much work and preparation you find you can't enjoy yourself? This year, instead of your family and loved ones coming to your home, you might want to try traveling for the holidays.
Many tourist attractions offer special pricing and benefits for those families wanting to spend the holidays away from home, they offer a comforting alternative with a lot less clean up. Thanksgiving can be a treat in the rocky mountains of Colorado or the quaint hills of Tennessee.
Many restaurants offer catering for your dinner. This way, the cooks can spend that time relaxing by the fireplace or spending that well-deserved time off with family instead of slaving at the stove. Alternatively, if you're a person that enjoys cooking for the Thanksgiving, then there are comfortable cabins or hotels with kitchenettes available so that the cook can still prepare that delicious Thanksgiving Turkey or ham.
If you have small children what better way to spend Christmas than at a resort like Disney World or at a ski resort. Your children can enjoy having Mickey Mouse tuck them in at night.
If Disney isn't your thing, don't despair, many other places offer neat things such as Elf Tuck in service for your children at night and pictures with Santa Clause during the daytime. The holiday rates are usually lower during this season so you can better afford to travel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
You might want to consider contacting your travel agent to check for special pricing for the season. They could help you plan your entire trip from the moment you leave the airport to the moment you return home. If you're a do-it-yourself type of person, then the Internet is a great place to begin your search for a holiday travel destination.
Although the holidays are usually associated with the colder weather, getting the Christmas chills isn't for everyone. If you and your loved ones aren't much on the cold weather during Christmas Holidays, you might want to travel to the islands of Hawaii or to Florida so you can enjoy the warmer climate and take-in some Christmas traditions from other parts of the country.
Light up the Yule Log on the beach this year. Have fun decorating a palm tree for Christmas. If you're reading to really spread your wings for the holidays, talk to your travel agent about traveling abroad! There are all sorts of different ways to celebrate a traditional holiday away from your home. You might even find some new traditions to bring back with you and make them a part of your own.
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Copyright © 2010 Jaci Rae
Traveling for the Holidays
Copyright © 2010 Jaci Rae
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