Vacation is often synonymous with sunshine and sandy beaches, but if you’re interested in something a little woolier and wilder, you might be looking up towards the pole instead of down towards the equator. Some people aren’t fond of sand, sunburns, sharks and sweat. If you’re thinking about trying something different for vacation, here are a few ideas for what to do on a cooler, more northerly vacation.
You might think that if you go north, you’ll be stuck inside, but that simply isn’t true. Swap out your swimsuit for some winter gear and get ready for adventure. If winter sports like skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing, why not snowmobile tours Quebec City or a glacier viewing cruise around Alaska? Countless acres of wilderness host exciting and beautiful views and wildlife that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.
Besides, who says that being inside can’t be just as fun? If you aren’t drinking hot toddies by the fireplace from time to time, then what are you doing with your life? Relaxing on a beach comes with sandy, sunburnt skin. Relaxing by a roaring fire comes with hot chocolate, warm socks and a cozy blanket.
A vacation doesn’t have to be tropical to be enjoyable. Shake up your stereotypical notions of what makes for a good vacation. Going north for your vacation can make for a truly memorable and beautiful experience, something outside the box of what everyone else is doing. You get to enjoy the grandeur of mountains and glaciers as well as the excitement of winter sports and wilderness. You can also choose to have the comfort of a roaring fire, warm food and good company. As long as you are able to relax, spend time with your loved ones, and have a truly amazing time, that’s all that really matters.