Where to Travel in January
There is a hefty crowd that is tired out from the holidays, but there are also a select few who decide to travel in January. Because of this, you can find some of the best travel deals during this month. You can find airlines selling cheaper tickets just to try and fill the planes. According to an article by the Huffington Post, fares for flights can be as much as 50 percent lower than summer ticket prices. Any flights to warm weather destinations are your best bets for winter deals. Airfares and other travel costs start to climb around Feb. 15, synched up with many school vacations. They bump up again at the end of March, as the spring travel season begins. So make sure that you visit your dream destination and save some money while you decide where to travel in January.
It is summer in January in South America, which provides warm mid-70’s temperatures, but is known to have varied weather patterns. The sultry equatorial Amazon and cruises between Buenos Aires and Valparaiso, Chili will be of the best weather, although crowds will be hard to avoid when you travel in January.
The steamy summer time in Australia draws a lot of people into the Oz during January with near perfect temperatures. Popular places to cruise are Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane. Since the weather is so nice, and Aussies are often traveling during this time, expect large crowds.
October through April is considered the “off season” for cruising in the Mediterranean, but you can gain major benefits when you travel in January during the off season. You will be able to find lower fares, and smaller crowds. Mild weather can be refreshing and pleasurable while cruising Spain, Morocco, and the Canary Islands.
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day Parade, London
London’s New Year’s Day Parade is themed “Hats Off to London – Celebration Capital of the World” during the 2013 annual parade. It will commemorate the year of hosting the Olympics as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It features more than 10,000 performers and is a once in a lifetime event.
Jan. 6: Children’s Day, Uruguay
Children’s Day was established in 1954 to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to an education. This is a very small traveled area at this time, and could definitely save you money on fares and hotels. Since family travel is still in season at this point, flying kites in central Asuncion to celebrate Children’s Day with your children could be a fantastic family vacation.
Jan. 14-19: World Snow Festival, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Artists who specialize in ice sculpture travel from all over the world and gather in Grindelwald near Interlaken Swiss. This magnificent festival lasts for six days in the streets, and the sculptures stick around until the ice melts. It is an unforgettable experience for locals and tourists alike.
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Life is a beach and a world of eternal summer in Cabarete. With the warm sun shining down through clear blue skies practically every day of the year, the Dominican Republic is most people’s dream of a perfect tropical paradise.
Scuba Diving in Utila, Honduras
It has been said that the Bay Islands, located in the Caribbean Sea of the Northern Coast of Honduras, is the perfect place to dive. While Honduras is filled many possible adventures, most tourists come here for the diving.
This island has 25 beaches which provide plenty of fishing, palm trees, and the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The beaches here are described as huge white strands of sand that crash into the blue waters. Zanzibar is in the Indian Ocean and near the equator, which makes for very warm and generally month-to-month similar climatic conditions.
Parc de la Villette, Paris
Parc de la Villette is one of the largest parks in Paris and is home to the City of Science and Industry venue, which is Europe’s largest science museum. If a science museum isn’t for you, there are concert halls, live performances, theaters, as well as playgrounds for children.
If you reach the top of the mountain at Kobla, the country’s oldest ski area, you can gaze down at the majestic lake that comes with the resort. Hotel Zlatorog is a family-run three-star tucked away in the woods set back from the lake, an eight-minute walk from the Vogel cable-car. This place will surprise you with its charm.