Family Travel: Sand or snow? Why you should spend Christmas abroad

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Have you ever considered spending Christmas abroad? Though Christmas can be an expensive time to travel, it’s surprising to know that there are still a lot of great deals and offers out there during the busy holiday season. Travelling during one of the most eventful times of the year may sound a chore, but it’s a once in a life experience you and your family won’t regret.

So why during Christmas? Most people can travel any time of the year, beating the noisy and forever ending crowds of people going home for the holidays. A lot of people prefer to spend the Christmas season in the traditional way. Perhaps a roast meal, some Christmas crackers, and your family and friends complete for the celebration; but that’s the whole point.. Christmas takes place every year, and every year the same traditional ways are carried through. What’s one Christmas that’s not so traditional? Imagine spending years doing the same thing over and over again, and then for once in your life time you experience a completely different environment, culture, cuisine, and Christmas day half way around the world.

Sounds interesting? Let us explain why spending Christmas abroad is a definite must do at least once in your life time, and why it should be next on your bucket list.

Booking a holiday for your next Christmas may be one of the best decisions you could possible make. Why? It’s simple really. Christmas abroad is the ultimate Christmas gift to your whole family. Forget about presents this year, treat them to a holiday instead. Over the holiday season almost everyone manages to get time off from work, and for those that live with hectic work schedules, Christmas time may be the only time one is free for a week or two. With the kids off from school, and your 1 to 2 week holiday about to start, why not bend the rules this year and make your Christmas one that you won’t forget.

Spending the holiday season in a different country lets you experience the different traditions and cultures of your Christmas destination. A lot of people love to explore different cultures and witness how things are done in their home town. By spending your Christmas away from home you’ll also get to discover what it’s like to spend Christmas in the not-so traditional way.

Imagine Christmas day on the beach while your kids paddle in the nearby pool, and you and your partner sip some fresh fruit juice. It might not have the ‘normal’ Christmas feeling with the completely different backdrop and environment, but the simple thought of knowing that it’s the Christmas holidays and yet there you are on the beach relaxing is a great feeling you know you want to experience. Christmas away from home will provide you with the ultimate family bonding and a completely different experience. You’ll get to spend hours of non stop fun and excitement discovery new activities and enjoying different things that you don’t always get to experience when at home. A lot of the time Christmas day is full of unwrapping, eating, and mingling with other family members. If you spend Christmas abroad, all your attention and time will be solely on your immediate family, the people that get you through each other day of the year.

A lot of hotels cater Christmas day festivities giving you the chance to enjoy the special day with a slightly different twist. You might not have the typical snowman building competition, but exchanging it for a sand castle challenge can be the perfect replacement. Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones and reflecting on the year, and the perfect way to do that is by being with your family. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, as long as you’re all together. The extra added luxuries of a holiday just make things 100 times better. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely family getaway, but you’ll also get to experience what Christmas abroad is really like.

Each country offers a different Christmas, all with different themes, decorations, and ways of celebrating; trying out something new is always a memorable moment, and with it being the special season it just makes things even better. Your kids will enjoy a break from their everyday environment, while you and your partner can catch up on some quality time while your children enjoy the hotel grounds and activities. It is a completely different experience, but it’s one that will leave your family with a special memories in their heart.

As the years go by and your children grow up, Christmas time will slowly start to change and not everyone will be present in the years to come. If you have the chance to do something different at Christmas, grab it while you can. The amount of bonding together and memories one can make while on holiday are the most precious gifts one can give and receive, making it even more special than Christmas at home.

At the end of the day it’s all about being with one another, and enjoying your time together. Christmas time is the perfect season to give back to those you love, and enjoy precious times in each other’s company. Forget about a traditional Christmas even if it’s only once in your lifetime. Take advantage of the special season and make the most wonderful memories with your loved ones in a completely differently environment where everyone can have fun and enjoy.

So what will it be, sand or snow? We’ve got plenty of holiday destinations that can cover both sandy beaches and snowy fields, it’s simply down to you to choose the perfect Christmas holiday getaway where you and your family can sit back and relax. If you would like to find out more on our destinations and what places could provide you with you the perfect Christmas holiday, feel free to visit our site at Serendipity Tailormade, or drop us an email at  or call 00442033974397 from the UK and 0018552099945 from the US, and we’d be more than happy to help you prepare a different twist to your next Christmas day.

Susannah Willett

Susannah, better known as Sussie spent her younger years growing up in the U.K before moving out to the Philippines to reside. Having split her years in two very different cultures, Sussie has gained the love for travel, giving her the passion to write about the many beautiful countries. Being a lover of nature, culture, and history, Sussie has big plans to travel wherever her feet may take her, and witness firsthand the various beauties of the world.

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