Where do you start when planning winter travel?
Ease of travel is always one of the first things to take into consideration: direct flights vs connecting flights is a big one. This is where a great travel advisor, like us, Cruise Planners, comes into play. We will make sure you have the best available flight(s) and connection(s) so instead of hurdling through terminals, you can walk breezily to your next destination.
When picking your destination you have to consider: Is your passport ready? Are long flights doable? What do I want to see, do, and experience?
Here are several destinations that are sure to be amazing winter travel destinations: Iceland, Alaska, and Florida. Of course, we live in our own amazing corner of the world, so if time or distance are barriers, there is plenty to do close to home!
Just a seven-hour flight from Denver, the Land of Fire and Ice is the perfect escape for the adventurer at heart. Are you seeking waterfalls around nearly every corner, or daydreaming about a soak in natural mineral hot springs under the dancing Aurora Borealis. Maybe you’d rather snow machine across a glacier or explore an ice cave under one. The Golden Circle is a must when visiting southern Iceland. Swim between the tectonic plates and then grab some lunch at the Fridheimar tomato greenhouse in Reykholt. After all this, you'll enjoy taking in some nightlife in Reykjavik and enjoy a diner of world-class fish or plant-based options.
Whether by land or by sea, there is no wrong way to experience Alaska. Anchorage and the greater Southcentral region of Alaska have many beautiful places and exciting activities that add value to your holiday. For the active traveler, Anchorage has over 223 municipal parks and 135 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike or guided tour. For a different point of view, see Alaska’s mountains, glaciers and wildlife by air. Mush through the wilderness in an authentic sled with an Iditarod dog sledding team. And if skiing is your thing, then experience an adventure playground at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. No matter what you do, don’t miss the adventure of a lifetime by chasing the Northern Lights. This mesmerizing experience may just leave you speechless.
When a winter wonderland has you longing for the white sand instead, then Florida’s got you covered. A relaxing beach vacation is just what you need to rejuvenate.
Beautiful white sand and clear, shallow water make Clearwater Beach an ideal playground for families. From the activity along the brick-paved, palm-lined Beach Walk Promenade to the natural shores of Sand Key Park, you're sure to find your perfect spot in the sand. Rent a cabana and beach umbrella from a local vendor, or walk toward the more residential north side of the beach for a little serenity.
You'll find joy lolling on Indian Rocks Beach white sand beach. This stretch of beach is part of a barrier island set in the Gulf of Mexico, with waterfronts facing emerald Gulf waters and the Intracoastal Waterway. Allowing for spectacular water views on both sides.
Pristine beaches and sparkling waters draw visitors to North Redington Beach. One square mile of beachside fun, North Redington Beach offers almost a mile of beautiful beaches that slope gently into the Gulf of Mexico. North Redington Beach’s central location means that museums, art galleries and boutiques are not far from your home base.
A weekend getaway south to Canon City, the third oldest city in Colorado, is perfect for the adventurous at heart. Cañon City has an incredible variety of things to do, places to see, and people to meet!
Home of America’s Highest Suspension Bridge & Zip Line, begin your Colorado adventure by experiencing 360° of adrenaline-packed rides and breathtaking views at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park! Home to America’s highest suspension bridge, Colorado’s #1 Bucket List Zip Line, and World’s Scariest Skycoaster, the park has something for everyone. No trip to Canon City would be complete without an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind visit to America’s bridge.
While in town, make sure to experience Skyline Drive, the Abbey Winery, and the town staple, DiNardo’s Cider on Highway 50. Take a trip down the Arkansas river either by rail or raft. Stand on the open rail car on The Royal Gorge Train or experience the rapids with one of the many rafting guides.
Wherever you decide, we are ready to make your winter travel a warm breeze. Find us at www.StumpedTraveler.com