Everything You Need For The Perfect Winter Holiday

We all love going on holiday; it’s one of life’s biggest pleasures! People look forward to summer because it means holiday season. But, going away in winter is just as good, if not better! Keeping that in mind, here’s everything you need for the perfect winter holiday:

Decide On A Destination

Winter holiday destinations are different to summer holiday ones. In the winter, your attention turns away from beaches and sunshine. Instead, you’re looking for places with lots of snow and Christmassy feelings. Places like Iceland are ideal for family winter holidays. Or, add a little adventure to your life and go on a ski holiday. Countries like France and Austria have many ski slopes that are perfect for this! Whatever you go for, choose a place that’s perfect during winter time. Somewhere like Ibiza is not a good winter holiday destination, there’ll be nothing to do there.


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Pack Your Winter Clothes

Usually, when you’re going on holiday, you buy lots of holiday clothes. I’m talking about beachwear and shorts. Flip flops and sunglasses. But, a winter holiday is different. You have to pack loads of winter clothes. This means getting some big winter jackets to keep you nice and warm. Make sure you have lots of pairs of gloves and some thick jumpers. Ensure that you pack clothes to help you dress accordingly. If you’re going on a ski holiday, you’ll need ski clothes and equipment too.


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Don’t Forget About Health Insurance

Health insurance is important when going on any holiday. But, it’s even more important during the winter. There’s more chance of you getting ill when on a winter holiday. Think about it, the weather is colder, there’s a higher risk of illness. Plus, if you’re going skiing, you could get injured. Having health insurance will make things less stressful. For UK readers, you can get something called a European Health Insurance Card to cover you across Europe. If you still have an E111 card, then that’s out of date. Get an E111 card replacement to get the new and improved version. But, if you’re travelling outside of Europe, or are a traveller from a different country, you need to go private. Get some private health insurance to cover everything and ensure your holiday isn’t full of stress and worry.

Decide When To Go

I know that a winter holiday means you’ll decide to go in the winter. But, winter lasts for a long time! You have to choose the best time for you to go on holiday. Some people like to go away and spend Christmas abroad. Others prefer to stay home for the festivities and leave a few weeks later. It depends on you and what type of holiday you’re on. A nice family holiday would be great around Christmas time. Whereas some ski holidays are a lot better from January onwards.

Hopefully, after reading this piece, you now know how to plan the perfect winter holiday. Bookmark this page and use it as a guide the next time you’re preparing to go away in winter!



  1. Great tips on what to take for these holidays. Warm clothes for me is like 7 layers of clothes LOL.

  2. These are awesome tips. I think not forgetting the health insurance is a big one. Most people often do and I always say better safe than sorry!

  3. These are some great tips. We are still trying to decide where to go or if we should go someplace when my husband has a few days off after Christmas.

  4. I’ve never done a winter holiday getaway before. I actually really like that idea so much!

  5. I wish we could afford to go somewhere snowy this winter. Living in FL, we don’t get much cold or even cool weather, and I’d love to introduce my son to snow.

  6. I have never been skiing before. Looks like a fun time.

  7. We have three more days of school left. I can’t wait to start all the fun that comes with the holidays, the time of year, and the togetherness. Thanks for the reminders for our fun.

  8. Love that you mentioned health insurance, so important. Oh and I love skiing!

  9. Great tips!! It’s hard to believe that it’s time for winter holidays. I had no idea about that type of health insurance.

  10. I’d have to agree with you on this! Looks like an amazing winter holiday for sure!

  11. We are hoping to go on a winter vacation in March some time!

  12. This is perfect! While I am not a fan of winter, I love the tips you have shared for those who love to have a winter season holiday break!

  13. Health insurance is always important no matter the season. We didn’t plan a winter vacation, but will do one in the summer!

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