winter getaways bring colour to your life
I’ve just returned from a six-week winter getaway and have come to the realization that it’s not the cold that I dislike about winter as much as the lack of colour. White is not a colour, and from November through March, pretty much all I see out my windows in Manitoba, Canada, is the white of snow. We get five months of winter. Sometimes, that stretches to six months where there is snow on the ground and pretty much everywhere else you look. So winter getaways have become a way of keeping my sanity through the long cold months of winter.
winter getaways help you keep your sanity
Heading off to another climate (be it tropical, semi-tropical, or just temperate and warmer than here) helps me get through those winter months–whether I’m gone for a week or a couple of months–as being where I can be surrounded by rich or vibrant colour helps rejuvenate my spirit as I persevere through winter.
Several destinations come to mind when I think of bright colours. Mexico is top of mind right now, as I had the privilege and pleasure of spending a month in Mexico during 2015. Everywhere you look, you see bright colours–in the buildings, the colour of the clothing, the wildlife, and the beautiful flowers. Mexico offers a variety of experiences for a winter getaway.
Peru is another country that tantalizes your mind and spirit with its vibrant colours. I can’t help think of bright colours when I think of Peru.
And of course, most of us think about beach destinations when we think about winter getaways. Cuba is one of my favourites, for the colourful people, their vibrant music, and the stunning beauty of the natural surroundings–whether you’re at the beach, or in the cities.
Do you have a favourite place for your winter getaways? If you’re looking to try something new and find a new favourite, try this site for some ideas, and some great winter getaway deals.