For our latest #HolidayChat over on Twitter, we discussed all things 'Winter Getaways' – from bucket list destinations to tips for packing for a winter break. Every third Wednesday of the month, a guest host takes over the chat to discuss the latest travel topic and this time, Sage from A Virtual Postcard was in charge of the natter.
Here at icelolly.com we’re big fans of the Canaries at this time of year, and it seems you are too, especially Fuerteventura.
I’m definitely one for the Canaries too. Good food, guaranteed sun and chilled atmosphere. Fuerteventura is my favourite as it’s the one I’ve found most reasonably priced & the beaches in Corraljo are like the Caribbean #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/D6D4ECg2uL— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) November 21, 2018
My favourite winter getaway that we’ve been on would have to be Oslo. We went in a February and it was great. Only had 36 hours though so need to head back to see more of it. #HolidayChat— Peter (@impeterblog) November 21, 2018
A1 Alicante is a quick flight away from London and with hot sunny days and cool evenings it was a great destination to escape to for a long ‘winter sun’ weekend! This #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/03mtmzzzcE— Michael (@swimforce01) November 21, 2018
Can we say everything? There were a mix of answers, with some people looking to catch some winter sun and others looking for bargain flights to new destinations!
A2: should probably make more effort to get away at winter! Would love to go to a Christmas market somewhere #HolidayChat— Amie Dawson (@fitnessforster) November 21, 2018
All of the above! I did love our winter sun getaway but I’d love to go somewhere Christmassy like Budapest Germany or Edinburgh— Bryneenee-Psoriasis (@Bryneenee) November 21, 2018
Somewhere with a good Christmas market usually. I find winter sun holidays more appealing in January/February after the festive season is over #HolidayChat— Jamie | Explore With Ed (@ExploreWithEd) November 21, 2018
A2 - sun! I love summer too much, so to break up the long cold UK winter, i like to head off in search of some sun! #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) November 21, 2018
Not surprisingly, many people had Iceland, Finland or Norway at the top of their winter lists, mainly for the snowy weather and Northern Lights – who can blame them?
A3. We have a bucket list trip to Lapland booked for Feb. Glass igloos, log cabin, husky safaris and *crosses fingers* the Northern Lights.— Shoot from the Trip (@Shootfromttrip) November 21, 2018
I definitely want to visit Iceland during the winter so that I would hopefully have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Not sure where else I would fancy heading. #holidaychat— Peter (@impeterblog) November 21, 2018
A3: Norway or Finland - I’d love to stay in one of the igloos & see the Northern Lights. I’ve just returned from Iceland-now one of my favourite destinations ever. Canada is at the top of my bucket list but not necessarily winter. #holidaychat— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) November 21, 2018
Would love to go to St Lucia, but would so love to go to Iceland or Norway in winter time #HolidayChat— Emily Williams (@emily_w_1991) November 21, 2018
There were some great tips such as using packing cubes, but the most popular by far was to wear your bulky clothes on the flight – Joey from Friends style.
A4 - Go to a warm place so you don't need so much? We always travel with hand luggage only, but caved and paid for a checked suitcase for our trip to Iceland. I just couldn't fit it all! #HolidayChat— April (@aprileveryday) November 21, 2018
Packing for winter can be difficult because of the thick clothes you may need! I always take the biggest sized hand luggage I’m allowed, wear my coat to the airport & packing cubes are my best friend! It’s amazing how much you can fit in when you use them! #holidaychat— Alicia Overseas (@AliciaOverseas) November 21, 2018
A4. If it's a cold place, definitely bring extra socks and make them thick also hats and gloves are useful #HolidayChat— Josh B (@jb_new) November 21, 2018
A4: Probably aaaaallllll the layers as I’m such a coldest person #HolidayChat— Amie Dawson (@fitnessforster) November 21, 2018
Always our favourite question!
It has to be my most recent visit to Switzerland! Here I am next to the lake in Spiez and at the top of Harderkulm in Interlaken. The views were incredible. Also it was freezing but I took my coat off for the gram. #commited #HolidayChat https://t.co/XH7gZxcbbt pic.twitter.com/SJDd3vZ0cg— Culturebean (@Culture_bean) November 21, 2018
A5. It’s not the greatest shot but the Christmas Tree at Rockerfeller Center really is huge! pic.twitter.com/aPA6j60e6x— Shoot from the Trip (@Shootfromttrip) November 21, 2018
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 5th December 2018 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Let us know by tweeting us at @icelollyholiday!