Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons, the world seems at peace in my merry little world and all of the warm colours begin to appear. From the orange leaves to the crisp frosty air this is the best time of year.
The only downside is the lack of snow we have in the UK, in one way it’s a good thing as we don’t handle extreme weather too well but on the other hand, a white Christmas would be lovely. In this blog post, I’m going to take a look at how the three places I think I’d like to spend these months celebrate Halloween, Christmas and New Year.
California at Halloween
Don’t ask me why California, I seem to have an obsession but I’d also like to visit Salem! I have heard many people talk about parties and haunted mansions in California but I’d stick to the more child-friendly activities. The American festivities seem much more fun than that of the UK although in recent years we have started to branch out.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Horror Nights seem amazing but not family friendly so we’d probably end up at Disneyland for Mickey’s Halloween Party!
Halloween in California would be incredible but lately, I’ve become fascinated by the Day of the Dead in Mexico, which is a much nicer way to look at the after life other than Halloween.
Austria at Christmas
Austria is at the top of my list of places to visit and going there at Christmas time would be perfect. Visiting the village of St Anton, where it is not as busy as Innsbruck but still has plenty of ski slopes and shopping opportunities. Even if there is no guarantee of snow the surroundings look breathtaking and after visiting the Swiss and French Alps during the summertime I can’t imagine I’d be disappointed either way.
The accommodation in this area also looks out of this world. A lot of the accommodation will only accept 7 nights plus and some 4 weeks which makes the price higher, especially for a premium property. This is why I will probably have to hold out for that luxury stay.
On Christmas day I’d like to just lounge around a warm living room with log fire and hot chocolate, with the whole family, of course, playing board games and waiting for the dinner to be cooked (by the husband).
France at New Year
I have been to various places in France during various seasons and I’ say that everywhere I’ve visited has not been disappointing. I have spent New Year in Disneyland Paris and News Years Day in Paris itself but I’d love to rent a lovely house for my whole family in Provence and welcome in the New Year.
Staying somewhere like Fayence would be ideal for my plans, just a short journey to the golden coast of Cannes and the luxurious Monaco it would be a great place to spend a couple of days exploring and the rest of the time relaxing.
Provence seems like the perfect place to me, not too far from the South of France but still far enough to be peaceful and not too busy. Obviously, a home with a glorious scenery would create the perfect setting but as I am not a millionaire I wouldn’t be too picky!
All of these dream holidays are on my bucket list which hopefully one day will become reality!