Don’t have your 2019 winter vacations sorted out just yet?

Here are a handful of family-friendly winter vacations to consider for the holidays this year.

Extraordinary memories guaranteed!

Costa Rica

Wildlife & Adventures

If you are looking to escape the cold and stay closer to home, head south to Costa Rica. It is an adventurers’ playground! With so many choices, you can truly make this trip whatever it is your family wants. I could go back just to indulge in the amazing coffee every morning before embarking on adventures. Hiking lava fields, ziplining, snorkeling, bird watching, rafting down rapids, soaking in the hot springs, searching for wildlife, relaxing in the jungle or on the beach! The options to customize a Costa Rica vacation are endless.

Active Adventures & Relaxation in the French Alps

Embrace the cold and magical snowy days in the French Alps. Take in the breathtaking views and make memories that will last much longer than your vacation. Besides skiing or snowboarding, enjoy many other activities both on and off the snow. Get the family together and have fun sledding down the hill together - a sure-fire way to enjoy some laughter. Try snowshoeing, nordic walking and snowmobiling. Or get off the snow for family time in the pool, board games by the fire, and shows. A perfect mix of adventure and relaxation for all ages!

Northern Lights Journey in Finland

Want to see the Northern Lights? Spend the holidays on a family-friendly journey to Finland. Explore Helsinki and the magical Christmas markets then flying to Lapland for a magical winter in the Arctic. Imagine snowmobiling under the stars, seeing the northern lights, dog sledding and even spending a night in a glass igloo. Take a cruise on an icebreaker, cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa Claus Village. Top off your adventure relaxing in a Finnish sauna. Yes, please!

Sea of Cortez Wildlife Adventure Cruise

Take the family island hopping in the Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Snorkel with sea lions, explore coral reefs, find whales, dolphins and whale sharks! Above the water, watch out for birds including blue and red-footed boobies. Up for a mule ride into the arroyos with local rancheros, activities like kayaking, paddle boarding and exploring beaches? This is an adventure guaranteed to engage and create amazing memories!

 Turks & Caicos Water Fun 

Escape the cold and head to Turks & Caicos for fun above and underwater! Avid divers can jump right in and enjoy over 20 dive sites and plenty of wildlife from barracudas, jackfish, tuna, dolphins, sharks, and season humpback whales. Not scuba certified? No problem! Get in on the action through discover scuba. Even kids, ages 8 to 10, can be introduced to diving through PADI Bubble maker program. Not interested in scuba? Enjoy snorkeling, beautiful sandy beaches, watersports activities, and pure relaxation.

Ultimate Tanzania Wildlife Adventure

Have time for a longer vacation? How about Tanzania? December is the best time to venture to the Serengeti and Ruaha National Parks after the short rainy seasons that brings an abundance of wildlife. Watch flocks of migratory birds wading in the riverbanks and wildebeest and zebras crossing the Serengeti during the great migration. Wildlife viewing at its best!

Bucket List Antarctica

How about treating yourself and the family to a bucket list adventure this winter? Sail to the seventh continent and embrace the magic of winter in this extraordinary place. Join award-winning marine biologists, expedition guides, photographers and other experts in exploring the white continent where you can hike, snowshoe, kayak and view amazing wildlife. Choose a perfectly tailored voyage for families with activities for all ages and festive celebrations on board.

 Myanmar Culture, Adventure & Relaxation 

Seeking culture, adventure, and relaxation? Add Myanmar to your list! December, the driest time of the year, is a great time to explore the temples of Bagan. For a unique view, opt for a hot air balloon ride! Visit magical Inle Lake where you can kayak, take in the stunning scenery, explore the local life and stilted villages rising from the water. Cruise the Mergui archipelago of 800 uninhabited lush islands and be sure to explore pristine reefs, caves and Buddha carvings. Spend your last days relaxing on the white-sand beaches of Ngapali.