Holiday travel ideas and destinations

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Why stay home when you could spend your holidays someplace exotic? Like Christmas Island!
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Get away with these ideas for exciting holiday travel

I know the song says there's no place like home for the holidays, but after spending a relaxing or exciting holiday exploring the world, you may come home singing a different tune.

Imagine, if you will, moving this year's celebration to a pearl white beach. Or a snow-capped mountain.  There's a world of holiday travel ideas out there, and this is the year for a once-in-a-lifetime air travel, cruise or hotel deal. Here are just a few great suggestions for your holiday travel destination:

Christmas Island

What could be more appropriate than to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Christmas Island, a tropical paradise, is located the Indian Ocean near Java and about 2600km  from Perth, Western Australia.  This magical location is 63% unspoiled National Park, so there's plenty of open beach, forest and beautiful water to make your visit unforgettable. 

Accommodations range from luxury hotels to tiny romantic get-aways.  Besides the natural beauty, Christmas Island offers golf, snorkeling, shopping and fine dining for a complete family vacation experience.

Santorini, Greece

The sparkling white buildings on this magical Greek Island give a whole new meaning to the term "White Christmas."   Of all the romantic holiday travel ideas I have ever heard, this is the one that brings me back year after year. This is a holiday destination just made for two.

Luxuriate in a 5-star hotel, rent a house or villa with breath-taking views of the water, or stay in one of Santorini's affordable bed and breakfasts.  Watch the sunset as you sip a glass of wine on a cliff high above the sea. Relax in one of Santorini's incomparable cafes or tavernas, or dance the night away in a luxurious nightclub. Explore the archeology of this ancient island, and then shop for gifts and souvenirs in the shops and marketplaces for a holiday you will never forget.

Arosa, Switzerland

If snow is an essential part of your holiday celebration, consider this beautiful Swiss destination.  They guarantee snow from December to April, so why not welcome the New Year here?  Activities in Arosa include snow shoeing, moonlight and torch lit walks and world class downhill and cross country skiing.  You can even spend the night in an igloo!  This town began welcoming tourists in 1877, but has managed to escape the overly sleek touristy feel of some of Switzerland's more well known destinations.

This is also the home of the famous and long-awaited Tschuggen Coaster. This incredible system connects the Tschuggen Grand Hotel to Arosa's ski slopes using nine-seater pods. You'll be whisked from the lobby to the slopes in minutes.  No chilly wait in a long line!

Finding your holiday destination

This year, make your holidays something memorable. Replace forgettable gifts with unforgettable adventures and special memories. There are hundreds of exciting holiday travel ideas out there. With a little research, you're sure to find the perfect one for you.

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