The time frame between Christmas and New Year’s Day is one of the most popular family vacation times of the year. Many companies offer vacation time to their employees during this time, and of course, the kids have school vacation. As we plan our post-Christmas vacation each year, the big question is whether we should choose a warm weather destination, or a cold weather destination.
Over the last few years, we’ve decided to go on cold weather vacations. In 2010, we went skiing and tubing in the Adirondacks, right near Lake George. My kids had never skied before, and they really enjoyed taking lessons. My daughter also absolutely loved tubing, and we had to practically drag her out of there. Last year, we ended up going to the Lake Champlain region of New York, where we hiked with ice cleats through Ausable Chasm and took another round of ski lessons. It was such a fun vacation, but it was absolutely freezing, and we really had to bundle up.
This year, we are considering a warm weather vacation. I considered going to the Cayman Islands again (this time with the whole family) but the flights are outrageously expensive (over $1,000 per person). So, I want to know – do you vacation over the Christmas holidays? Do you visit a cold weather destination or a warm weather destination?