Holiday ideas for winter: do something different

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Blue lagoon and rocky shoreline, Nang Yuan, Ko Tao (aka Turtle Island), southern Thailand


Looking for alternative holiday ideas for December or January but fancy doing something a bit different? We all love the idea of grabbing some winter sun (that is, if we haven't just decided to go into hibernation) and it's at this time of year that we begin dreaming - nay, yearning - to make an escape somewhere with sunshine and daylight and warmth. Remember that?

Yes, the British winter has well and truly set in, so here's only one thing for it: fly away somewhere far more sunny and colourful, beautiful and interesting.

While there's plenty of sun, sea and sand to be had, there's much more to do besides at this time of year. Perhaps jumping in the saddle and exploring the incredible landscape of Arizona will blow away those cobwebs? Or a trip down the Amazon to Peru, perhaps? Whatever tickles your fancy, don't book your winter holiday without checking out our little selection of great ideas for escapes.

Alternative winter getaways

Alternative winter getaways


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