I’m sure a lot of us have already formulated our Christmas wish lists and are hoping to get at least one or two items from it. And some of us might still be in the process of shopping for another person’s wish list. However, I have created another list– one I call my Christmas travel list. It’s a list of all the places I would like to visit during this season. Unlike my gift wish list which is probably more than 2 pages long with clothes alone, I have limited myself to three holiday destinations that couldn’t be more different from each other.
Wouldn’t it be nice to go and visit what the Bible referred to as the promised land? I have never been there before but I would imagine that tourists, whatever their belief may be, will be awed by the sense of history hanging in the air. Israel has many historical sites still standing. In Jerusalem for example, one can pay the Dome of the Rock a visit. A lot of people believe that this is where Abraham tried to sacrificed his son to God. Tracing the roots of Christianity will definitely make for a Christmas to remember…
I would travel to Ireland if only for the scenery. Nature is what they do best. And the gardens absolutely thrive here. Travel guides are even planning special garden tours for those who really love flowers. The Powerscourt Gardens in Country Wicklow is one of the most famous gardens in Europe. Fit for a queen, this garden has been around for more than two centuries already! In the garden is the “big house” where Princess Grace supposedly danced the night away.
3. North Pole
What Christmas travel list would be complete without the North Pole? Ho ho ho, anyone? One group that specializes in tours like this is Arctic Odysseys. Guests will be able to enjoy the trip via a nuclear icebreaker that only has the best amenities available. Although Santa sighting may not be included in the itinerary, the tour promises a lot of beautiful volcanic mountains, arctic wildlife and many more!
Traveling during Christmas may not be such a traditional way of celebrating the holiday but the experience certainly counts as one of the most memorable gifts ever. Happy holidays!