Autumn reminds us that winter is coming and the holiday season is upon us. You and your loved ones may be heading to Grandma’s for a holiday celebration or to an exotic beach or quaint ski town. How can you reduce the stress that often accompanies holiday travel? Let an experienced travel advisor at Santa Barbara Travel Bureau handle the details and plan ahead of time.
Now is definitely the time to set up final details of your winter and holiday travel: airport transfers; activities; even restaurant and spa reservations, particularly if you’re staying at a busy resort or heading on a cruise. Your travel advisor can take care of all these details for you- thanks to their experience and connections.
Weather you are dreaming of skiing in South Korea, sipping frosty cocktails in Quebec or wolf-spotting in Wyoming, let us at Santa Barbara Travel take the stress out of your vacation.
Get Sporty in South Korea
Three days at Yongpyong ski resort – South Korea’s largest and a host site during the 2018 Winter Olympics – offer ample time to carve up its dozens of slopes, then show off your vocal chops in a norebang (private, Korean-style karaoke room). Off the slopes, treat those tired muscles to a soak at Asan Spavis, a hot springs spa park located about an hour from Seoul.
Don’t Miss: This tailor-made trip with Remote Lands includes the chance to lace up some skates and join locals on the ice rink outside Seoul City Hall and the massive, glass-domed one at Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park.
So sweet: In Québec, travelers can taste locally made maple syrup at a traditional “sugar shack.”
Get Festive in Québec City
Each February, thousands face Québec’s frigid temps at the world’s largest winter carnival. We recommend a weeklong vacation that includes two days in the Old City and festival admission to see the ice castle, join night parades, and watch international snow sculptors compete. Belly up to the ice bar for a frosty cocktail (served in a cube glass, of course) at Hôtel de Glace, North America’s only ice hotel.
Don’t Miss: Experiencing Québec’s local flavor means a syrup-drenched dinner in a traditional “sugar shack,” where maple-tree sap is boiled and turned into gooey goodness.
Natural Habitat Adventures guests join wolf experts for two days of tracking wolves through Yellowstone National Park’s remote Lamar Valley. A horse-drawn sleigh gets you within an antler’s view of vast winter herds in Jackson Hole’s National Elk Refuge. Prop your feet up in front of the lounge fireplace in Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Built from recycled regional timber, the lodge can only be reached in winter via snowcoach.
Don’t Miss: Local nature photographers Dan and Cindy Hartman host a private presentation on wildlife photography at their gallery in Cooke City.