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Adventurous Vacations To Take This Winter Season

Adventurous Vacations To Take This Winter Season

Most people prefer sunny trips during the holiday season, but some desire thrilling experiences that connect them with nature. If your idea of a fun trip is more rugged than usual, consider these adventurous vacations to take this winter season.

Winter Camping

Any adventurous person knows that camping is a fantastic way to kick back and tap into nature; however, some don’t consider camping during the winter. The cold weather and adverse climate conditions deter most people from pitching a tent in the snow, but winter camping is a gratifying activity.

Find a national park or forest, near or far, that you prefer to visit. As long as there isn’t a chance of a blizzard or polar vortex, you can confidently go there for a unique camping experience. Remember to stock up on comfy layers, get a tent that can withstand the elements, and invest in warming devices. Snow shovels are important for digging out a campsite, and plenty of water is essential, as dehydration can occur at any temperature.

Explore the 5oth State

The northernmost state in the United States is a vacation gem just waiting for you to visit this winter. Alaska features many adventurous activities and sites perfect for a solo trip or family outing. You can take a weekend cruise off the state’s coast that showcases breathtaking glaciers and mountains. You’ll probably see orcas on your sea-bearing trip, too!

You can opt to track down brown bears throughout the various forests and parks within Alaska—they’re genuinely amazing animals, and the experience is like no other. Visit a reindeer ranch where you can interact with these charismatic creatures, or try your hand at dogsledding! Alaska offers so many one-of-a-kind experiences ripe for the taking!

Conquer the Slopes

Many Americans flock to luxurious ski resorts to hit the fresh powder on the slopes every winter—this makes sense since these resorts offer relaxing and exciting experiences. However, you can achieve the perfect ski-cation without burning a hole in your wallet.

You can find campsites that offer safe and exhilarating slopes waiting for you to ski on. If skiing isn’t your thing, you can still visit the top mountains in America this winter and opt for hiking and camping activities. Challenge yourself this season and conquer new peaks!

Road Trip Through National Parks

Nothing beats a road trip through America’s national parks, and they’re stunning during the winter season. Traveling by car or RV is the perfect way to comfortably see breathtaking sites with a group of loved ones. Since your home is mobile on this vacation, you can see more places and have the freedom to change your itinerary on a whim!

Plan your trip ahead of time to ensure you don’t miss a single experience or site, and remember to pack all the necessary supplies if you choose to venture out of civilization. Additionally, always tell a friend where you plan on going in case of an emergency.

Most people will fly south to beach-front resorts to pursue relaxation and sun during the holidays. However, if you’re looking for excitement and nature, consider these adventurous vacations to take this winter. They’re the perfect way to stay engaged and recharge your soul for the new year!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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