Planning a vacation early in the year to recuperate from holiday stress and the rush to get everything at work back up to speed afterwards? Thankfully, there are some amazing holiday destinations for February 2012 to plan for. And, depending on how much time you have, that can mean everything from a week on the beach to ten days hiking in nature. No matter what you are in the mood for, options abound, so here are some ideas to get you started:
It might seem like an odd time to hit Paris, London, or Rome, but it is actually the perfect time of year to do so – if you can handle some chilly weather and carrying an umbrella, that is. After the excitement of the festive period and before spring blossoms, tourists generally avoid everything but the mountains, which means you can find serious bargains in the cities.
Have some time to pass? Want a break from the stresses of everyday life? Head to the home of <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> and take on a backpacking adventure of your own. You’ll arrive near the end of the country’s warmest months, when everything is still bright green before succumbing to lower autumn temperatures, making it an ideal time to take in some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes.
To be fair, there’s hardly a bad time to visit this Central American nation with Caribbean and Pacific shores, but this is the height of the dry season. You’ll be able to hike through the cloud forests and hear the sounds of the tropical jungle with hardly a raindrop to be found. And, after all that walking, you’ll be able to stretch out on some of the finest sands the region has to offer – or hit the waves if relaxation isn’t your thing.