It happens to all of us at one time or another. We try to plan ahead for the holidays and our travel schedules but somehow, it sneaks up on us and bam! We’re stuck a few days out with nothing to do on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Here are a few ideas to keep you from spending the holidays sitting at home watching DVDs if you end up with a little time on your hands.
www.newyearseve.com – This site offers tickets to all the best holiday parties around the U.S. and Canada. If you live in a major city, or plan on going to a major city this holiday season, drop by and check out the availability of tickets to a grand party! It’s amazing how many are open to the public (for a fee of course).
www.lastminutecruises.com – Live in a port city? You’re in luck! Every year there are thousands of available last-minute deals on cruises, short and long ones. Spend some of your holiday time out on the open seas. Cruises today are definitely not your grandma’s shuffleboard-over-water deals. The food’s better, the entertainment’s better, and the crowds flocking to the boats for their getaways are getting younger and hipper. Why not give it a whirl?
www.spafinder.com – Can’t take the time for even a short trip? Why not treat yourself to an overnight stay at a great spa, then? Spafinder tracks and reviews spas all over the world, so no matter where you are, you’re sure to find a bit of pampering to help get you through those hectic holiday stress moments.
www.amtrak.com – Train travel is one of the most overlooked modes of transportation these days, but one of the most romantic! Surprise your honey with a two or three day train trip, all inclusive, or go by yourself and enjoy the downtime. There’s no better way to see the countryside, and heck! You don’t even have to REALLY be focused on GETTING to a particular place. Just pick a random destination according to how much time you have to spend, and hop on! You’ll be amazed at how soothing riding the rails can be.
www.towd.com – Just have no idea where you’d like to go or what you’d like to do for the holidays? Have a look at the Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory. This site puts your fingers right on the tourism pages for locations around the world. Local tourism sites often point readers to holiday specials or unique information about their areas that can help you make a decision for your last minute holiday travel needs. —
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