Traveling in winter offers benefits like incredible scenic beauty, fewer crowds, unique activities, cultural experiences, and even holiday festivities. We explore some of our favorite winter getaway experiences that you can plan now. 

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Calving Season in the Serengeti

The calving season in the Serengeti often gets overshadowed by the more famous wildebeest migration crossing in the summer months. But the calving season brings a whole different level of excitement. During the early part of the year, the herds settle in the southern part of the Serengeti to have their calves. This period offers a unique opportunity to witness the circle of life in action, as countless newborns take their first steps into the world, attracting predators and showcasing the raw beauty of nature's ongoing drama.

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Christmas Markets in Europe

The Christmas markets in Europe are perfect for anyone looking for unique treasures and holiday magic. The cities come alive as vendors line the centuries-old streets from end to end. Each city offers something different in feel and personality, ensuring that every traveler can find their ideal festive atmosphere and one-of-a-kind gifts to cherish.

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Explore the Land Down Under

December through April is one of the best times to visit Australia. Its mild coastal weather brings forth a plethora of activities, from exploring the outback, wandering the streets of Sydney, and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, allowing you to make the most of this diverse and stunning country.

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Visit the Home of Santa Claus

There is no better way to experience holiday magic than by exploring the very home of Santa Claus. Visit Santa Claus Village and stay at the Arctic Snowmotel. Head out into the Finnish wilderness on snowshoes, try your hand at ice fishing, and witness the enchanting Northern Lights for an unforgettable winter adventure.

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Galapagos Islands Getaway

The Galapagos Islands are some of the world's most incredible treasures. Explore by boat or by land the magic of these unique islands, where you'll encounter astonishing biodiversity and pristine landscapes found nowhere else on Earth. This is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

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Baja Family Adventure

Closer to home, this Baja journey offers something for everyone. Yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming with sea lions, stand-up paddle boarding, bird watching, and hidden lagoon wandering are all on offer. December is also the start of the migration season for humpback whales. Head out by boat to get a first-hand look at these incredible creatures.

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Plan your Winter Getaway
with Ker & Downey

Feeling inspired? To start planning your journey, contact Ker & Downey. Our team of designers are at their best when creating a journey unique to you. In the meantime, for daily travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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