Spending your December holidays overseas is one of the best ways to round out the year. But it can be difficult figuring out where to go. Sometimes it’s so overwhelming that maybe you’d prefer to stay home and play online pokies that are inspired by adventurous places, like our new online slot, Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx. But if you’re looking for travel ideas, then we’ve got you covered.
New Zealand Adventures
If you love the great outdoors then you might want to head down south to New Zealand for your December break. If you’re from the northern hemisphere then remember that December is summer time in the south. Perfect for escaping the winter cold. The natural beauty of New Zealand is world famous. It’s no wonder Peter Jackson chose New Zealand to represent the fantasy world of The Lord of The Rings.
Whether you visit lakes, mountains, forests, or beautiful sandy beaches, New Zealand offers a little bit of everything for adventure lovers. If you love the sea then the Bay of Islands is a must-see region consisting of 144 islands. Expect lots of water sports as you travel from island to island exploring the region.
If mountains are more your thing, then you could try out Milford Sound. Once called the “8th wonder of the world” by Rudyard Kipling, Milford sound is a region of mountains and fjords formed by ancient glaciers. It’s a place of unbelievable natural beauty.
At the time of writing, the New Zealand Dollar is trading at 0.64 to the US Dollar.
Argentina is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and the eighth largest in the world. With so much ground to cover you better make sure that you plan to visit for at least a few weeks. A country as large as Argentina offers a diverse set of ecosystems to explore.
One notable location worth visiting is Iguaza Falls in the Iguaza National Park. The area is known for its magnificent waterfalls. The most famous of these waterfalls is Garganta del Diablo, also known as “Devil’s Throat.” The area is a popular tourist attraction bustling with hotels, resorts and hostels catering to all tastes and budgets.
Another popular location is the Los Glaciares National Park. This park is definitely worth a visit if hiking is your thing. There you’ll find the largest ice cap outside of Greenland and Antarctica.
The Argentine Peso is currently trading at 0.0017 to the US Dollar at the time of writing.
If a wintery December holiday is your cup of tea then Japan should be at the top of your list. Japan is a mostly mountainous country, meaning it’s the perfect destination for winter sports like skiing or snowboarding. There are many ski resorts near Tokyo. The most popular ski area in the region is probably Hokkaido.
Japan is also a great destination to absorb some culture. Japan is home to an ancient culture steeped in history and tradition. Festivals are a big part of this tradition. One such festival is the Sapporo snow and ice festival. This extravaganza showcases ice sculptures, wonderful Japanese food and loads of winter cheer all illuminated at night. New Year is also a major celebration in Japan. Throughout December, you’ll see people selling New Year’s decorations and getting ready for the festivities.
The Japanese Yen is currently trading at 0.0092 to the US Dollar at the time of writing.
There are so many wonderful places you could visit for your December holidays. But before going, make sure you do your research and make an itinerary to get the most out of your trip.