Seven Winter Travel Destinations You May Want to Visit This Season

The CEO of Genix Therapeutics, Ragab El-Rashidy leads his company in conducting pharmaceutical research. Since undertaking his career, he has patented over 20 pharmaceutical products. Outside of his professional pursuits, Ragab El-Rashidy enjoys traveling all over the globe. Following are some of the top recommended winter travel destinations for 2014 and 2015:

1. Iceland
The geothermal hot springs and pools found throughout Iceland offer a cozy retreat from the cool weather. After hiking through the beautiful countryside, tourists can take a dip and enjoy the warmth of the water. In addition, some consider winter the best time to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon spa.

2. Philadelphia
Many of Philadelphia’s top historical attractions are indoors, which permits travelers to tour interesting locations with minimal exposure to the cold. Winter visits may also mean fewer crowds, as most travelers come during the summer months.

3. Bucharest, Romania
A trip to Bucharest is among the most inexpensive around in regards to European travel destinations, and prices for airfare and hotel rooms drop sharply during the winter months.

4. Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
Canada’s oldest national park offers a plethora of winter activities, including dogsled tours, sleigh rides, skiing, ice climbing, and ice fishing. Sightseeing tours take visitors through Banff’s landmarks and in search of native wildlife.

5. Denver, Colorado
Winter in Denver makes for an ideal location for winter sports due to its close proximity to the Winter Park Resort and Loveland Ski Area. Additionally, the city’s seasonal rates drop in the winter.

6. Kauai, Hawaii
Travelers who prefer rural locations may want to consider visiting Kauai in the winter. The island’s mellow culture offers the right atmosphere for relaxation, and its landscape includes a myriad of hiking trails. However, the cost to travel there is typically high.

7. Costa Rica
Travel experts consider the dry season of December through April as the best time to visit Costa Rica. Travelers can experience the country’s rich wildlife, vibrant fiestas, and sunny beaches, with temperatures in the 90s. These months are Costa Rica’s peak season, making expenses high and reservations mandatory.