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5 Cooler Climate Destinations You Have to Explore Up Close!

Some chilly destinations were made for year-round exploration with spectacular views you need to see in person and up close! These seven locations break away from the typical high humidity and over 90 degree days during the dog days of summer. But, there isn't a bad season to plan a visit!

Alaska
United States offers arguably some of the most spectacular wildlife adventures around, perhaps most notably while on an Alaskan cruise! Visions of bears catching salmon in streams, penguins and seals playfully swimming along the shoreline, and killer whales breaching nearby come to mind when you think of this untamed land for good reason. This is nature on display in all its glory away from the bright city lights and smog-producing factories. The crisp air and a chance to witness the splendor of the Northern lights alone are worth the price of admission!

Antarctica
Haven’t you heard? Travel-enthusiasts are calling Antarctica “The New Alaska” and cruise lines have been responding with amazing expedition ships you will love! Journey South with the adventure of a lifetime beginning in Buenos Aires in Argentina and continuing towards Cape Horn in Chile, the Schollart Channel in Antarctica, Paradise Bay in Antarctica, the Gerlache Strait in Antarctica, Elephant Island in Antarctica, Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, Puerto Madryn in the Península Valdés in Argentina, and Montevideo in Uruguay. These are just some of the places you can explore aboard a luxurious cruise while taking advantage of the spa, indoor pool, and phenomenal dining. Interested in staying in one location longer? We cannot say we blame you as these vistas are unlike any other on Earth! Contact our team to find out invaluable information on where to stay, how to get around, and when to book your trip.

Canada
Tour the Reversing Rapids in the Bay of Fundy and the Louisbourg Fortress in Nova Scotia considered to be the largest historical reconstruction in North America. Feel as if you have traveled back in time as you stroll through the quaint city of Quebec, one the oldest cities in North America that attracts foodies, artists, and history buffs from all over the world. Finish your visit by sampling local mussels by the red shoreline of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island or standing in the footsteps of photography legends who flock to Jasper National Park and Banff for captivating images that will turn out amazing even without expensive camera gear!

New England Tour
If you are taking a cruise through Canada, chances are you will be able to depart from Boston, Massachusetts and dock in either the charming city of Portland, Maine or Bar Harbor, Maine, which was once called home to some of America’s elites like the Rockefeller’s, Vanderbilts, and Carnegies. If you go to Bar Harbor, be sure your trip includes a stop by the adjacent Acadia National Park where rocky beaches and glacier peaks set this national park apart from the rest! For a land tour to remember, ask about scenic and historic loops from Massachusetts up to Maine and back through rural New Hampshire and mountainous Vermont. When it comes to folklore, history, and legends, it is hard to beat these New England landmarks!

Scandinavia
From the inspiring landscapes of Finland to the fjords of Norway, this area has enough brisk jaw-dropping nature adventures and unique architecture to astound even the most well-traveled member of your family. Some highlights include the Preikestolen in Norway where fans of great heights can feel on top of the world from nearly 2,000 feet above sea level and a birds-eye view of the Lysefjord, Finland’s famous sauna culture and Baltic Sea dips at Löyly Sauna in Helsinkithe, or a dog-sled ride and stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden where you literally sleep under the stars in a modern-day igloo suite! How are we doing with your cold climate wish list so far? Call us at 386-673-2473 to ask about other Scandanavian treasures you won’t want to miss!

Thus, when it comes to colder climate travels, there is no shortage of exhilarating cruises, tours, and stays to plan! Not sure where to start? There is no need to waste time scouring the Internet for deals and holding on the phone for long periods of time when plans change. Let us help you dream and plan it all out from start to finish. Contact your personal experienced advisor using our convenient online form or by calling 386-673-2473 to enjoy seasoned travel advice, customized itineraries, scheduling or plan changing assistance, and the best value you’ll find anywhere!

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