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Five of The Best Places to Visit to Combat Your January Blues

by Jessica Amey

Many people choose to go away later in the year, but who says you can’t go away in January? January can be one of the least expensive months to go on holiday and unlike England, there are many places that have beautiful weather during the start of the year. If you want to combat your January blues this year and fancy living it up in another country, here are some of the best places to go on holiday in January.

If you want to spend January on beautiful white beaches soaking in the sun with a cocktail in your hand, Barbados may be the destination for you. The west coast boasts five-star luxury whilst the south is where you will find the locals. Barbados is full of places to have fabulous food and drink and most importantly, relax. If you enjoy surfing or other water sports, Barbados has plenty of ocean for you to practice on. January here is not too hot but certainly not cold either, averaging at around 26- 28 degrees in the capital of Barbados. Whilst visiting Barbados, you are encouraged to get up close
and personal with the wildlife, with snorkelling being one of the most popular things to do whilst here.

If the cold doesn’t bother you, why not escape to have a fun-filled January in Canada? Whilst January can be one of the quietest months in the UK for nightlife, Montreal has plenty going on for all the party animals out there. In January, Montreal hosts Igloofest, a rave with a difference. Home to many well-known EDM acts, Igloofest allows you to party in your parka. If you want a break from the cold you can also visit the Underground City, which is below the town’s core and is full of restaurants, shops, and museums to enjoy at your own leisure. If you enjoy hiking, Montreal has
many hills and mountains, just remember to pack your snow boots.

For something a little more exotic, Burma is the place to go in January. Asia is a spectacular continent, filled with misty mountains and amazing architecture and Myanmar is no exception. Travelling here in January will ensure you get the best weather. Throughout January, Myanmar is full
of sunshine with little rain, and for those who cannot stand too much heat, the first month of the year is perfect for discovering Myanmar’s hidden gems. The temples are a sight to behold and there are any tropical islands surrounding Myanmar to explore and discover. Not known to many,
Myanmar is also home to several vineyards, which are best explored with a wine glass in hand. For those adrenaline junkies, Myanmar is full of roads best travelled on a motorbike. You can discover these routes on your own or you can be led by one of the local guides if are worried about getting lost.

Panama is a great place to be immersed in local culture and warm beaches. You can stay in the hotels, or there are private casitas which you can rent out to be alone with your loved ones on the beaches. If you love music, jazz especially, January is the best time to visit Panama. The Panama Jazz
Festival brings everyone together to celebrate music in the form of one huge party. Travelling to Panama may mean you need to take more than one plane. Flying from London Heathrow can get you to Panama with only one change, which is great for those who are anxious about changing planes. If you are considering flying from Heathrow, parking at
Heathrow airport can make your travels easier. Heathrow airport parking can give peace of mind knowing that your car is parked somewhere safe and legal. If Panama sounds appealing to you this January, consider looking on heathrowparking.com for a parking spot. You can relax on the beach,
knowing your car is safe and sound.

Thailand is an all-around fabulous destination and in January, it is peak season, meaning there are still plenty of parties to find once the mayhem of Christmas and New Year has ended. Some places are better to visit than others in January, with the islands on the east side better left till later in the
year due to rainy conditions. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is home to the Grand Palace, floating markets, and a busy nightlife. Phuket is another island that has many must-see attractions, including the beautiful Phan Nga Bay. Spend a day out on the water, whether in your own kayak or on a cruise boat, discovering the natural caves and cliffs.

January is a great time to visit many places due to price and temperature. This year, make your New Year’s resolution to visit a new place and have an amazing January discovering the floating markets in Thailand or lazing on a beach in Barbados.

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