Top Destinations For Your Holiday Away From Home

Living abroad is one of the best life experiences one can have but sometimes it can come with certain costs, like being away from home during the holidays. Whether it's your first winter break overseas or you're a seasoned veteran, we have the ultimate travel guide to help you figure out where to spend your time this season.

 

Canary Islands

Photo via @alicebleubird

Photo via @alicebleubird

Photo via @svieirinha

Photo via @svieirinha

The Canary Islands is one of the top spots to visit during winter holidays if you’re in Europe (specifically Spain). With extremely warm weather, comparative to the Caribbean during winter time, the islands are the perfect getaway. With a wide range of choices, there’s something for everyone. From the photographer, who will fall in love with the landscapes in Lanzarote to the beach bum, who will appreciate las playas de Fuerteventura. Depending on how long you go, you can escape to one of the islands or spend time island hopping to enjoy the best of everything Las Islas Canarias has to offer.

 

Malta

Photo via @sergey.voronenko

Photo via @sergey.voronenko

Photo via @myscellaneous

Photo via @myscellaneous

Malta is one of Europe’s best kept secrets when it comes to vacation spots. Although it might not currently be on your bucket-list, this quaint and beautiful island is one of the best. It’s tranquil beaches and waterfronts will draw you in and the people and ambiance of the island will make you feel like you're at home. It’s vibrant nightlife, rich culture, beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine will make you want to stay for as long as you can.

 

Morocco

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Morocco is the perfect destination for those who are searching for an alternative, indie get-away. Each of it's different cities have intriguing vibes that will have you striving for a simpler life. From the rustic feel of its architecture to the many different landscapes, Morocco is an ideal vacation for anyone who wants to experience something different than what they're used to. Whether you are walking down the many shades of blue in Chefchaouen or sleeping overnight in the Sahara Desert, you'll leave your trip with a new appreciation for life as you know it.

 

Staycation

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Photo via @siempregirando

Everyone loves taking time for a little TLC but finding the time to do it can sometimes come few and far between. The holiday season can be the perfect time to relax at home and treat yourself. Leisurely explore the town you’re living in, take time to make a delicious meal (paired with an Olivia Pope sized glass of wine), take a few day trips to surrounding towns or just spend some time planning how you'll chase your dreams in 2015.


Where are you planning on going this holiday season? What destinations are at the top of your list?


Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. She is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation.  Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.