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It’s that time of year again when the beautiful colors of fall lead to the onset of winter, fires in the fireplace, candles, molasses cookies and the magic of winter wonderlands.  Depending on where one lives, winter can either be mild with the occasional peaceful blanket of snow or it can bring about the realities of a harsh blizzard.  Sometimes staying home and being cooped up for the long winter months can grow old quickly and everyone in the family gets a bit restless.

This winter, why not break away from the beach routine and head for the ski slopes, or the ice rink, or a snug mountain cabin where the family can cozy up in front of the fire place with mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows?

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Winter vacation travel can include a wide range of entertainment for the family of snow bunnies or even just for a mom and dad get-a-way.  Whether it be snow skiing, sledding, ice fishing or even snow hockey, winter options are plentiful and fun!

Family Sledding --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

The snowy northern vacation destinations such as Lapland, Finland are quickly gaining popularity and with an abundance of winter activities available, a Lapland trips 2014 itinerary is just the ticket; with Lapland being the largest and most northern region of Finland.

Finland - LaplandMap- Ella

Along with the onset of winter vacation planning comes the added pleasures of holiday merriment and the vision of sugar plums dancing in the minds of children.  Why not combine your annual vacation with the excitement of the holidays? A winter family vacation encompasses something for everyone.  Mom and Dad can enjoy a day of skiing while the children spend their days in organized group activities such as building snowmen, snow tubing and sledding. Any vacation destination that has activities for the whole family is sure to be successful on all accounts!

 

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