“Who the heck doesn’t love to see those rosy cheeks and hear the laughter of a kid dashing through the snow?” enthuses Erin Kirkland, publisher of AKontheGO, Alaska’s only family travel resource.
No matter what anyone else might say, that is what truly underpins any parent’s love of family travel and winter, something to which all thoughts have presently turned in the Northern Hemisphere.
The most enthusiastic families – inspired by a devotion to frosted breath and après-ski – wait impatiently for any opportunity to forsake warmth for a brisk chill. If they can’t escape to a cold place whenever the desire strikes, they are the first to hit the nearest snow fields and slopes once the weather finally turns in their favor.
What Is It About Winter Travel?
“Cold-weather vacations differ from warm-weather vacations as there are more things to do, inside and outside, both on and off a mountain,” conjectures Gavin Landry, Executive Director of Tourism at Empire State Development, the economic development arm for New York State.
Many others agree.
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