Holiday Cold Snaps – get some winter sun

Winter is the best time to go on holiday.

For one it’s cheaper, it’s also less busy and you can choose from sun or snow.

Sometimes you can even get both.

God willing I’ll be up some Austrian and German peaks when you read this, on a Topflight group trip

Walking… it’s safer for me and everyone else on the mountain when I don’t strap boards to my feet.

But if you want to take to the slopes Topflight will escort you, teach you, if you need, put you up and entertain you.

I’ll keep you up to date with all they and our other winter activity holiday providers have to offer.

But you want to know about the sun just like my coach driver who dropped me off at Dublin Airport did.

He’s just back from Spain where it’s been 32C.

If you want to find a less busy part of the Costa del Sol then Nerja might just be up your calle.

Travel Escapes and Cruisescapes has seven nights at the 4* Perla Marina Hotel and return flights to Malaga for €449pps for November 5.

They obviously know what we like because they’re tempting us with a food and wine tour.

Which reminds me of those pouring vessels of theirs: porrons.

And how I was allowed to have the proceeds poured into my mouth when I was only nine.

Maybe it was because we’re from Glasgow.

Winter is also a better season for your city mini-break.

There is never a bad time to visit Rome, it’s just that it’s cooler outside of summer.

Cassidy Travel has a two-night break in December from €169pps with flights from Dublin.

You’ll stay in the 3* Hotel Amalfi, a converted historical palace overlooking the cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Colosseum.

Flight departs December 13. Visit

And for some tips on Rome and its environs, visit Small roads lead to Rome.

Published by funtime65

Lets dance! I’ve waltzed with Judy Murray, partied with Brian Lara, manned the barricades with Civil Rights leader Myrlie Evers and even unmasked The Donald as a mariachi fan. Join me (and my bandana) on a madcap tour of the world with the people who make it all possible, our wonderful travel providers.

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