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Winter – Right Now!

Laos
Head off for the luxury camping experience at Shangri-Lao which opens to public in February 2011. With period-style furniture and furnishings along with affording spectacular views across the verdant mountains and the Nam Khan River, Shangri-Lao is an excellent option for Laos holidays 2011. Adventure lovers can have a blast of a time with guided hiking tours, bamboo rafting, horse- and elephant-riding, etc.

France
Enjoy this winter at the classy ski chalet La Clusaz in France – about one hour away from Geneva. The terrain is good enough to keep skiers busy for a few days. The Au Coeur du Village Hotel & Spa with comfortable cushioned rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open fires is simply an amazing option to relax at during an early January 2011 weekend holiday break.

Australia
Those planning a long-haul holiday in January/ February 2011 can go for the rail route offered by Australia’s Great Southern Rail Company. The company has in its repertoire the famous Ghan, the Overland and the Indian-Pacific and is launching a new route called the Southern Spirit in February 2011. The new route will take in the Great Dividing Range along with southeast parts of Australia between Brisbane and Adelaide/ Melbourne.

Lebanon
Apart from great opportunities for enjoying winter sports, Lebanon is all about great food and buzzing nightlife this winter. Snowshoeing in Shouf Cedar Reserve and visiting the monasteries of the Qadisha Valley are just some of the things to do during January and February 2011.

Spring 2011

Buenos Aires
One of the most loved cities on the planet, Buenos Aires has sultry tango clubs, wooden barbeques, galleries, flea markets, cafes and jazz clubs along with relaxing riverboat rides into the Tigre delta. From March 27, 2011, the British Airways will have direct flights to the city.

Summer 2011

California
Ever thought of kayaking lodge-to-lodge on the Lake Tahoe? This is a bit of action packed into US holidays in summer 2011. As a matter of fact, Tahoe is the biggest mountain lake in North America and in summers the surroundings are simply stunning with white sand beaches, great hiking and biking trails into the wild and more.

Greek Islands
Summer holidays in 2011 would be a lovely time if you choose to be in one of the Greek islands. The quiet sleepy resorts are simply appealing for stretching your tired toes by the pristine beaches.

Bolivia
Bolivia has a natural bounty that is quite captivating in its own way. The northern edge of the largest salt flat in the world Salar de Uyuni will have a new tented camp this year. The sunset views across the vast expanse of white are something to be seen in order to be believed. Heated tents, nice comfy beds, private bathrooms and a chef who doles out tasteful meals will be on the cards for a summer 2011 sojourn to this part of the world.

Autumn 2011

New York
New York has always been an appealing holiday destination for all and sundry. But 2011 is special because a number of budget yet stylish hotels are due for opening this year. The one to really look forward to is the Yotel – coming from the Yo! Sushi group – with a massive complex in Manhattan. In-room facilities include mood lighting, rain showers, wi-fi and flat-screen television sets. For enjoying great food and music, head off to Harlem and stay at the loft-apartment style hotel Aloft.

Turkey
A great autumn 2011 holiday idea would be to watch the Draconid meteor shower in Turkey, due on October 8, 2011. The specks of dust and rock may be visible by the rate of a few hundreds in an hour – a great celestial spectacle to watch out for in years.

Next Winter Holidays – November/ December 2011

Cambodia
Have a private-island adventure holidays with loved ones in Cambodia at its Song Saa Island. With around 25 villas across two islands in the Koh Rong archipelago (with a choice of beachfront, rainforest or over-the-water accommodation) and sundecks on offer along with thatched roof lounges and a spa, this is one romantic holiday to look out for in 2011.

Northern Lights
The time to watch the amazingly spectacular Aurora Borealis is winter 2011 because the lights are due to enter into the most active period in their eleven-year long cycle. Iceland, Canada and Sweden have plenty of places from where one can watch the celestial wonder quite clearly.

Paris
Paris is due for the opening of some of the swankiest hotels this year. The Maison Champs-Elysees and Hotel du Grand Controle are two good options to have a luxury holiday in Paris 2011.

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