How to enjoy the Holidays SINGLE
photo by 123rf.comWhen it comes to the holidays, it seems like many events for work, family and friends send a dreaded invite requesting you to bring a date or its “family friendly”. What if you don’t have a date or family to bring? Don’t worry. RSVP you already made plans and thank the host for the invite. Then follow these next 12 steps to filling up your calendar and creating the holiday vacation that is perfect for you.
1. Love to ski over your winter vacation? Check out Singles Ski at http://www.singlesski.com to book a destination place for your next big trip. Not only will you ski some of the best locations in Colorado, Wyoming, Lake Tahoe, and Montana, but also you will meet other singles while kicking up fresh snow. With these amazing locations, there is sure to be a perfect mountain for your 2012 holiday vacation.
2. Checking your local downtown area for holiday events can be an easy way to fill up your winter season with amazing nights out on the town. Grab a newspaper and read the events section for area restaurants and venues advertising Holiday Specials. Or scroll through your on-line news for listed events and dates.
3. Have you heard of the new phenomenon in couponing called Groupon? Visit Groupon.com and enter your location, email, and the “kinds of stuff you do”. This will specialize the Groupons for you and your group of friends. Over the holidays there can be amazing deals from restaurants, comedy clubs, hotels, and other hot spots.
4. Disney World isn’t just for families with little kids. Consider heading to Orlando, Florida with a group of your closest friends. Enjoy riding the Jungle Safari at Animal Kingdom during the day and ending your night with Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade. Christmas in Disney can be experienced from November 9th, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013. Go early in November and visit Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival, which runs from September 28, 2012 through November 12th, 2012. Pack up those big kid friends and head to a place “Where Dreams Come True”.
5. Movie nights can be a great way to get together and have an adult evening while watching your childhood favorites. Entertain your friends every Saturday evening throughout the month of December with a different featured movie. Have everyone bring a holiday snack to pass and accompanying wine/adult beverage. Serve your hot beverages in the official National Lampoons Christmas Vacation moose mug found at http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/christmas-vacation-20th-anniversary-salute/ and laugh your way into 2013.
6. Take movie night one step further and invite all your fun friends to tour Ralphie’s house from The Christmas Story, located in Columbus, Ohio. Then venture across the street to the Christmas Story Museum and gift shop. The house is open year round, making it easy to plan your next winter road trip. http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com
7. Book a day at your local spa. Pamper yourself with a massage, pedicure, manicure and facial. Get ready for the holidays with a fresh new look. Most day spas will run holiday specials with buy one get one free or a percentage off. Treat yourself before heading into 2013.
8. Gather up some travel partners, your ice skates, and head to New York. Haven’t you always dreamed of ice-skating in Rockefeller Center? Twirling around under the enormous decorated trees, while bundled up in your amazingly HOT snow-bunny outfit could make your next Christmas card picture one to remember. And if you’re single, you never know what might happen if you trip over a skate lace and fall into a strangers lap.
9. Bundle up and drive out to a Christmas light show. Many bigger cities will have light displays you can tour through alone or with a car full. Gaze at millions of lights to put you in the holiday spirit. Located in Grand Rapids, you can drive through the largest light show in Michigan. This spectacular adventure is called Night Lites located at the White Caps Fifth Third Ball Park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8o1Ov60vh8
10. Search the web for local hotels with pool, hot tub, and restaurant. Enjoy a one-night stay where your household chores and responsibilities are left behind. Or check out a hotel that offers an indoor water park. Many Holiday Inn’s features the Hollidome Waterpark and this isn’t just for kids. You will love this break from the winter blues.
11. A quiet night by the fire never sounded so good. Shut off your phone, your electronic tablet or computer, and bundle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. If you don’t have a fireplace, then shut off the lights, light some candles, and relax in the comfort of your own home. Turn off your world and enjoy the quiet.
12. Maybe you are someone who likes running away at the holiday’s all together. Go where phones can’t reach you, find a new adventure, and meet new people. Book a trip with The Adventure Company. They offer trips with “Group Leaders to keep you safe and a wonderful array of destinations from Cuba to Egypt, Thailand to Morocco”, states The Adventure Company. This is where EXTREME vacations and new friends come together. The Adventure Company is based out of London and has the vacation of a lifetime waiting for you. http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/holiday-types/solo-travellers
Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Instead, know that an adventure is right around the corner waiting for you. I believe no event is too big or too small. It’s all what you make of it. Enjoy the simplicity of staying home or get a little crazy.