Lots of people think of a holiday as a time to get away in to the sun, lazy by pools or top up a tan on the beach but winter escapes can be just as enjoyable and relaxing. If you have never been away in the winter then you will need to be able to think about what sort of activities you would like to do. It maybe that you would just like a little cottage somewhere where you can just switch off from the rest of the world, somewhere that is surrounded by nice walks and local pubs where you can eat out for dinner. Places such as the Lake District are perfect for these types of retreats and you can often pick up an amazing last minute deal.
If you fancy something a little more exhilarating then you may consider skiing or snowboarding. These can again be done at a number of locations but the French Alps and Canada are two of the places you can guarantee will give you a great experience. If you are planning on doing sports then you should ensure that you have holiday insurance that covers you to do it.