In Arms of January
A warm welcome to the first month of calendar
As we raise our glasses to cheers for a new beginning, January enters our lives like a lightening bug; chasing away coldness of winter and giving us warmth. We sit by the fireside reading books or watching movies, we camp under the starry skies, we travel to new places, we party until the sun comes up, we do whatever is our definition of welcoming a new year. For the emotion of welcoming might be the same in every person but the actions by which this welcoming is defined differs from person to person.
This humble being has dared to attempt to give a personal definition to the month that retains the newness of the year when all the enthusiasm to celebrate the arrival of a year has settled down.
the first wing that a year gives us to test our flight
the month that invites hope back into our lives
the first stroke of brush to paint new horizons
the time to travel paths untrodden
the first break to write our own scripts
the courage to make palaces out of bricks
the resolve to say truths unspoken
the pursuit of a self beyond “social-mediafication”
the aspirations, the ambitions, the anticipation, the actions
the first in the series of twelve destinations
Now, if you belong to the tribe of people who like to travel to new places to celebrate being alive and to welcome the new year, here’s a list of places that will make the sun shine on you and put a genuine smile on your face such that you will radiate happiness not in just pictures but in reality as well.
Top 5 Destinations to Travel in January
Lanzarote is one of the largest Canary Islands located off the Western African coast. It’s a perfect holiday destination to beat the cold of January as it has warm weather throughout the year. This island boasts of rich geographical landscape with volcanoes, beaches, caverns, rocks, and so much more. Timanfaya National Park, Cueva de los Verdes, Puerto del Carmen, Arrecife, Playa Blanca, and Costa Teguise are a must visit if you’re planning a trip to Lanzarote.
Another winter paradise to bask in the golden sunshine is Costa Rica. This country in Central America is a temptress bewitching travellers with its magnificent beaches and pleasant temperature. The view of the coastlines of both the Pacific Ocean as well as the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed from the peak of the Irazú volcano.
This island jewel in the Indian Ocean offers sunny weather in January. The archipelago is located in the equatorial zone experiencing a temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius making it one of the best holiday getaways in the month of January. Head to Maldives to start your year holidaying in the beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs.
Tanzania as a January destination will thrill you with its safaris traversing through the jungles of Serengeti, Ruaha National Park, and other forest areas. Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, and numerous beaches of Zanzibar are among the best places to see in this African country.
Though most of Argentina is cold in January, its capital makes for a wonderful January destination for a family vacation. Experiencing temperatures mostly above 20 degrees Celsius in the first month of the year, Buenos Aires is a delightful retreat to get away from the harsh winter. The streets of La Boca, restaurants and cafes of San Telmo, Puerto Madero docks, and the à la mode bars of Palermo will certainly captivate you with their undeniable charm.
So, where are you travelling in the first month of 2019?