A Cure for the Common Winter
While the temperatures throughout much of the U.S. are still hitting the upper 80s, thoughts of a warm-weather getaway may be the last thing on our minds. But consider this: in a few short months, we'll be looking at things from a different point of view—feeling snowbound, rainbound, cabin-feverish and maybe even a bit winter-bluesy. Now's the time to take preventative measures.
So what's the secret for boosting your family's immunity to the cold this winter? We suggest a bit of active travel therapy—a week of biking, hiking and bonding in a balmy paradise is certain to put the color back in your cheeks and, yes, even relieve symptoms of "Video-Gamers Thumb!"
Our top pick this winter is Panama. It's chockfull of vibrant colors, sights and outdoor adventures, and home to a remarkably diverse concentration of wildlife. Not to mention the architectural wonder of that famous canal. One recent study found that kids who hiked in the cloud forest of Boquete exhibited a marked increase in spontaneous grins; those who added a shot of snorkeling in the Gulf of Chiriquí actually reversed seasonal-affective doldrums.
Of course, Panama's not the only destination the family will love: Costa Rica has also been recognized as a super source of Vitamin D, euphoria and great family memories. Or consider our other unforgettable family winter getaway to Ecuador & Galápagos.
|But don't delay: once these summer temps start to drop, our winter family escapes will fill up quickly—and much earlier for holiday dates. We encourage you to lock in your reservations now! Give our Trip Consultants a call at 800-462-2848. They're here seven days a week from 7 to 5 PT.
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Hope to see you and your gang out there this winter,
Latin America Regional Manager, with Backroads since 2001
|Backroads will transform your winter getaway into an unforgettable vacation where you and your family relax, learn and grow together.
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