Travelers inspired by images from the Sochi games or longing for snow-capped peaks will find a dream winter vacation in reach, even when booking late in the season, through boutique vacation home rental website Vacations-Abroad.com. Vacations-Abroad
January 31, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Travelers inspired by images from the Sochi games or longing for snow-capped peaks will find a dream winter vacation in reach, even when booking late in the season, through boutique vacation home rental website Vacations-Abroad.com. With snow on the ground somewhere in the world almost year around, there are ample opportunities for discerning travelers to immerse themselves in a variety of cultures and sports in idyllic winter wonderlands.
Vacations-Abroad.com offers a portal directly to homeowners offering short-term vacation rentals in some of the world's most desirable and exotic destinations. By booking directly with homeowners, travelers can bypass strict commission-oriented websites to enjoy a holiday with an authentic cultural experience.
"By reserving a home in one of Vacations-Abroad.com unique locations, travelers can transform a standard ski holiday into an adventure filled with cultural experiences when off the slopes," said says Linda Jenkins, CEO of Vacations-Abroad.com. "We aim to help travelers get off the beaten path, take a real brake from their everyday life and experience the flavors of a new city through staying in a personal home."
From the European Alps to North America's Rocky Mountains and the Andes of South America, Vacations-Abroad.com connects travelers to snow-covered properties waiting to serve as home base for a winter (or summer) adventure.
While staying in Zermatt, Switzerland, travelers wake up to a view of the world-renown Matterhorn summit, the most photographed mountain in the world. Day excursions may include skiing, tobogganing or learning the sport of curling before visiting the Ice Palace or exploring Switzerland's rich and delicious history in cheese making. Evenings offer guests a choice of a quiet night enjoying a beautifully appointed home or a night on the town.
Guests will find a variety of lodging from small apartments to condos and grand chalets when booking in the Canadian resort region of Mount Tremblant situated between Ottawa and Montreal. A winter vacation to the French speaking Province of Quebec is an ideal destination for both families and adults with a unique variety of winter sport activities including dog sledding and a snowshoe and fondue tour.
In Whistler, Canada; guests have a variety of lodging choices from a log-cabin styled condo to the Lorimer Ridge Lodge, a chalet large enough to host groups. Travelers can experience the thrill of the winter games as they tour Whistler Olympic Park and venues that hosted the world just four years ago. For the non-sporting visitor, Whistler boosts fine dining, shopping, spas, and nightlife.
As "Ski Town South America" Bariloche, Argentina welcomes skiers who prefer snow over sand in the summer. Vacations-Abroad.com connects travelers with owners of apartments, condos and homes nestled in the foothills of the Andes on Lake Nahueli Huapi. When not on the slopes, travelers can visit the local artist market to see jewelry and crafts by the native Mapuche people.
Since 2000, Vacations-Abroad.com has given travelers an opportunity to immerse in local culture by connecting private homeowners with guests for short-term rentals bypassing commission only websites. Guests can choose from a wide range of lodging options from apartments, condos, private homes and estates to small hotels in some of the most desirable locations worldwide. With more than 800 properties in 73 countries, Vacations-abroad.com focuses on authentic holiday and vacation rentals in unique and exotic locations around the globe.