Feeling a bit… bah humbug?

If you’ve had enough of the Christmas cheer and want to escape the hustle and bustle of shoppers and merrymakers, here are some ideas for you to enjoy the festive season in a different style.

Cruise into Christmas

Want to get away from the crowds? There’s no better place to do it, than in the middle of the ocean. Why not consider a cruise this holiday season and sail out into the blue waters of the South Pacific or the Caribbean? Christmas cruises give you the chance to explore some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, and are jam-packed with activities for the young and old. Or if you prefer, you can just sit back and relax on deck — so you’re refreshed and reinvigorated for the New Year.

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

If you’re longing to hear sleighbells ring in the snow, you might think about heading north this year. You don’t have to go as far as the North Pole — there are plenty of destinations across Europe and North America where you can experience a snow-filled Christmas, complete with treetops glistening. And for the truly adventurous, why not brave the freezing cold in Russia — where temperatures can drop to –50 degrees Celsius!

Christmas in the tropics

Don’t fancy the colder climes this Christmas? Then why not find a little slice of paradise and pass the days sipping mojitos on the beach. And of course, you don’t need to go all the way to the Caribbean for that pleasure — you can find it right here on our doorstep. Head to Queensland’s sparkling coastline, or further north to the tropics, for well earned rest and relaxation over the holiday season.

Lend a helping hand

Maybe you’re away from your loved ones this year, or just have some time to spare — why not put it to good use by making Christmas a little brighter for those who are less fortunate? After all, Christmas is the time for giving, and there are plenty of ways you can give your time. Many worthy organisations are looking for volunteers at this time of year — you could help serving meals to the homeless, visit the elderly or put a smile on a sick child’s face.

Need more ideas?

If you want to know how to make your finances go further this Christmas, make a time to speak with Victoria — who loves nothing better than making a plan to make sure that holiday dream actually happens!

This information has been prepared by GWM Adviser Services Limited ABN 96 002 071 749 AFSL 230692, a National Australia Group Company, 105-153 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia.