In the cold heart of January, when New Year’s resolutions have passed in a flash and the winter chill refuses to cease, a healthy dose of TLC is exactly what the doctor ordered.
For many, that self-care will involve a Netflix binge and mass consumption of Tim Tams. For others, the world of fitness will be a winter haven, with long jogs and kale smoothies helping you stave off SAD.
But we find that looking to the future is a much more effective strategy for keeping motivation high. And is there any better forward-looking action than booking a holiday?
With that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet to find a destination bursting with sun, culture and more good food than a medieval banquet.
And we chose (drum roll, please) Sydney!
Our reasons for choosing Sydney were manifold. Take a look below to find out more about this fantastic city.
If you’re like us, you’ll find airports about as relaxing as a shock treatment procedure during a hurricane. These aren’t locations predicated on good vibes. Instead, they’ll herd you through clinical corridors and invasive security checks as though you were unthinking cattle on your way to the chop.
That’s not the case with Sydney Airport. This international flight hub contains a sleek design that, while not relaxing per se, is easier to navigate than many of its peers.
Moreover, the airport is teeming with excellent companies, from parking experts Looking4.com to Italian pizza supremoes Bar Roma. If you’re a particularly anxious person in airports, then we’d recommend Melbourne as the perfect place to land.
There’s nothing like dreaming of a pristine beach during the freezing cold of January – and Sydney’s Bondi Beach is a fantasy come true.
The sweeping white sands of Bondi are complemented by a clean and clear ocean, a rarity for a beach situated in a highly populated city.
This is a busy beach, especially in the afternoon, so we’d recommend arriving early to find a good spot.
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House could comfortably sit amongst the wonders of the world, in terms of both its iconic stature and its place as an architectural achievement.
Shows are on most nights in the House, whether you’re looking for a classic opera or a thought provoking lecture. Ticket prices are expensive so remember to save your pennies before booking.
If having a holiday on the Rocks sounds unappealing to you, then you’ve clearly not heard of one of Sydney’s most hip areas.
The Rocks is loaded with handmade fashion outlets, hipster bars and eateries that will blow your mind. We can’t wait to pay it a visit.
That’s our list! Can you think of any other tourist hotspots in Sydney? Then let us know in the comments below!