Some people will open a map of the world when they are trying to decide where to go on vacation. Once they choose an area, such a Europe, Africa or Asia or maybe Canada, they then narrow there choices by doing some research to find what special events or festivals will be taking place. A trip to Japan in the Spring is when you can take part in the Cherry Blossom festival.
If you made plans to go to Europe during the winter months, make sure you have good protection and coverage if you are driving (I had www.insureagogo.co.uk/ to help me with that). Those who love to ski can book their stay at a ski resort and experience new slopes. Skiing in France will take you to the French Alps which are diverse and often referred to as being legendary. Chamonix is one of the better known villages for skiing and for high altitude alp skiing, you can find out more about Les Arcs or Val Thorens.
Knowing all about where you will go can only increase your knowledge of that area, making your trip more enjoyable. Reading online what others have said about that destination you want to visit will help you decide if it is right for you or not. Wherever in the world you want to go, be sure to educate yourself first so you are not taken by surprise later.