To banish the winter doldrums, make your way to the Smoky Mountains. Many hotels in Gatlinburg TN offer reduce prices in winter, so a mountain vacation is more affordable than ever. Why feel stagnated and depressed when you could be active in nature? The trails are beautiful in winter, if you bring the right clothes and a granola bar or two. A thermos with warm tea will also help you make the most of your time in the National Park.
Since birds are actively seeking berries right now and most leaves are gone, bird watching is easier now than in the summer. Birds desperately look for food and put a lot of their caution away, getting closer to people and situations they would not normally approach. Do not feel the wildlife. But feel free to observe their habits.