Is your January feeling a little bit flat? All too often it can seem like there's nothing in the calendar between Hogmanay and Easter but dusty tumbleweed.
But since life is for living the whole twelve months, we think that a January getaway should be an essential start to any year.
And if you need a little bit of persuasion, then here are five good reasons to escape to the gorgeous Scottish Borders...
1. It's a fantastic way to kickstart the year
Want your next 12 months to be filled with new adventures, special experiences and a sprinkle of self-indulgence? Then you have to prove to yourself that you're serious about living life to the fullest.
And the best way to do that? By booking a scenic escape as soon as you can, of course...
2. You can enjoy the sparkling scenery
Winter is stunning in the Scottish Borders. No really, it is. So many people restrict their getaways away to spring, summer and autumn, but the fact is that the colder months are often the most glorious of all.
Rivers twinkling with frost, robins twittering in fir trees, exhilarating walks through snow-carpeted forests — it's all there waiting for you. And of course, after exploring you can enjoy a warming dram in a country pub or a hot chocolate in a cosy cafe.
All you need to do is pack a woolly hat and you're set to go...
3. You can snap up seriously amazing bargains
The Borders is filled with fantastic shops and boutiques, including in Peebles, Hawick and Jedburgh. And as January is sales time, there's absolutely nothing stopping you from going on a bit of shopping spree.
So if you want to stock up on cashmere jumpers, tweed accessories, craft jewellery, luxury candles or artisan chocolates, then now would be the time to go a little bit wild...
4. You can find some peace and quiet
It's nice to visit tourist sights on warm and sunny days. But it's equally nice to have a little bit of seclusion and serenity away from all the crowds too.
In January, local visitor attractions are a whole lot quieter, so you and your family could have that river walk or historic house all to yourself. This means that you can relax, breathe in the tranquillity and really appreciate what's special about the place you are visiting. Bliss.
5. You can get super cosy
Of course, January escapes aren't just about the great outdoors. Winter is also the perfect time to "coorie in" with your loved ones.
Whether it's a family game of Monopoly, getting lost in a good book or drinking fizz beneath the stars in a hot tub, this is the time to totally spoil yourself while enjoying a wee change of scene. After all, if you're going to hibernate, then you might as well do it in style...
Why not enjoy winter scenery by day and toasty comforts by night in a luxury Airhouses self-catering lodge near Lauder? Your own private hot tub is included, naturally.
5 Self Catering "5 Star" Luxury Lodges each with their own Hot Tub in Scotland, close to Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders offering you peace, tranquillity and a place to escape to in the heart of beautiful Scotland.