For those who live in the colder regions of the world, winter is either fantastic or a slog. People who do enjoy the chilly season will point to the snowy fun activities that can be had, the simple pleasures of curling up with a hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire, & all the goodness of a traditional Christmas. Those who do not enjoy have their own valid points: chiefly: ‘boy, is this cold!’.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be the way. When it was forming, the earth was kind enough to divide the world up in such a way that it was always possible to visit a sunny destination regardless of how cold it was back home. Take a look at some of our favorite winter sun destinations below. And remember, they’re just a short journey away if the cold gets too much!
Africa is a stunning place to visit whatever time of the year you go, but it takes on an extra lease of life during winter, and especially during the holiday season. Visit Africa in December and you’ll sample a bit of everything: sun-filled beaches, migration of wildlife, and those all important Christmas traditions, which include singing carols and enjoying a big meal – essentially, the same things as everywhere else but with a blazing shining down outside!
The hot weather in Australia is just beginning to present as our cold season is arriving, making it an attractive option for would be sun-seekers. It’s a long way from just about everything, for sure, but once you’re there you’ll find a country brimming with excitement and fun filled activities. Take a trip to Sydney and experience Australia’s most cultural city, drive along the Gold Coast and make the most of the beautiful beaches, or take a trip into the outback. Wherever you go, you’ll have the sun on your side. There’s also one of the world’s great Christmas traditions – having a barbeque on Christmas Day!
Ah, the good ‘ol Sunshine State and my home of 25 years. There’s a reason that Florida is a go-to option for many Americans who live in cold climates. In Florida, winter is quite amazing. You’ve got the beaches of course, and the sunshine, the two staples that we’re all looking for. But then you’ve also got a lot of things to do, from theme parks to outdoor scenery to golf and more. Whether you want to just relax and soak up the sun or make the most of the light and be out exploring, Florida has you covered during the winter.
When you visit Costa Rica, you’ll be a million miles from the frigid place you call home in more ways than one.Take a trip during the northern hemisphere’s winter months and you won’t just be entering a country that has warm sunshine: you’ll also entering a country that is unlike any other. One of the most biodiverse nations on earth, Costa Rica is home to a large rainforest that houses a range of wildlife that few other places can match.