Chase the winter sun to these fun destinations

It has started to get colder in the Northern hemisphere, and it won’t be long before winter arrives. While some people love the colder months, others can’t stand it. Fortunately, the whole world doesn’t experience winter at the same time. Even countries where it’s technically winter can have very mild weather, which is more pleasant than what you might get at home. If you want to escape to somewhere sunny for a little while, you should make like a bird and fly south. You don’t have to go far, with sun to be found in places like the Canary Islands. However, you can also go on an adventure to Australia or another destination in the Southern Hemisphere. These are some of the best places to visit.

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Lanzarote might not be the largest of the Canary Islands, but it’s one of the most popular. In the past, it hasn’t had the best reputation. But today, it offers holidays for a wide range of people. If you like partying, you’ll definitely find lots of fun on the island. Ditto if you enjoy spending time on the beach or lounging by the pool. You’ll find great deals at resorts if you’re looking to holiday on a budget. But there’s more to explore too, including beautiful landscapes and luxury properties.


Mexico’s beaches are the perfect winter sun escape, and the cities can be great to visit too. Playa del Carmen is a popular location, just south of Cancun. With amazing weather from November to April, it’s the ideal place to get some sun in the winter or spring. It used to be a small fishing village, but now receives lots of tourism. You can find out more info on the town online to decide if it’s right for you. Of course, there are many other destinations in Mexico you might enjoy.


Australia might not be the closest of destinations for some winter sun. However, it only takes a day to get there. It’s also one of the best places in the Southern Hemisphere to visit if you want to enjoy the summer. Australia is huge, so you have a great choice of places to visit. You might choose the popular city of Sydney, or perhaps Melbourne or Adelaide. You could head west to Perth, north to Cairns, or down to wild Tasmania. You can go for city living or explore the outback.

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Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for no reason. The temperature stays warm through the year, although some times are better to visit than others. You don’t want to arrive in hurricane season. Florida has huge amounts of coastline, more than any state apart from one. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend time on the beach, Florida is where you should be. You might enjoy cities like Miami, where you can experience urban life and head to the beach every day too.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde, off the west coast of Senegal, has become a popular destination for winter sun. If you think it seems far away, it’s just another hour from the Canary Islands. If you head there during the winter, you’ll get pleasant weather every day. You can enjoy water sports, lounge on the beach, or explore the local food and culture. Cape Verde is home to many expats too, although not everyone wants to be there all year.


The Caribbean islands have a lot to offer, with a diverse range of cultures and landscapes. Barbados has always been a popular choice, and it’s an ideal place for some winter sun. Plenty of people own holiday homes on the island so that they can escape every winter. For a comfortable trip, you can stay in a luxury beach resort. However, there’s no need to stick to the holiday complexes. For a real picture of the island, make sure you explore


More and more people are choosing to visit Dubai for their winter holiday. It’s not for everyone, but those who are attracted to it really enjoy it. Dubai is full of glitz and glamour, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot to be treated like a VIP. While you can spend ridiculous amounts of money on your holiday, you can also get some incredible deals. A trip to Dubai can easily be done on a budget, and there’s plenty to see and do. You can enjoy a family holiday or spend your time in fashionable bars.

If you can’t stand the cold in the winter, you have a great choice of places to stay warm. In fact, you can get better weather than you might find during the whole year at home.

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