There is something about magical about leaving the Northern Hemisphere in the dead of winter to escape to a warmer climate. While packing your swimsuit and beach towel can feel a bit odd, the moment you get to the airport, you’re bound to be hit with an overwhelming feeling of joy.
You get to miss the storms, the shoveling, the shivering, and more. Plus, plan it right and you don’t need to miss out on the holidays with family. Take advantage of those airline miles and get going. One of the best spots for trying out this strategy in South America, specifically Argentina. Its temperatures this time of year reach the high 80s and 90s due to its proximity to the equator.
While in South America, learn to tango from the locals and eat some delicious dulce de leche treats. Also, take in the Mendoza wine region for some excellent Malbec. Check out Chile and Uruguay as well on your adventure through South America.
If you’re less of a cultural explorer and more of a beach lounger, there are many warm islands that are extremely welcoming during our winter months. Consider escaping to a place known for escape, the Grand Cayman Island, or visit St. Martin / San Marteen for a two-country visit in one. If you’re up for adventure sports in a beach setting, Turks and Caicos and Maui are your best bets.
Another toasty spot to flee winter is St. Lucia. If you go, you must check out Jade Mountain Resort. Its infinity pools and rooms that are practically carved mountain-side will leave you never wanting to go back.