To get out of the winter greyness, here are 10 possible destinations that will ensure you sunshine and change of scenery!
1. Western Canada
What’s better than visiting exotic countries without having to exchange your currency! The Western is full of opportunities for adventure and exploration. Whether in Banff, Whistler or Jasper, the Rockies and mesmerizing lakes will delight you!
2. Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the dry season takes place from December to April, the most pleasant time to discover this Central American country. Costa Rica is above all a paradise of nature and beautiful landscapes that offer volcanoes, tropical forests, beaches, and diverse wildlife.
Whether in Havana or Varadero the winter conditions in Cuba are ideal. Today very present in the news because of the end of the embargo, this island has many assets in its sleeve to make itself known: its music, its beaches, and its forests, its mixed architecture and its smiling population.
4. The Whitsunday Islands, Australia
It is between November and March that temperatures are the most pleasant to visit Australia and The Whitsunday Islands, between 20 ° C and 30 ° C. Whitsundays sailing adventures are popular for holiday goers that want to explore the 74 different islands that make up the Whitsundays. You can snorkel, swim, hike, sail, or just lay on the beach in an exotic tropical location. Not only will meet all the wonderful, crazy and unique animals native to Australia, but the Australian people are also known to be kind, easy-going and optimistic so you’re never far away from a conversation or new friend.
5. Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New England’s flagship city, Boston is the historic cradle of the United States. This endearing and very pleasant city, with a very American Downtown, but also beautiful vestiges of the colonial city still lit by picturesque gas streetlamps, has a less harsh climate than one might think. When the snow comes in the holiday season, this historic city takes on a magical aspect!
6. Hong Kong, China
While many cities in China become very cold in winter, Hong Kong, further south, has warmer temperatures. This is the best time to discover this city of more than 7 million inhabitants. Undergoing both Eastern and Western influences, the city has various tourist attractions. It is also at the beginning of February that will take place this year the Chinese New Year.
The winter in Portugal is a very pleasant season, the sun is often present in all the country and the temperatures rarely descending below 10 ºC. This season in Portugal looks like spring and sunglasses are always useful. Do not miss to discover Porto, Lisbon, the Douro Valley, Madeira, and the Algarve.
8. Arizona, United States
Although temperatures are relatively cool in winter, Arizona can still be visited at this time of year. This allows discovering the multiple national parks without collapsing under the heat. Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest National Park, and Saguaro National Park are a must. While in Arizona the perfect place to stay is Vee Quiva. It is a home away from home for Tourist
Located in the southern hemisphere, a large part of Patagonia experiences mild temperatures all year round, especially in the East, where hikes are very pleasant between November and March. The ideal time to visit the whole country is in October-November or March-April, thus avoiding the extreme heat of the north and the harsh cold of the south.
10. Gaspésie, Quebec
If you want to escape without leaving the Belle Province, head to the Gaspésie which offers breathtaking winter landscapes! The Gaspésie in winter is an exotic setting of sea and mountains and the warmth of a genuine Gaspesian welcome. Visit Chic-Chocs for plenty of powder to practice your favorite sliding sports!