Instead of spending your winter vacation skiing on a mountain or hiding behind layers of clothes and cups of hot chocolate, what if you could spend it in a bathing suit with an ocean view, catching some rays? If you want to escape the bitter cold of winter, take a trip to one of the many countries in the Southern Hemisphere.
Earth’s Southern Hemisphere is just now approaching summer while the Northern Hemisphere is bracing for winter. And although the idea of a white, snowy holiday can seem magical, shoveling the snow or trekking through slush the next morning won’t be. Instead, imagine waking up by a beach in Bali enjoying a hike through the vibrant landscape of New Zealand, or snorkeling in Kenya. In case you’re thinking of booking a last-minute trip to a warmer city during the coming winter months, here’s your guide for the 10 best Southern Hemisphere destinations where it will soon be summer.