The long and gloomy days of winter can really take a toll on the mind and body. For an extra dose of Vitamin D and a brief respite of warmth, head to these hot destinations to experience some of the best of winter’s sunshine.
Just a short plane ride stands between you and endless consecutive days of sun and tequila. Instead of staying at some of the coast’s biggest resorts, opt for a smaller town for a more authentic experience and possibly a private beach.
Slightly further south but worlds away is Colombia, where tropical rainforests don’t stand in the way of hours upon hours of sunshine.
When it’s winter where you are, why not fly to summer in a matter of hours? Granted, South Africa is more than just a few hours away, but the brilliant coastline and sparkling sands can warm the body and soul.
Before the rainy season hits full swing in April, catch your last chance for dry-season delight in Southeast Asia. Boat rides and cycling along the coast are ideal outdoor activities in this warm and humid locale.
If you can’t afford an international getaway, there’s nothing wrong with jetting off to Los Angeles or San Diego for a long weekend of shorts-wearing weather. Though it may be too cold for swimming in the Pacific, the sight and smell of the ocean will invigorate the soul with summer vibes.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.