Cold weather can be invigorating to many people, but for others, it causes discomfort or, worse, depression. However, even if your reaction to the dropping temperatures isn’t as drastic as either of those, we still know you’re sorry the warm weather is almost gone until 2018.
Don’t despair, though. Even more, don’t just sit by and do nothing. Instead, get online, do a little research and find a warm-weather place you’d love to visit. Then go. It’s as simple as that. Here are some of our favorites for autumn 2017 for you to consider:
The Cayman Islands
Few tropical destinations boast both an air of exclusivity while still being wholly accessible to different kinds of travelers. That means that whether you like chill days on the beach followed by a memorable dinner with a world-class bottle of wine, or prefer adventure and a casual meal while still in your shorts and sandals, you can find it here. It is also equally suitable for a romantic couples’ getaway or a fun family-friendly excursion. From beaching and sailing to hiking and sightseeing, this island group will leave you wanting to return again and again.
Want tropical warmth, fun and friendliness in a green destination that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Then Guatemala is a great place for you to drop your bags. Featuring some of the most beautiful landscapes and beaches in Central America, this tiny nation has also become a hub for eco-touring. Whether you hang in Guatemala City or head out into the smaller towns of Peten, El Paredon or Tzununa for touring or Panajachel for birding, you’ll be in a verdant paradise.
This huge country with just 25 million citizens is having a moment. Sure, it’s been around for a long time, but perhaps never has it seemed to be firing on all cylinders as it is now. Don’t forget, also, that fall and winter in the Northern Hemisphere are spring and summer in the Southern Hemisphere, making a trip here even more perfect as it cools down in the U.S. Whether you go for the sexiness and culture of Sydney, the stately class of Melbourne or the world-class wines of the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale, you will find a new world here. Oh, and don’t forget those magical kangaroos.
Regardless of where you end up soaking up your rays, isn’t it great to know so many great destinations exist and are just a click or two away?