They say the grass is always greener on the other side, and while that is often an illusion, sometimes it simply is true—at least for half the year. While much of the world is turning brown and cold during the six months of autumn and winter, the grass actually is greener in certain beautiful locations around the world.
This is all a way of saying that you don’t have to settle for uninterrupted cold weather from fall to spring. Instead, book a delicious escape to a year-round destination and thaw, and then tan, your way to bliss.
Here are three of our favorites of fall 2017:
This tropical British Overseas Territory paradise in the Caribbean is the perfect place to escape the cold weather any time of the year. With white-sand beaches giving way to azure-blue waters, this island chain offers every water sport imaginable, as well as exotic submarine excursions, dazzling sunsets, outstanding dining and historic sightseeing. It is family friendly and offers perfect weather year-round. What more could you want?
No discussion of winter destinations would be complete without a study of Australia. This giant land is nearly the size of the U.S. yet has just one tenth of our population. It also boasts the world-class, international cities of Melbourne and Sydney, the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast and nearby Brisbane, its otherworldly Outback and some of the most prolific, celebrated wine regions in the world. It would take months to truly see the country in its entirety, but you can start now.
This diverse country on South America’s Western Coast has it all, whether you’re looking for amazing beaches, cutting-edge dining and nightlife, world-class wine or breathtaking outdoor adventure. This is due in large part to the country’s shape: long and narrow from north to south, with almost 4,000 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, from mid-South America to the southern tip of Patagonia. Consequently, it offers a vast array of climates and geographies. Still, no single point is far from the ocean nor from interior mountains. The capital, Santiago, lies in a valley and boasts some of the most innovative cuisine in South America, and numerous outstanding wine regions lie not far from it, to the north and south.
So don’t delay and let the cold weather take your spirits down a notch. Plan a trip now and ensure you’ll find the warmth you need this winter.