If you’re in the United States, chances are you’re slightly cold. Even if you’re not, post-holiday winter isn’t exactly the season of revelry; it’s mostly repenting for the turkey-and-wine bender we had at the end of the year. But summer, with its long days, warm nights, and whimsical vibe, is all about relaxing and enjoying life. And guess what? It’s summer somewhere—in the Southern Hemisphere. Here are five of our favorite places to escape the dreary winter and travel to summertime.
1. Sydney, Australia (pictured above)
Surf, sun, great coffee, great music—what more could you want from a winter getaway? Sydney offers all that and far more, with many neighborhoods to explore and seaside urban hiking trails.
There’s so much more to this city than tango. Experience the hip culture through art galleries and nightclubs. Get ready for one of the best steak dinners of your life—possibly eaten alfresco.
If you love adventure sports, stunning natural beauty, and world-class wine, New Zealand is the place for you—specifically Marlborough, which is famous for its sauvignon blanc. Because what’s better than a cold glass of crisp white wine on a hot summer night?
I mean, it technically is summer in Antarctica. The best way to get there? By cruise. But be careful. . . you may see some ghosts.