Living in a country that experiences harsh winters can definitely be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you get to enjoy winter activities like skiing and ice skating, which are not available in tropical countries. Plus, you get to wear cool winter fashion all season, which can be pretty dumb if you live in a country that’s sunny almost all year round. But it can be a curse too because the winter cold can be very uncomfortable. Hence, it’s not a wonder that many Westerners go to places where they can enjoy some fun in the sun.
So if you’re thinking of chasing the winter sun this December, take a look at three of the best destinations you can go to.
Of course, this is the first place to come to mind when it comes to having some fun under the sun. And why not, right? The Caribbean’s tropical climate and laid-back way of life are a welcome reprise for people who just can’t wait to get away from the cold. On top of that, there are pristine beaches that are perfect for getting a good tan and engaging in ocean adventures, including sailing, fishing, scuba diving and more. How about the price? Well, you can have a grand time for a budget of as low as $700.
Cape Town is at the top of the list if you’re thinking of going to this part of Africa. According to its official tourism website, it is a city that’s “alive with creativity, colour, sounds and taste.” It’s a melting pot where people of various ethnicities meet and converge. Hence, you’ll be astounded by the city’s natural beauty and brilliant people. At Cape Town, you can enjoy glamping in heated tents, try kiteboarding and visit museums, among many others.
If you want to experience both an exciting yet spiritual journey, then Bali is the place to be. Its natural beauty is something that you can’t see elsewhere. This island is also teeming with holy temples and ancient ruins. Here, you can have the vacation you’ve always wanted — be it lounging on the beach and drinking ice cold beer or trekking up a mountain to witness breathtaking sunsets. There’s still so many for some sunny adventure. There’s Morocco, Florida, India, Australia and many more.
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