Winter is an ugly and unforgiving experience for many people. Cold temperatures, snow storms, wet feet, heavy coats – picturing yourself in a shorts walking on the beach and sipping drinks seems like an impossible dream. The need to get away from the city grows.
Don’t spend another minute trying to fight the winter blues during cold dark morning. You don’t have to endure it any longer. Jump on a plane – you may be surprised how many airlines offer huge discounts this time of year – and find yourself in flip-flops, heading to a scuba diving center, for the ultimate thrilling adventure – swim with the sharks.
Some of the locations on this list fit in the “last-minute destination that will not cost you fortune” category. Experience two exciting cultures in one vacation; see the splendor of some remote, untouched and naturally beautiful beaches; go on a surprisingly thrilling whitewater rafting adventure, or consider adventurous day trips, such a catamaran cruise.
If you have some vacation days saved up, now is the time to think about escaping the winter and heading to a warm, tropical location. Choose a destination with a temperate climate and you can spend your days working off any extra “Christmas cheer” weight by hiking, swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling.