Winter comes in many façades – polar, rainy, cold, snowy or comfortably warm. It’s an exciting time to visit impressive metropolises and fascinating villages. The outdoor vibe of mountain towns – popular or lesser-known – gives you energy like nothing else. Winter sport enthusiasts will enjoy skiing down incredible slopes, dogsledding in the midst of the northern lights, touring the wild on snowmobiles, and hiking on spectacular trails. For those of you who would rather escape the cold, consider visiting Key West and relaxing on one of Florida’s best beaches, snorkeling in Bermuda, cycling in Gran Canaria, and soaking in the steamy waters of one of the planets best hot springs.