Snowboarding and adventuring through amazing mountain towns are just a few of the great activities unique to winter weather. But that doesn’t mean the frigid season doesn’t have its downsides. Flu season is in full effect, freezing weather can be harsh on your skin and, well, it’s just plain cold.
So while it might not be the best office etiquette, here are 65 beautiful photos to scroll through that will help you forget how cold you are.
Made up of 700 islands, the Bahamas is definitely one place you need to visit in your lifetime. Picture relaxing on the white sand as the blue water brushes against your feet.
Don’t get caught staring too long at these breathtaking sceneries. This remote island has golden sands and tall palm trees, perfect for a winter escape.
This picture will make you want to pick up some coconut water from the grocery store to pretend you’re relaxing on the sandy beaches.
Why let the turtles soak up all the sun? This island off Ecuador’s coast offers white sand beaches that melt into turquoise water.
Anguilla has some of the most gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean. Find yourself on a sunny patch of sand perfect for walking, soaking up rays, and of course, swimming.
One of the absolute best beach escapes for the winter, flamingos love it in Aruba and so will you.
Australia offers classically relaxing images like roaring waterfalls, but there are also some of the world’s strangest natural wonders like the Twelve Apostles and awe-inspiring pink lakes.
If you’re tired of the cold, absorb the warmth radiating off an image of Bali. The tropical climate of this surfer’s paradise stays year-round. Other than having great beaches, Bali is well-known for its many awe-inspiring places of worship.
Barbados is the birthplace of rum and home to the oldest rum export in the world. While you’re at home sipping on your tea, this photo will have you daydreaming about sleeping on a hammock with your favorite cocktail.
Belize’s Great Blue Hole looks like the perfect diving spot. Its large size and beauty make it one of the most mysterious places in the entire world.
This romantic island is one of the best honeymoon destinations. If that doesn’t warm your heart, what will?
Visiting Maui may not be an option for you right now, but that shouldn’t stop you from imagining the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from a vantage point in Haleakala National Park.
This pristine collection of islands in the Caribbean has all the tropical adventures — from snorkeling to surfing — that will make you forget about the cold. These islands are also among the top travel destinations for 2020.
There’s more than just lazing at the beach — picture yourself swimming right next to tropical fish in the aquamarine sea.
If you’re looking for an escape from one of the coldest cities in the world, this picture of the Canary Islands may give you temporary warmth.
Not only is Cancun a prime spring break spot, but it’s also an insanely affordable warm-weather winter destination. Strolling down the beach or exploring the mystical Mayan ruins sounds better than shoveling snow.
One adventurous option in the Caymans is to swim alongside stingrays at Stingray City on Grand Cayman, home to one of the best island beaches for swimming and snorkeling.
While looking at this picture of the charming island of Cebu, try not to get lost in the beauty of the metropolitan area full of shopping malls, casinos and beaches.
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The culture of Mexico is exciting and colorful. You won’t miss the cold while scrolling through pictures of the lush mountains and illuminating lagoons.
The gorgeous Cook Islands lie between New Zealand and Hawaii as some of the most stunning remote islands in the world with clear turquoise lagoons.
Hate the cold? No problem. This Dutch Caribbean island is where it feels like summer all the time. You’ll be happy to step away from the cold harsh weather as you dive deep into this photo of the clear blue waters.
You might need a fan from looking at this picture of the Dominican Republic's hidden beauty. Bayahibe Beach is one of the most underrated tourist spots in the world.
From swimming in the underwater caves to seeing the world’s largest active volcano, this South Pacific island will make you forget what the weather is like outside.
Not only can you look at the delicate cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring, but this paradise island offers surfers crystal clear water to catch a wave and gives divers an up-close view of the plentiful marine life — from dolphins to turtles.
This South Pacific island has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It also is one of the ideal diving destinations to get a glimpse of the world’s stunning and colorful coral reefs.
Looking at this photo will have you thinking about the best time to visit a warm-weather destination. Grenada has relaxing hiking trails or intense water sports for any adrenaline junkie.
Located in the western Pacific, Guam is one of the gorgeous island vacations you don’t need a passport for. Since it lies near the equator, expect year-round tropical weather.
Take a daydream trip to explore rainforests or view one of the many natural wonders of this destination known as a celebrity vacation hotspot.
From national parks to wonderful beaches, there are countless things to do in this warm-weather destination.
Bermuda is a once-popular island vacation spot that needs to make a comeback. The beaches are Instagram-worthy with blush pink sand and clear blue waters.
This U.S. island city located in the southernmost part of the Sunshine State is excellent for snorkeling and diving, and hosts one of the best food festivals in America.
The beautiful and, you guessed it, warm Lalomanu Beach of Samoa offers white sands and a blue, blue ocean.
Just looking at this picture of Lamu Island — with its endless beaches and lively town — might have you planning your next romantic adventure.
Tired of freezing temperatures? It might be the best time to go on a cruise to this great French island.
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Extreme winter phenomenons are no problem for this sunny Mediterranean island. With its mild winter temperatures, you won’t have to worry about freezing from doing outdoor activities like biking or hiking.
Not only is this small island a great spot for scuba diving to see breathtaking coral reefs, but it is also a prime spot to witness a variety of marine life. Mnemba Island is an important breeding ground for green sea turtles, and dolphins and whale sharks also frequent the area. Make sure this sunny island is on your travel bucket list.
Montego Bay is great for unwinding on the sandy beaches underneath the clear blue sky or enjoying a nice cold beer with one of the locals at a wide array of bars and eateries.
Puka Beach offers tourists and locals a magnificent white sand beachscape where they can shop for souvenirs or eat fresh seafood from some great seafood shacks.
One summer adventure you should probably start planning now is to Mozambique, located on the southeastern side of Africa. Enjoy the gorgeous coast of the Indian Ocean by going on a sunset cruise, horseback riding or on a dolphin tour.
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This American Samoan city where the weather is always tropical offers remarkable scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and majestic mountains.
The powdery white sand beaches are surrounded by clear waters, making them an ideal spot for snorkeling and sailing. Imagine sipping on Malaysia’s local tea, teh tarik, instead of that bland coffee.
This island is a hotspot for tourists looking for exciting activities under the sun. Since it's a large island, there are many beaches to take a stroll on as well as fascinating historical architecture that will make you feel as if you’re stuck in time.
If you’re not a big fan of cold weather, Playa Venao has plenty of beaches for a day of relaxation and listening to the sound of the waves. It might even be the perfect place for you to visit after you retire.
This remote island in the Pacific Ocean has pink sand beaches, windswept grasslands and of course, its most famous landmark — the moai statues.
When thinking about exploring coral reefs and lagoons, just looking at this mystical destination will take your mind off the freezing weather.
The beaches of Ibiza are ideal for sunbathing and swimming along the island’s coastline. But before you buy your plane ticket, you should look into ways to save your money.
Outside of the beautiful beaches, there are captivating museums to explore and tasty foods to try. And if you love Mardi Gras, you need to see witness Rio De Janeiro's Carnival.
One of the best destinations for snorkeling and diving, Riviera Maya has an extensive coral reef that lies near the shore, along with a vast variety of marine life. And there are also relaxing spa resorts that are worth the splurge.
When you’re trapped inside by the snow, just imagine yourself in a luxurious beachfront hotel looking out on the sea. Considering you don’t need a passport to travel to San Juan, it can make the perfect last-minute spring vacation.
From stunning scenery to relaxing resorts, Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist regions. Besides the beaches, this region is well-known for its loud waterfalls that flow into the Caribbean Sea, making it a popular tourist attraction.
As one of Guatemala’s hidden gems, this area is filled with many natural pools, caves and waterfalls that tourists will find breathtaking.
The climate in Seychelles is generally warm and doesn’t reach extreme hot or cold temperatures. There’s no need to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold weather.
The beaches of these sister islands are well-known for their pink and white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear water and coral reefs.
This island welcomes people to come and get refreshed by its laid-back weather. It’s the perfect vacation for anyone suffering from burnout.
It may be the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, but there’s more than enough to enjoy while visiting. There’s hiking at one of the national parks or seemingly endless sunshine on the crystal sand beaches.
Picture yourself at one of the most spectacular hotels on the island, indulging in authentic island cuisines, volcanic mud baths and the white sandy beach.
This photo will make you want to take a nap on the fine sand beaches or swim through the warm waters.
Be engulfed by the sun and warm waters in the Maldives. From a thrilling adventure in the blue ocean to enjoying a quiet evening at a historic restaurant.
Turks and Caicos Islands was named the most romantic destination in the Caribbean, so this is an ideal trip for you and your partner.
The unforgettable view of the clear blue waters might make you want to book a spring vacation here.
One of the offshore islands of Puerto Rico, Vieques has breathtaking scenic roads and colorful towns that are worth touring.
This coastal town doesn’t have to worry about the cold when it has gorgeous beaches and a front-row view of the Pacific Ocean.
Lazing around on the coastline of East Africa sounds like a dream if you’re stuck in a stuffy office. Imagine the sun beaming on your skin and the cool breeze blowing through your hair. Want to see more places worth a trip? How about these movie locations you can actually visit?
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