Many of us in the US have been impacted by varying degrees of inclement weather. Dozens of cities from Maine to Kansas to Texas and the Deep South have had one of the ten coldest Novembers on record. Forty-nine of the fifty states had snow in 2018 and it wasn’t even technically winter yet. The artic cold eruption in January 2019 has set a record as the coldest in parts of the upper Midwest since the 1990s, breaking multiple records and topping old records by creating wind chills as cold as 60 degrees below zero. As some people coin it the “Polar Vortex,” it has triggered artic temperatures that shutdown cities, power outages, flight cancellations, etc. This year has been a bit odd as the Las Vegas strip even saw up to two inches of snow for the first time in a decade.
This has all come even after Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on February 2, 2019. According to folklore, since the groundhog did not see his shadow that means spring would arrive early. Contrary to belief, many of us are craving for Spring-like weather to begin warming up in preparation for Summer. Thankfully, there are many destinations around the world in the Northern and Southern hemisphere experiencing warm and hot temperatures. The best way to fight off cabin fever and those winter blues is to book a trip to a beautiful, warm destination.
During December to March there are some beautiful destinations to get over those winter blues such as: any of the Caribbean, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, South Africa, Senegal, and Mauritius to name a few. These locations boast warm weather and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy what each destination has to offer.
The Caribbean islands are scattered in the Caribbean Sea and comprised of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. The climate is tropical and the temperature tends to stay in the mid-70s to the 80s during the winter months. The water is typically warm and ideal for swimming, water sports, laying out on the beach, or enjoying the outdoors.
Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, and Mauritius are all in the Southern hemisphere and enjoy warm temperatures from the low to high 80s. All three locales have beautiful beaches, amazing ecosystems, and beautiful people who are proud of their cultures. You will never get bored in any of these countries. Rio is known for Carnival, Bossa Nova, Samba, and some of the world’s most famous beaches. South Africa is known for its award-winning winelands and cuisine, it is also home to some of the most beautiful coastline, national parks and many notable South Africans such as Shaka Zulu, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Steve Biko, and countless others. Mauritius is a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coastline. Located in the Indian ocean it is known for cane sugar, beaches, rum, and is the home of the now extinct Dodo bird.
Dubai is a beautiful country of the Middle East known for its opulence and ultra-modern tall buildings. Nicknamed the “City of Gold” Dubai boasts the famous Gold Souk located in the commercial business district in Deira. The souk consists of over 250 gold shops to choose beautiful gold jewelry measuring in purity from 18kt to 24kt gold. Dubai has two temperatures hot and hotter, however, in December the highs tend to average around 79 degrees.
Senegal is a country on the west coast of Africa and during December has perfect temperatures in the low 80s. Senegal is a country with tremendous history and talented artisans. Senegal has beautiful people who wear some of the most colorful and exquisite textiles. Senegal has many sights to see with vibrant markets and a rich musical culture.
As you can see there are many beautiful places to visit to get away from all the cold and ice blanketing the US this winter. If you are needing to get away, check out these destinations as a reprieve from the humdrum of winter. Remember Ketour can help you with your next travel destination by visiting https://discover.ketourtravel.com/ to purchase airfare, hotel, transfers, activities and holiday packages. Do not forget to subscribe to the newsletter, follow Ketour on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit Ketour Travel’s website (https://ketourtravel.com) read the blogs and updates on current and future trips.