Where To Escape In Winter Time

Escaping the Cold Winter Weather 101

Wanting to get away and skip winter in its entirety is very common. Luckily, there are places in the world where it stays warm and sunny all year round. Plan your next vacation by escaping brrr-months and diving into the sun with these 5 beautiful hot spots.

 

  • Explore Ancient Temples: Bangkok, Thailand

A city with infinite layers to be explored, Bangkok is actually considered the hottest big city on earth. Explore their history and be ‘templed out’ with ancient temples like Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Saket, and many more. A city rich in culture is always a plus, soak it in and check out their royal palaces and museums, as well as their vibrant street life.

 


 

What to eat: Thai food is known for its profusion of exotic flavors and aromas. Make sure to try their local dishes like Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodles), and Tom Kha Gai (chicken in coconut soup)

 

Where to stay:

AriyasomVilla                                                               Oriental Residence Bangkok
 

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok                                           The Peninsula Bangkok
 

The Siam

 

  • Climb a Mountain: Blue Mountains, Australia

When winter comes to greet all of us; things are just heating up Down Under. Once you have enjoyed Sydney’s urban attractions, make time to explore the Blue Mountain region – home to densely forested peaks, lush gardens and dozens of hiking trails. The most famous attraction is the Three Sisters, a spectacular sandstone rock formation.

 

What to eat: Australian dishes are not as distinctive as other cultures, but here are a few you must try! Pavlova, Meat Pie, and their traditional Aussie Sausage Sizzle

 

Where to stay: , , , ,

Park Hyatt Sydney                                                      1888 Hotel
 

Fraser Suites Sydney                                                   Medusa Hotel
 

Four Seasons Sydney

 

  • Go Hiking in a Rain Forest: Costa Rica

The winter months mark Costa Rica's dry season; which makes it the perfect spot for winter escapes! Whether you choose the upscale beach resorts, the laid-back vibes of its locals, or the adventure of the country’s vibrant forests and diverse wildlife, Costa Rica has it all. It is also environmentally-friendly for those seeking a peace-loving tourist spot.

 

 

What to eat: Costa Rican food is a mixture of many Latin American flavors. Here are the dishes you need to keep an eye out for – Rondon (spicy coconut soup), Picadillo (sautéed vegetables with ground meat),  Gallo Pinto (rice and beans)

 

Where to stay:

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica                                   Hotel Arenal Kioro
 

JW Marriot Guanacaste Resort and Spa                         Tabacón Grand Thermal Resort & Spa
 

Westin Resort and Spa

 

  • Do the Tango: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wintertime is the height of the sultry summer season in Buenos Aires. Strap on your dancing shoes at a Milonga – a place where the tango is danced – and indulge in the steamy strut. Explore the metropolis which looks a bit identical to Europe, but with a Latin twist. Buenos Aires is definitely one of a kind, beautiful, and a place you will fall in love with!

 


 

What to eat: Their cuisine is a blend of cultural flavors of indigenous and Mediterranean influences. Do not leave Argentina without trying Asado (barbecue), Provoleta (grilled cheese), and Dulce de Leche (milk jam)

 
 

Where to stay:

CasaCalma Hotel                                                         Mio Buenos Aires
 

Hub Porteño                                                                 Legado Mitico
 
 

  • Hit the Beach: Bahamas

The Bahamas is a fantastic option for a winter getaway destination if what you are looking for is long stretches of stunning beaches. Sail away around the Abacos’ Loyalist Cays, dive the blue holes of Andros, kayak the 365 Exuma Cays, and check out Eleuthera’s pink sand beaches. Get ready to toss your schedule to the breeze and soak up the sun.

 

 
 

What to eat: Bahamian food is an eclectic combination of Southern American and Caribbean spice. Try out these traditional Bahamian seafood dishes – Bahamian stew fish, baked crab, and rock lobsters.

 


 

Where to stay:

One&Only Ocean Club                                                 Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
 

The Cove Atlantis                                                         The Cove Eleuthera
 

Fowl Cay Resort

 

 

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