1- Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada! You say Vegas and you know whatever happens there is not supposed to be spoken out 🙂 Why Vegas? Because the cowboys come to town in the first week of December; events include bull riding, steer wrestling and calf roping. Fire!
Melbourne, Australia proves to be a glorious haven of summer at just the time Europe is lost to wind and rain. Temperatures, cooled by sea breezes, hover at around 24C. The city has plenty of attractions and fun. You will enjoy your vacation totally!
Cape Town, South Africa with an average temperature of 20 C and its beautiful mountain, historical Robben Island, wine regions, safari, natural reserves, surfing and more will guarantee you an interesting vacation!
Havana, Cuba has an average of 8 hours of Sun per day. Hit Havana on December 17th, the date of the annual ‘Procession of Saint Lazarus’, and witness up to 50,000 pilgrims descending on the shrine of Saint Lazarus seeking his blessing. And in the evenings, discover its more fun-loving side, as the birthplace of classic rum cocktails like the mojito and the daiquiri.
5- Sri Lanka
Another Sunny land is Sri Lanka. Guess what? The average temperature is 30C. Sri Lanka is an ideal place for sun seekers. Galle offers a cocktail of British and Portuguese colonial heritage as well as beaches. Further north, the likes of rock titan Sigiriya and the hill station Nuwara Eliya are essential sights.
Now let’s winter! Have you heard of the Winter Palace? It’s an amazing one in Saint Petersburg, Russia. If you want breathtaking wintry scenery, this city is all about it. It is classic and modern at the same time!
In early December, Lyon in France is awash with light thanks to the annual Fête des Lumières. The festival dates back to 1852. The streets, parks and buildings are lit up with beautiful light displays and this year there are over 70 installations throughout the city. Wow!
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! During L’Escalade in Geneva, large chocolate cauldrons filled with marzipan sweets are smashed and then devoured by joyful celebrants. The festival is usually held on the weekend closest to the 11th December. So sweet!
Andorra is the next on the list. It one of the smallest countries in Europe, and the location is unique. Hiding among the Pyrenees mountains, this makes it THE top location in winter to go snowboarding and skiing. It has 2 official languages: French and Spanish. Nice right?
Let’s finalize our list with Edinburgh! It is still a popular tourist destination during the colder season. The taverns will keep you warm, and when the sun comes out during winter you can take really stunning photos: Edinburgh under white snow is just beautiful!