It’s Summertime Somewhere

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Ok guys, I think we can all agree that it’s getting pretty nippy out there. I was extremely sad when I was packing away my summer dresses and flip-flops and dragging out the boots and sweater dresses. No more beaches, fruity drinks or suntan lotion.

Then I got to thinking that just because it’s winter in the United States doesn’t mean it’s winter everywhere. Here is a round-up of places across the globe where people are enjoying their summers whilst we shiver away. Feel free to join them. Who says that you have to wait for summer to come to you?

South America

While those of us in North America are trying to stay warm those in South America are catching rays as it’s officially summertime. My two personal faves are Brazil and Argentina.

Head over to Rio de Janeiro and sip coconut water on Ipanema Beach or go further North to my absolute favorite city, Recife. Wherever you choose, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you can leave your jacket at home. For a more metropolitan experience sip coffee and stroll the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Africa

The summer months in Africa are from mid-October to mid-February. Cape Town is a popular destination for tourists and while the climate is warm, winds can be significantly gusty. If you’re looking for a beach town then head to Durban where the weather is more tropical and the Indian Ocean is at your feet.

Australia

Australia is huge and weather varies by region all year long. In fact, there are six climatic zones here.

For culture and a city-feel head to Melbourne. This city is the perfect place for thrill seekers with ample opportunity to hike, rock climb, camp, kayaking and much more. The Whitsundays Islands are made up of 74 separate islands off the coast of Queensland. This is the place to be if you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Honorable Mention – Hawaii

Hawaii has only two seasons: summer from May to October and winter from November to April. However, the temperature is pretty consistent all year round. The average temperature during the summer is around 85 degrees while in the winter it’s approximately 78 degrees. So while this state shares the same winter months as the rest of the country there’s no need to change up your wardrobe. The beach is calling your name no matter what month it is.

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