Monday, January 5, 2015

7 warm weather winter vacations by Fierce Simplicity

7 Warm Weather Winter Vacations to Escape the Cold

Fierce Simplicity offers some wanderlust traveling ideas to help escape the cold this winter. If finding yourself in the middle of a tropical rain forest or sun bathing in a cheeky Brazilian bikini on white sand beaches sounds more appealing then scraping ice off your car, then it’s definitely time to start planning a warm-weather getaway. 

        1. Costa Rica: Go Hiking in a Rain Forest 
Costa Rica is perfect if you are into vibrant rainforests; diverse wildlife; white-sand beaches with crystal clear water; and a super relaxing local culture. The Costa Rican beach resorts are phenomenal, but adventure-seeking travelers should stay in lodges within the wilderness of the rain forest, where room service, internet access and electricity are practically non existent. (We’re pretty sure you won’t be focusing on checking your emails while your relaxing on your balcony with a fresh smoothie pointing out sloths, toucans, and squirrel monkeys).  You know what also makes traveling to Costa Rica during the wintertime perfect? The winter months are Costa Rica’s  dry season making it the perfect time of year to find stunning weather (and crystal-clear diving conditions). 

2. Blue Mountains, Australia: Go Mountain Climbing! 
When winter comes to the Northern Hemisphere, things are just heating up Down Under. And one thing we know for sure is Australia is HOT!! (In a good way). If you are active and trly enjoy nature make sure you make the Blue Mountain region a stop on your vacation. Home to densely forested peaks, lush gardens, breathtaking views, and dozens of hiking trails you will be in for a pleasant day. The most famous attraction is the Three Sisters, a spectacular sandstone rock formation. If you're not up for hiking, hop on the Katoomba Scenic Railway (one of the world's steepest) or ride in the Scenic Skyway, a cable car that has a glass floor for dizzying panoramic views.

3. Cambodia: Explore Ancient Temples
The best time to visit Cambodia is during the dry winter season as Cambodian summers are super hot, rainy, and humid. (Being based in Miami we certainly understand humidity. Multiply Miami’s humid days by 1000). Tourists migrate to the Angkor area to discover hundreds of ruined temples, dating back to the Khmer empire of the 9th through 13th centuries. The crown jewel is the five towered Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building. To full appreciate the rich details of the temple’s bas-relief scenes and carvings, we suggest hiring a knowledgeable local guide. 

4. Bonaire, Southern Caribbean: Go Diving or Snorkeling
This tiny island in the Southern Caribbean is one of the world’s best diving destinations. The western side of the island is rimmed by colorful reefs swarming with parrot fish, sea turtles, butterfly fish, eagle rays and hundreds of other marine life. More than 50 of Bonaire’s 86 official dive sites can be accessed from the shore. Bonaire enjoys sunny weather year round and is located south of the Caribbean’s hurricane belt so you can expect great weather. 

5. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Learn How to Tango
Strap on your dancing shoes to experience the most authentic way to learn to dance the tango in Buenos Aires. Wintertime in the northern hemisphere is the height of the sultry summer season in Buenos Aires. 

6. San Diego, California: Go Museum Hopping 
Sunny San Diego is well known for its year-round temperate climate (highs are typically in the 60's during the winter months), and its dozens of world-class museums are likewise an all-season attraction. You'll find 15 of them at Balboa Park, with collections devoted to anthropology, sports, photography, historic automobiles, art from around the world and much more. You could easily spend a week exploring these museums alone, but don't forget to allow time to wander the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter and -- of course -- walk along the beach.

7. Cape Town, South Africa: Hit the Beaches 
Cape Town is a must-visit African destination -- especially during its summer season (winter in the Northern Hemisphere), which is prime time for tanning on the city's many clean, white sand beaches. One favorite is Bloubergstrand, where you can enjoy stunning views of Table Mountain, South Africa’s most famous natural landmark. Another strip of sand you won't want to miss: Boulders Beach, where you can rub shoulders with a colony of African penguins.

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I hope you guys enjoy this guest post on my blog & thanks for reading!
ps. check out their swimsuits I know I will picking one up for this summer. 
xoxo. tori

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