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If you’re going to fly off somewhere this winter make sure you do it right. We know a thing or two about travel, so we’ve compiled a list of the top places to go this winter. 

Whether you’re looking for a place to thaw out or even freeze up we’ve got just the list for you!

Here are the world’s top winter destinations for 2020:

1. Escape the winter in Costa Rica
costa rica

Close proximity to the equator makes Costa Rica virtually winter-free. The dry season here runs from January well into March and the combination of world class beaches, hotsprings, biodiversity, and low prices make it more than attractive!

And the real reason Costa Rica is our top place to go this year? It was voted the happiest place in the world by Happy Planet Index. What more could you want?  

2. Satisfy your winter dreams in Interlaken


This winter sport lover’s dream town is wedged between three gigantic mountains on a Swiss alluvial plain. With over 200 kilometers of ski pistes and 220 kilometers of winter walking trails it’s a veritable playground for those looking to crush calories in the cold.

3. Soak up culture in Cambodia


The bareable (‘only’ about 29 degrees) portion of the dry season in Cambodia runs from November to January. Beach bums will come for the uncrowded spots under the winter sun and will stay for the open minded and hospitable Buddhist locals.

The world’s largest religious monument at Angkor Wat should be on any travel bucket list. Tick it off yours this winter! 

4. Beach, sleep, party, repeat in Punta del Este

Punta del Este - Uruguay

It has been called the Hamptons of South America or the French Riviera of the South!

This burgeoning Uruguayan playground peninsula and its beach/party/sleep routine touches 25 degrees daily. If you want to avoid the crowds, go in March. Feeling brave? Hit it head on in January for one of the best Carnival celebrations in the world.

5. Take a city break in Vilnius, Lithuania


Lithuania‘s capital simply doesn’t get the same city break respect as other Baltic state cities. Here the bright Baroque beauty, tangible Cold War history, rebellious spirit, and 5 euro meals make it one of Europe’s most underrated destinations.

6. Go to the carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Yes, it’s 2020 and Rio is still the place to be!

The summer season in Rio means soaring temperatures but unfortunately there are soaring prices to match. Book early. If you’re going to do Rio, do it properly. The Carnival season in February is unbeatable and should be at the very top of your bucket list.

7. Ski the mountains of Whistler

Whistler - Canada

One of the top places to visit this winter has to be the Canadian ski resort town of Whistler. Arguably the best ski resort in the world. Reachable in 90 minutes from Vancouver after taking one of the world’s most scenic drives on the Sea to Sky Highway. The accolades speak for themselves: Most Consistent Snow, Most North American Terrain, Best Ski School.

Throw in some world-class shopping, dining, and even a few wild bears and you’re all set!

8. Go big on New year’s eve in Miami


If a picture is worth a thousand words then why do we even bother writing this one?

The beaches here are well known but what’ll keep you in Miami is the Latin flair, cultural diversity, and art deco architecture. If you’re looking for a big New Year’s Eve look no further.

Where are you planning to visit in 2020? Let us know in the comments below…

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