February

Swap the UK’s sub-zero temperatures for the southern hemisphere’s summer season.

Don’t let winter get you down. Swap the UK’s sub-zero temperatures for the southern hemisphere’s summer season, where outdoor living awaits. Far-flung adventures to sandy shores are undeniably appealing in February, as are cosy romantic Valentine’s breaks.    

It’s summer ‘Down Under’, making February the ideal time to sip Sauvignon blanc in New Zealand or hit the Great Ocean Road in Australia. South Africa’s scorching too, with 10 hours a day of glorious sunshine daily. Or how about feasting on spicy noodle soups and crispy pancakes in southern Vietnam? It’s carnival time in Rio and Venice, the latter being at its atmospheric best during the festivities. Need an idea for February half term? For a taste the exotic you could try Morocco – the souks of Marrakech are just a three-hour flight away.

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