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Sizzling Escapes: 3 Locations to Offset the Winter Blues

Sizzling Escapes: 3 Locations to Offset the Winter Blues

Photo by  Link Hoang  on  Unsplash

Photo by Link Hoang on Unsplash

Sizzling Escapes: 3 Locations to Offset the Winter Blues 

It’s far from easy living in the United Kingdom. 

Aside from having horrible teeth, an uncomfortable addiction to bowler hats, and a dogged loyalty to the Queen, we also have to put up with weather that’s more erratic than a hyperactive mongoose. 

Of course, winter can be one of the worst times of year for the overworked and sun deprived Brit, with enough rain falling on Dear Old Blighty to drown a giraffe wearing stilts.  

However, sun seekers needn’t suffer unnecessarily, because it’s easier than ever to treat the family and leave the doom and gloom behind. 

At least for a little while. 

Simply get online, punch in your credit card details, pack your suitcase, jump in the car and head to the airport … but before you do, be sure to pre-book your airport parking via Looking4.com, which will give you a head start on those typically meandering check-in desk queues. 

Need some inspiration on where to go this winter?

Take a gander at some of the sun kissed destinations below that’ll help put a spring back in your step and, hopefully, banish any early signs of Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)… 


Located on the northeast cost of Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun has become an extremely popular tourist destination over the past decade—and it’s easy to see why, thanks to its tropical climate, an annual mean temperature of 27.1 °C and its many gorgeous beaches. 

Additionally, it also offers the opportunity for you to visit some Mayan vestiges of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation at El Rey and El Meco, while Cobá and Muyil are a bit further out but well worth checking out during your trip to the city on the Caribbean Sea. 


Take a trip to Gibraltar and you’ll be surprised at the veritable smorgasbord of activities on offer in this subtropical climate. From climbing the Mediterranean Stepsand exploring the Rock of Gibraltar, you’ll struggle to see it all during your visit. 

For history fanatics, you can even check out the World War II Tunnels that run below Gibraltar. Alternatively, simply sit back, relax, pour another cocktail, and thank your lucky stars that you’re not in the UK suffering through yet another wretched winter. 


It’s easy to imagine Dubai as a playground for the rich and famous, but it’s actually one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, regardless of wealth and stature. Home to a smorgasbord of millionaires and breath-taking architecture, Dubai really is the jewel in the Persian Gulf’s crown. 

For sun seekers, this emirate has it all, with its hot desert climate offering an agreeable temperature even at this time of the year. Whilst there, however, make sure you brush up on the laws of the land, as they can be something as a culture shock for the unsuspecting tourist. 

Now it’s over to you ...

Where would you like to go to escape another bleak winter? Let us know by leaving a comment below—we’d love to hear from you. 

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