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The best Southern Hemisphere destinations to beat the U.S. winter

  • Dec 16, 2014

Check your watch thermometer. If the reading is just about in the single digits, it's time to head way south for some much warmer winter fun. Try one of these Southern Hemisphere destinations for a toasty outdoor experience even when it's snowing in your hometown. 

Arica, Chile 
Active magazine pointed to this lesser-known Chilean city as a great place to visit because of its year-long warm climate. A booming port city, Arica has plenty going on. But, if you're looking to explore the outdoors, there are plenty of beaches, great kayaking spots and surfing areas - not to mention the mountain and volcanoes nearby in Lauca National Park. Just be careful surfing and swimming, the magazine explained, as the water is very cold.

Kangaroo Island, Australia 
Wildlife lovers know that this the perfect location based on the name alone. Kangaroo Island comes alive during the Northern Hemisphere's winter with the vegetation all in bloom, Frommer's explained. In addition to the vegetation, Kangaroo Island has koalas, sea lions, wallabies, penguins and, of course, kangaroos. Feel free to camp, hike, swim or even rock climb here. About one-fifth of the island is covered in national park so there's plenty of protected land to enjoy. Kangaroo Island is also easy to access from mainland Australia. 

The South Pacific 
There are plenty of great Southern Hemisphere destinations that can offer a variety of excellent warm-weather outdoor activities. But, whether it's South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil or Peru, nowhere compares to the South Pacific for great surfing spots, Surf Outlet explained. 

"The innumerable islands and atolls of the South Pacific are undoubtedly littered with quality surf spots, some well known and regularly surfed while others still await exploration," the surf supply shop explained. "The islands of Tahiti, Fiji, and the Philippines, however, all stand in the glaring light of the surf world due to the fact that they're home to some of the best waves on earth."

Don't sit indoors this winter - get out there and enjoy the outdoors somewhere!

Sometimes you just need a break from the cold weather. Time to take a trip to somewhere warm. Bring your PRG270-4A with you! You'll be able to see how much the temperature differs from home with the built in thermometer. Not to mention all the other features, it's perfect for all your warm weather activities!

Sometimes you just need a break from the cold weather. Time to take a trip to somewhere warm. Bring your PRG270-4A with you! You'll be able to see how much the temperature differs from home with the built in thermometer. Not to mention all the other features, it's perfect for all your warm weather activities!