Where is your favourite Winter sun destination?
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It depends what hemisphere you are in – in New Zealand, despite this morning’s frost in Christchurch, the sun is definitely calling us – the days are growing longer and warmer, we are picking lettuce and coriander which are flourishing in the gardens. The positive energy of spring is upon us.
And before you know it – seasonal depression (yes there is such a thing) hits you.
Did you know the farther north from the equator you live, the greater the risk you’ll have some degree of winter depression. Only about 1% of Florida residents have some winter-specific discomfort or depression, compared to about half of those living in uppermost parts of the U.S. or in southern Canada.
And what helps? Sun of course!
- Costa del sol
- Gran Canaria
So you could head to the Southern Hemisphere
The magical beaches of Australia and New Zealand beckon. Not on for a short break, but increasingly people with portable jobs are going from one hemisphere summer to the other, and avoiding winter altogether.
New Zealand has some fabulous beaches that even in the summer, you can be the only one there, sure you might have to walk or drive a bit to get there. But the magic of a tree lined beach at the end of a walk can not be beaten.