Escape Winter’s Icy Clutches by Taking a Trip to One of These Sunny Locations

Cebu, Philippines The Coast of Brazil Australia’s Gold Coast Luang Prabang, Laos Goa, India Cape Town, South Africa Medellín, Colombia Tenerife, Canary Islands

It’s frosty outside, dry inside, and dark all the time. To boost your mood (and combat that pale exterior) consider heading south for a mid-winter break. Scientists have confirmed that a sunny timeout can help battle Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and generally increase your energy.

These hot locales are at their very best during Canada’s coldest months, and traveling during the off-season that stretches from January to March will ensure you aren’t stuck in a swarm of tourists, or over paying.