Winter brings holiday cheer and vacations, but the cold weather can really put a damper on things. These 30 places around the world are the perfect antidote to your winter blues.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
With average temperatures at 20°C (70°F) in December, the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife in the Canary Islands are already known as Europe's winter playgrounds. Sometimes this can mean crowds and high prices, but it's still possible to find some tranquility amidst the winter sun. Tenerife is the less touristy of the two islands, and it isn't all endless swaths of sand and sea. For those who can't stand the idea of laying on a beach for an entire vacation, there are plenty of outdoor sports such as hiking and biking to keep you entertained.