Places where it never gets cold
Durban, South Africa -
The subtropical city of Durban, on the east coast of South Africa, never gets truly cold, even in the depths of what passes for winter.
A stunning subtropical island nation in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has an enviably warm climate year round.
San Diego, USA -
Don't expect a white Christmas in southwestern California. Temperatures are warm pretty much all year round in San Diego.
Saint Lucia -
A Caribbean island that still forms part of the British Commonwealth, Saint Lucia's climate could hardly be more different to that of Britain.
Although things can get rainy in this part of southeast Asia, they don't get cold.
Bahia, Brazil -
In Brazil's scorching northeast, temperatures are warm year round.
Phoenix, USA -
Arid Arizona is a good bet for anybody who dislikes rain as much as cold.
Havana, Cuba -
Coastal Havana ranges from oppressively hot at the peak of summer to moderately hot in winter.
Whitsunday Islands, Australia -
A tropical archipelago off the coast of Queensland, the Whitsunday Islands are blessed with warmth all year.
A popular destination for wildlife safaris, Namibia has a subtropical desert climate that's warm year round.
Madeira, Portugal -
Known as the "Island of Eternal Spring," the Portuguese island of Madeira sits in the North Atlantic, and has a temperate climate all year round.
Although temperature extremes can vary according to region and altitude, Vietnam is not a cold country.
Crete, Greece -
The hottest of the Greek islands, sunny Crete can get chilly in winter, but never truly cold.
Thailand's tropical climate varies by season and region (and monsoon rains are not to be taken lightly), but it never really gets cold.
Goa, India -
A renowned beach destination for partiers and backpackers, Goa can see torrential monsoons, but winters are drier and sunny.
Sri Lanka -
With a tropical climate, Sri Lanka has a marked difference between wet and dry seasons, but temperatures never get cold at lower elevations.
The Bahamas -
An archipelago and country in the West Indies, the chain of islands making up the Bahamas has beach weather for most of the year.
A Caribbean country on the northeastern coast of Central America, Belize basks in warm temperatures throughout the year.