Goodbye, winter weather… Hello, sun ‘n’ fun.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December is the PERFECT time to hit the beaches of Rio; it’s the start of the summer in Brazil, and the warm weather means there’ll be plenty of fun and beach parties, including the outrageous and spectacular Reveillon on New Year’s Eve. What better way to escape the bleak winter weather than with colorful festivals, hikes in the nearby rainforest, and relaxing on the sands that inspired “The Girl From Ipanema”?