AT THEIR BEST IN DECEMBER
Most of the world’s travel destinations are in the
northern hemisphere. December brings
winter weather to most of that hemisphere.
However, the dry Northeast Monsoon prevails over much of eastern
The trouble is that many of these places—while nice—are even nicer in some other month. In the southern hemisphere, summer prevails. Since most of the southern hemisphere’s land mass is in the tropics and subtropics, this means that they are cloudy, unpleasantly hot, and rainy—typical tropical and subtropical summer weather.
Fear not, after a diligent search of more than fifteen-hundred destinations, I managed to come up with twenty that are at their best in December.
ADDIS ABABA & CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, ETHIOPIA
ADEN AND THE GULF OF ADEN, YEMEN
BANGKOK METROPOLITAN AREA, THAILAND
BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, FLORIDA
CANBERRA & CAPITOL TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
DACCA AND THE DELTA, BANGLADESH
DARJEELING & HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS, INDIA
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK (COAST), FLORIDA
FORT MYERS RESORT AREA, FLORIDA
JODHPUR AND THE THAR DESERT, INDIA
KARACHI & ARABIAN SEA COAST, PAKISTAN
MONTEVIDEO METROPOLITAN AREA, URUGUAY
TOKYO METROPOLITAN AREA, JAPAN