Outbound travel from Canada is slowly picking up, and these destinations have ‘sand, sun, and fun’ written all over them for rejuvenating vacations.

The impact of the pandemic has been quite hard on Canadians as the restrictions still linger on after up to two years since its first implementation. With the world gradually coming out of the restrictions, it’s true to say that Canadians are also hungry to be free to travel again. With the gradual easing of travel requirements, it sure seems like the people will soon be ready to begin traveling after more than two years of being trapped within the borders. Canadians no doubt are starving for a getaway somewhere sunny or at least warmer than less than 0°C. For those on this winter-escaping boat, here are some destinations to visit for sunshine, sand, and some adventures.

10 Barbados

Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. The atmosphere of the island is hot and sunny all year round making it perfect for a winter escape. The island also features some of the best beaches in the world. Travelers visiting can choose from the relaxing beaches with natural beauty to those suitable for some thrilling water activities. The Island’s rich culture and the delicious food also make up the things to enjoy on this beautiful Island.

9 California, United States

California is lined up with loads of things to see and do making it one of the most fun states in the US. It was even recently ranked by Forbes as the most fun state in the US and it’s easy to see why this state is so appealing to people. The list of adventures the state offers is endless from Wine tasting and hot air balloon rides in Napa to an exploration of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the exciting Disneyland in Anaheim, and Hollywood in Los Angeles.

8 Florida, United States

Florida is the hottest state in the United States and is perfect for Canadians seeking a warm getaway nearby. The state presents a vibrant atmosphere and so many interesting adventures. In Miami, travelers will be met with amazing beaches and the party-till-dawn type of lifestyle while a place like the Florida Keys is awesome for a laid-back seaside vacation. For the extreme hotness and interesting water sports, head over to Key West.

7 Belize

The Caribbean remains the top destination for travelers seeking sun and sand and Belize is one of the Caribbean Islands that offers these pleasurable elements in abundance. The island is among the Top 10 countries in 2022 awarded by Lonely Planet. It features lush forests and beautiful beaches characterized by soft white sand, tall palm trees, and turquoise waters. Belize is home to Belize Barrier Reef – the second largest barrier reef in the world alongside droves of other coral reefs which are excellent stages for diving. The island’s rich culture also adds to its appeal.

6 Dominican Republic

Just like many other Caribbean islands, the beaches in the Dominican Republic are its most appealing offerings. It is the second-largest country in the Caribbean so there are lots of beaches to choose from. The island consists of mountains, waterfalls, and lots of lush vegetation which present wonderful stages for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. Other things to enjoy here include – whale watching, golfing, and delicious food.

5 Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers some of the most thrilling adventures on the planet. When one thinks of amazing surfing, thrilling whitewater rafting, abundant wildlife, and so many mountains, then they have just described Costa Rica. This Central American country comes with pleasurable weather as the sun shines bright all year round while the strong non-stop winds work tirelessly to cool off the heat. The biodiversity of Costa Rica is one of the best in the world and there are lots of parks across the country where this biodiversity can be seen. A walk through the lush forests even presents views of some plants and animals as they are in abundance.

4 Indonesia

Located in Southeast Asia, this large archipelago is famous for its many active volcanoes and dream beaches. The Island features a tropical climate which presents an all-year warm temperature. In Indonesia, things to enjoy range from surfing on the beaches to hiking the trails, and tasting the delicious dishes the people love so much. Besides its huge list of things to see and do, the island is also surprisingly cheap therefore one will not need much to have a good time here. Mountain climbing, shopping, and exploring the impressive art of the country are some more things to do here.

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3 Thailand

Thailand is a popular tourist destination for many reasons but the all-year warm weather is definitely one of them. It is one of the most vibrant countries in the world. The amazing nightlife is the highlight of a visit to Thailand. Many streets around the country present fun bars, vibrant nightclubs, and appealing food stalls so travelers always have something to keep them entertained. There are many other things to do during the day in Thailand such as – riding tuk-tuks, watching Muay Thai fights, and climbing rocks; however, the nightlife (and the massages) is one of the best things to experience here.

2 Kauai, Hawaii

The island of Kaui is an adventurer’s paradise. Its mountainous terrains and surrounding water bodies create the stage for lots of thrilling activities. To enjoy the thrill, start with the Kalalau trail which is one of the best hikes on the Island then proceed to surf in one of the Island’s numerous beaches. This amazing island of culture and scenery also offers amazing diving and mountain climbing as well so be sure to bring in all your energy. For more experiences, attend Luau and then proceed to camp in the jungle to enjoy the unique scenery characterizing this garden island.

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1 Tahiti

Tahiti presents a unique culture and a laid-back seaside experience. The welcoming people are always ready to offer an unforgettable experience with their delicious food and rich culture. Here, travelers will find adventurous dive spots and beautiful beaches with waters generally suitable for a comfortable swim all year round. Some of the beaches are characterized by strong winds and massive waves making them amazing stages for surfing. The island also features beautiful waterfalls, impressive art museums, and interesting farmer’s markets for those yearning for some more experiences of this French Polynesian Island.

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Joshua is a writer, researcher, adventurer, and traveler. His curiosity is his ultimate drive and most of the things he is particularly curious about include – the earth, archaeology, history, myths, and the unseen world.

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