I grew up in London, England, then married a Canadian and moved to Ontario. In other words, I've certainly had my share of cold, wintry, snowy holiday celebrations. Sure, some of the magic of Christmas is created by being in cooler climates; the snow, snuggling up around the fire, and sipping hot chocolate. However, last year we took a trip to Cuba and celebrated Christmas in the sun, and I have to say the holidays are better in warm locations.
Because we live in Canada, we've never had to deal with any travel restrictions on visiting Cuba. As a result, we've visited the island on more than six occasions, and my husband has been more than 30 times. In fact, my partner and I actually met there and returned three years later to get married on the beach. It's safe to say the island has a special place in our hearts.
However when the idea of a Cuban Christmas trip was first suggested, I was a little reluctant. I wondered if all the magic of the season was attached to my memories, which were all related to a cold and frosty time of year. Could I really feel merry in a bikini? It turns out, I can, and the following are just a few reasons why the holidays are actually better in warm locations: