It’s nineteen degree (Fahrenheit) outside in Washington DC. And today’s high (28) will stay well below freezing. Not sure if it is the coldest day of the year, but certainly feels that way. And yes, the snow is coming tomorrow. Too late to plan an escape? Not at all. Tennis’ Australian Open is two days away in Melbourne (17 -30 Jan). Tickets are still available.
Even if Novak Djokovic, the defending champion and number 1 ranked player, does not get to play due to his Covid-19 scandal, the weather alone would be worth it. It’s summer over there with boasting temperatures in the 70 to 80’s. No time to fly? One can settle for the televised coverage and soak up the Aussie sunshine.
If tennis is not your thing, how about Hawaii? It has similar temperatures as the Australia but only less than half of the traveling time (from DC). The famed Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and other local attractions bound to offer something for everyone to the paradise. If nothing else, a refuge from the winter chill.
If Covid-19 restrictions have you wondering, there is always Florida. Governor DeSantis and Mickey will welcome you with open arms.
As for myself, I am going back to bed.
What’s your ideal winter escape?