As if winter weren’t bad enough, January’s arrival means there’s officially nothing to look forward to until Easter. But there’s nothing to stop you from making your own fun – and what better way to banish the blues than with a dose of Vitamin D? Shorter flights won’t get you too deep into the 20℃s, but there will be sunshine, swimming pools and decidedly holiday-ish vibes. A longer journey, however, could take you anywhere from off-season surprises in the Serengeti to cruising the Amazon River. And, yes, there are beaches. It’s prime time for some of the world’s best, in fact, whether you fancy something far-flung, deliciously private or the finest view in the Caribbean. For more inspiration, see our definitive guide to the best winter sun destinations.