With over 40 countries under my belt, I am lucky enough to have visited some of the most beautiful places on planet earth, and while I would happily visit every single one of them again, those countries sitting beneath the equator such as Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand remain high on my list of places to revisit.
Offering diverse landscapes, multi-cultural societies, breathtaking scenery and some of the friendliest people on earth, the countries sitting beneath the invisible line of the equator each have something unique to offer the traveller, and if you are looking for a holiday of a lifetime, there is perhaps no better place to go than below zero!
As we step into British Summer Time and spring in the Northern Hemisphere the countries of the Southern Hemisphere move into autumn, which not only provides us with access to cheaper flights and reduced hotel prices, but also less crowded activities and the opportunity to interact with the locals at a more personal level.
Wine aficionados will have the opportunity to witness and take part in the annual grape harvest in areas such as Mendoza Argentina, Stellenbosch in Southern Africa, and Marlboro in New Zealand, and there is nothing more rewarding than a glass of your favourite tipple after a hard day at the vineyard!
The months of April and May are, in my opinion, some of the best months to travel below the equator, and if you enjoy moderate temperatures rather than intense heat, and the most amazing sunsets, late spring is the perfect time to head on down below zero for some fun in the sun “southern style”.