February is the month for romance and where better place to take your loved one for a romantic Valentine’s break in Europe than Paris?
It is also the middle of Europe’s ski season and Courchevel 1850 in France, along with Gstaad and Villars in Switzerland, are just three ski resorts that ski-loving couples, families and groups of friends can enjoy. Gstaad is particularly attractive for February Half Term, with a ski park for young skiers to enjoy a snowy, fun-filled adventure. If winter sun is more preferable, a February Half Term beach holiday in the Canary Islands would be just the thing, while further afield, Dubai is a little cooler this month, so is much better for families, and Dubai Food Festival attracts gourmands from all over the world.
February is also a great month to head west to enjoy the barmy weather and low humidity of the Caribbean, Hawaii and Riviera Maya in Mexico, while in South America, the Rio Carnival in Brazil takes centre stage and Chile beckons for adventure-seekers.
New Zealand in February has many attractions to tempt lovers of wildlife, wine and sport. The weather is wonderful, as it’s their summer, but this means that an adventure here needs planning and booking well in advance because it is peak season. Nature-lovers can spot dolphins and Fur Seals off the coast of South Island, gourmands can experience Marlborough Food and Wine Festival, while the Rugby Sevens tournament is a fixture this month.