10 places we’d rather be right now

The weather outside is miserable so we're spending our day snuggled in bed dreaming of lazing on one of these sunny beaches.

With a cocktail in hand, naturally.

Yup when the weather by definition is the kind that makes you consider calling in sick there's nothing we like better to do than whip out our computers and stare enviably at places with not a cloud in sight.

So here, to help you warm up on a horrible day are the top ten places we'd rather be when the rain is falling sideways.

1. Rottnest Island, WA

Rottnest_shutterstock_27375604Image: Perth Tourism

2. Mediterranean Coast of Turkey


Image: Turkey Tourism Board (Facebook)

3. Maldives

In particular, one of its enviable accommodations, like the Soneva Jani Residences where you can slide right into the water.


4. Sri Lanka


5. Lord Howe Island


Image: Destination NSW

6. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil


7. Seychelles


Image: Seychelles Tourism Board

8. Guadalupe


Image: Guadeloupe Tourism

9. Ile de Pins


Image: Le Meridien Ile de Pins

10. Samoa


Image: Samoa Tourism Authority

Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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