“Take me back to summer 2020” won’t be a caption surfacing on Instagram any time soon. If the winter is a long, barren highway, Memorial Day is the welcome sign telling us we’ve finally reached our destination. This year, that destination looks more like Death Valley than Punta Cana. The landscape of our summer travel season looks quite different right now, and most of us are eager to push the fast-forward button to the summer of 2021. But you might not have to go quite that far into the future to salvage your summer vacation.
Hopefully, the global health situation will be much improved by this fall and winter, travel will be safer, and most destinations will have reopened their borders to tourism. In the Southern Hemisphere, summer starts in December. That means beach trips, camping weekends, backyard BBQs, and other warm-weather excursions we don’t have to wait a whole year for. Whether it’s a South African safari or an island getaway in Bali, you can redo summer 2020 this winter in these Southern Hemisphere destinations.