2010 has hosted one of the coldest winters on record as wave after wave of ice and snow batters the American countryside. For frosty fliers seeking to get away from the cold, the time may be right for an Australian beach getaway.
Australia is currently in the midst of its summer season, with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 70s in Sydney and only growing warmer the further north one travels.
The Sydney area boasts some of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the world, from the azure expanses off of Bondi Beach to the sandstone cliffs lining the shores of Tamarama. The area also boasts four nude beaches for the more adventurous and outgoing international travelers.
The Aussie coast has long been a haven for professional and recreational surfers, and with 2-foot waves coming fast and frequent, it's easy to see why.
Travelers interested in taking a trip down under may want to book soon, as a number of major flight providers are currently running discounts on roundtrips to and from Australia, though these sales are not likely to last.