Winning an international lottery provides a lucky player with millions in cash and a wealth of opportunities. Whether it’s quitting your job and following your dreams, taking the trip you’ve always dreamed of or moving to the city you’ve been saving on your Pinterest board for years - the world is your oyster. Today we’re taking a look at all the warm cities you could move to after winning an international lottery.
Why do people love warm cities?
Warmer temperatures carry fond memories of rooftop parties, early sunrises, late sunsets, longer days and generally, happy times. When the sun’s out your friends are out and you can almost guarantee that you’re all set to have a good time.
When it’s warm outside, people also don’t have to worry about catching a cold or having to carry a coat and umbrella at all times. Sounds like a good time to us!
Did you know that the sun can make you happy?
Both sunlight and darkness are involved in releasing a hormone called serotonin. This is a mood-boosting hormone associated with helping you feel focused, happier and like you’ve just won an international lottery. When you’re exposed to sunlight, this hormone is released and provides you with a positive mood boost.
When you experience less and less exposure to sunlight, your serotonin levels dip in the process. Low levels of serotonin leaves you at risk for seasonal depression - especially if you’re living in a colder, darker city.
The best warm cities to move to
For the island lovers:
Average temperatures: 24°C / 30°C
This island is located in the Eastern Caribbean, and if you’re looking to spend most of your time on the beach - then this is the city for you.
Scuba dive and snorkel along the coral reefs of the island during the day then spend your evenings at the museums, art galleries and delicious restaurants.
Send us a selfie from: English Harbour
This is a settlement in the south of the island. It’s known to be the go-to place for yachting and boating.
Average temperatures: 24°C / 30°C
Off the coast of Senegal is a tiny cluster of islands… Cape Verde. It’s smaller than your usual island escape, but it’s packed with everything you could ever want if you’re looking for an adventure every day - beaches, mountain ridges and volcano sites. Get ready to quad bike and hike at every opportunity, because why work when you’ve just won millions with an international lottery!
We recommend you spend your days taking on a new adventure and your nights enjoying the vibrant nightlife that Cape Verde is known for. The local bands will have you dancing all the way into the early hours of the morning.
Send us a selfie from: Praia
This is an old town and the capital of Cape Verde. It’s a raised area which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and gives you an incredible view of the landscape.
For the history lovers:
Average temperatures: 23°C / 31°C
Many images come to mind when you think of Cuba, but the one that usually stands out is colourful Havana. As the capital, you can enjoy amazing Cuban food around every corner while you take in the sights of the Spanish colonial architecture.
If you’re looking for a good time and a history lesson, this destination should be at the very top of your list.
Send us a selfie from: Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro
This fortress built all the way back in 1589, will leave you in awe!
Average temperature: 26°C / 32°C
People often think of this Dutch destination as a beachy paradise, but we think you should reconsider! With its colourful streets and delicious cuisine, there’s so much to see and do here.
Send us a selfie from: Otrobanda
This is a historical section of the city located in the capital. It was first developed in the 18th century but only became a popular place to live much later in the 19th century.
For the beach lovers:
Rio de Janeiro
Average temperature: 24°C / 30°C
From Carnival to its nightlife and long stretches of beaches, you’ll never run out of fun things to do in this vibrant city. Its world-renowned beaches will leave you lounging in the sun while sipping cocktails every day of the week. Your tan will never fade in this picturesque destination.
Be sure to slot in a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain for an incredible view of the surrounding landscape and to see this warm city like you’ve never seen it before.
Send us a selfie from: Escadaria Selarón
These vibrant stairs are famous for being one of the most beautiful tributes to the Brazilian people.
Average temperature: 24°C / 32°C
It might be covered with thick rainforests and endless mountain views, but it’s also famous for its beaches. It’s easy to see why it was the set for the 007 movie The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974.
If you’re ready to live out your travel and Hollywood dreams - then this warm city is where you need to be!
Send us a selfie from: the iconic Bond Island.
Which destination do you have your heart set on? Comment below and tell us which warm city you’d move to after winning an international lottery.