Dreaming of a mountain escape, but don’t want to sacrifice the sun? Longing for a Mediterranean holiday, but can’t convince dad without the promise of some skiing? Wanting to break up the long-haul flight home with a bit of culture and a golden tan?

Behold, the latest and greatest travel trend: The Fire and Ice Holiday. One hot destination, one cold. All wrapped up in one holiday.

With either a cheap short-haul flight or an extension of your stopover, you can tick off two destinations in one go.

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1. Ice: New York, United States
1. Ice: New York, United States

Winter in the Big Apple means winter markets, twinkling lights, a snow-covered cityscape and the Times Square Ball drop. New York becomes a new city in its Winter months, and it’s well worth the chill.