Bypass the end of Jamaica's hurricane season and settle in for some irie idling. If you'd rather cosy up by a roaring fire and live out your romantic-novel fanatasies, the English countryside in December – with its festive feel and possible dusting of snow – is a winter wonderland. Catch a culture fix in Cambodia – temple touring in cooler, drier days make rambles in the jungle more enjoyable, if a little busier.