In the final installment of our 50 Winter Holidays, we're packing light and looking for flights for a last minute long-haul break.

HANG 10 IN FLORIANOPOLIS

WHAT:

Magnificent surf resort beaches on Santa Catarina Island

WHY:

Because it's unlikely you've ever been, but you should go and soon.

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Flights to the 600 square kilometre Brazilian Island state made it into the list of Kiwis' most searched destinations for the first time last year, with Skyscanner putting year-on-year growth at 78 percent.

WHEN:

While the winter is a couple of degrees cooler (between 23-21 degrees), it tends to be a dryer

WINTER SUN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

DENVER USA

ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE

SEATTLE

HONOLULU, HAWAII NOT?

FREE WHEELING IN FRISCO

STAKEOUT BUENOS AIRES' BEST EATS

WHERE ON EARTH IS SKOPJE?

GOOD OMENS IN DARK SKIES RESERVE