Those Sweet Southern Shores
With winter rapidly approaching, now is the time to begin daydreaming about (or actively planning) a sun-soaked beach getaway. And while countless travelers head to the tried-and-true beaches of Florida or Mexico, real beach connoisseurs in search of smaller crowds jet even farther south to destinations below the equator. Need a little inspiration? Here are 20 beaches south of the equator where you have a better chance of truly escaping it all. Don't want to limit your search for secluded sandy shores to just half the world? Check out 24 Secluded Beach Paradises Around the World.