Winter is on its way and even if the season doesn’t seem all that bad at first, when freezing temperatures prevent your car from working or the smallest trip to a store leads to your nostrils getting stuck together, winter starts to become more and more annoying. But fear not, we came up with a list of very special places to escape to when the cold of the season takes over. This is a list of the 10 best vacation spots in the world, not just the best vacation spots in the US, so it can help you decide where to go if you plan on taking a vacation inside or outside the USA as a couple or for families to enjoy time with their kids in a warm environment. These are places in which both the young and the adults can have a good time. However, we won’t judge if you decide to leave the kids at home and go on a romantic trip for even a couple of days.
1. The Florida Keys, Florida
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This is one of the best vacation spots in Florida. The archipelago from southern Florida contains up to 1,700 islands so when deciding on which island to go add Key Largo on your list in where you can check out the sole reef of living coral in the United States of America. A lot of great things are always happening in Smathers Beach as well, from tournaments of volleyball to Jet Skiing.
2. Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico is a Caribbean dream. Only in Puerto Rico you can visit the eerily beautiful bioluminescent bay La Parguera, the colored El Yunque Rain Forest and the historic Old San Juan. This vacation is very easy on the budget also, being quite cheap since round trip flights cost as little as a few hundred dollars.
3. Maui, Hawaii
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Some of the world’s most beautiful roads are in Maui, like The Road to Hana and there are waterfalls and rainforests everywhere. The Haleakala National Park is a must see along with the largest dormant volcano in the world.
4. Big Island, Hawaii
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The Kilauea on the Big Island is a volcano that is still active and has been erupting constantly for the last 6 years. The Mauna Loa Observatory and the Waipio Valley are sure to attract you if you love hiking because some of the most beautiful waterfalls and views are present there. Pohue Bay is one of the most beautiful secluded beaches in the world and it is very popular with nesting sea turtles.
5. Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
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This beautiful region in Italy has peaks of over 9,000 feet above the level of the sea and has always been a favorite of the crowd in Europe, including royals and movie stars.
6. Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Well, even if the trip to Vietnam isn’t that cheap, with round-trips from the United States costing $900 to around $1,300, the trip is worth the money. Once you arrive there, you will find that lodging and food can be really affordable. The beaches in Nha Trang, on the south central coast of Vietnam, are a great attraction during winter.
7. Saint Lucia
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The most beautiful views Saint Lucia has to offer are best viewed by boat but be sure not to forget your camera at home as this is one of the most immortalized scenery in the Caribbean. The most favorite beaches in Saint Lucia are Jalouise Beach and Anse Chastanet which is most preferred by snorkelers.
8. Los Cabos, Mexico
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If you wish to enjoy a little nightlife, this may be just the place for you. Tequila is always present in the Cabo Wabo entertainment complex. Also, from December all through April is gray whale season and you can view the beautiful creatures through binoculars.
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Everything’s gonna be alright in this tropical paradise as it is one of the most easygoing and friendliest islands in the Caribbean. Reggae was born in the nation and Montego Bay and Reggae Sumfest bring people together from all over the world. Seven Mile Beach from Negril is probably one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth.
10. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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From the entire Caribbean, most Blue Flag beaches are in the Dominican Republic. The most beloved beaches in Punta Cana are Playa Punta Cana and Playa Juanillo. Waters that are full of marlin, dorado and wahoo are an attraction for fishermen too.
So there you have it. Whether you’d like to explore a volcano, Hawaiian beaches or dance to the beats of reggae music we assembled a list of our top ten favorites in order to help you decide where to take a vacation from winter after the cheerful Christmas season ends and the downsides of the season become more obvious.