December 27, 2013

10 Warm-Weather Getaways to Bust the Winter Blues

I've got to go away - Ooh baby it's so cold outside! Yes it is! And if you're like us, dreaming of a warm, cozy getaway to escape Winter and its blues, well, we've got some great places for you! Most of these places we've personally experienced and loved it, or in our bucket list and some from word of mouth and highly recommended. Alrighty then, let's show you our top Winter travel destination choices that is almost home away from home but literally a hop away and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Well, maybe a little bit of your leg but it's so worth it!

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1. Aulani Disney Resort and Spa -  Ko Olina, Hawaii
This resort is probably the most-loved and most visited getaway since it opened its doors. My social media stream is always abuzz with non-stop mention and praises for this beloved Disney resort. What makes it perfect? It's pixie dusted by Disney and it's in Hawaii! That right there is reason enough to go.

Winter deal
If you book by January 15, 2014 a minimum 4-night stay, you will receive:
  • Your 4th consecutive night free
  • Complimentary breakfast for 2 adults per day during your stay (only available at the new Ulu Cafe for Guests in your traveling party ages 10 and older)
  • This offer is valid for stays most nights January 5 through April 7, 2014.

2. Ocean Isle Inn - Ocean Isle Beach, NC
For Charlottean who don't want to go over the border, Ocean Isle beach is a fun getaway. It's smack dab in the middle of everything fun between historic Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. We've been there during the Winter and the experience was just wonderful. It's quiet. Unhurried. And very relaxing.

Winter deal
You get 35% off their Winter rates which can be as low as $52!

3. Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
One of my "Happy Places". And the great thing about it? It's almost-eternally Summer there! While the rest of the world is freezing, they are happily strutting their flip flops in their pixie dusted kingdom! The great thing about it? You get to spend time with royalty!

Winter deal
If you book by December 31, 2013,  you get as much as 35% on select Disney Resorts with a minimum of 1-night stay!

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4. Historic Charleston, Charleston SC
Recently voted as the Top City in the US and Canada in the Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards. It's "the" city to visit in this side of the world.

Winter deal
Last-minute deals from $99/night at Elliott House Inn.

5. Sta. Monica Beach, California
Love it there! It's a very well-maintained beach and teeming with fun and adventure. If you're lucky, you might experience their sea fog early in the morning! Best of all? It's warm and sunny!

Winter deal
No current winter deals but Loews Sta. Monica Beach (where I stayed) have year-long special offers that you can avail of.

6. Canyon Ranch - Tucson, Arizona
The ultimate Spa resort in my book! I love their all-inclusive package. It's the best place to relax and energize or just a perfect couple getaway! And it's definitely warm and comfortable there! Win.

Winter deal
You get 20% off on all their regular year-round specials.

7. Ocean Lakes - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach is the capital of fun and beach adventure in the South! Winter is the best time to hit the beach and the best time to hit the campsite. Choice of a vacation rental homes or RV. And while you're there, join in on the Polar Bear Plunge challenge and show your icy side!

Winter deal
All vacation rental homes reduced their rates for the Winter season. So many houses to choose from!

8. El Capitan Canyon - Sta. Barbara, CA
If being outdoors is your thang sans the wild side, then get your glamp on at El Capitan Canyon. A luxury campground for the more safety-conscious camper.

Winter deal
Rates are reduced and you get complimentary gift bag including a bundle of firewood, fresh baked cookies, 2 Canyon logo Mugs, and Hot Chocolate for 2.

9. Guam 
Smaller than Hawaii but offers the same fun and beach adventure. It's a small island with big packages! And if you ever get adventurous, you can hop on to the Philippines or Japan!

Winter deal
You can get 10% off on some of their all year-round hotel deals.

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10. Miami - South Beach, Florida
Location, location, location. Probably the best beach to celebrity watch while sunbathing and drinking your mojitos!

Winter deal
Tons of Special offers that you don't need Winter deals to avail of them.

Doesn't all these choices makes you want to go pack and leave right away? I do! And I would love to get to one or two of these warm weather paradises to keep warm and cozy during the Winter season - even if it's only for a short time!

What about you, where is your favorite warm-weather getaway?


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