Whether you like the snow and don’t mind the low temperatures that usually come with the winter, this is a season to travel. The peak times are relatively short – just around Christmas and New Year – and that means good airfare and hotel deals.[slideshow:81683]
You can start planning a vacation now – it’s scientifically proven to make you happy – and you don’t have to schedule it for next year because certain destinations won’t force you to reach deep into your pockets.
1. Cartagena, Colombia
Stay at the Centro Hotel Cartagena for only $51 a night, Hotel Caribe, Radisson Hotel, or Hotel Santa Clara. Walk the City Walls and enjoy the magnificent view. Take a tour of the old city, Visit Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Spend a couple of days at Rosario Islands. Check out Cartagena’s famous museum, The Museo del Oro y Arqueología and Visit the El Viajero hostel and take free salsa lessons with the experts. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at Agua de Mar!
2. Havana, Cuba
Vacationing with friends? Stay at one of these 3 hotels; the all-inclusive Meliá Cohiba, the ultra all inclusive, Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa or the Quinta Avenida Hotel. Interested in museums? Great! Make sure you visit the Casa de Africa, the Museum of the Revolution, the Napoleonic Museum and the Museum of Classic Cars. Grab a bite to eat at La Guardia on your first night and Paladar Fontana on your second.
3. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Stay at the Thunborey Hotel for $23 a night. or the Moon Botique Hotel for $36 per night. Eat dinner at the Cuisine Wat Damnak, get a 5 course meal for only $24. Later, enjoy Cambodia’s nightlife and check out X-Bar for a fun night out!
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