From a traveler’s perspective, there are two reasonable responses to the prospect of a long, cold winter: embrace the chill and seek out the most spectacular winter destinations, or follow the warmth, wherever you can find it. If you’ve had your fill of icy sidewalks and overheated buildings, no one will blame you for choosing option two. For US travelers, you don’t even need to leave the country to ditch the scarves and mittens. Whether you’re after a beach escape, a wildlife adventure or a dose of big-city culture, here’s where to find fun in the sun this winter.
One of the great joys of travel is trying new foods and exploring the restaurants and markets of an unfamiliar destination. But travel is expensive enough on its own, even before you factor in the ever-increasing costs of trendy restaurants. Where do you go if you’re a foodie on a tight budget?