After the excitement of Christmas comes the lull of January, with its New Year’s resolutions and terrible weather.
There is no better time to skip town and find some sun, or at least some warmer weather, abroad. It might sound like a luxury to leave the worst of winter behind you, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.
For U.S. residents, Mexico has always been a popular getaway. You’ll find hundreds of cheap flights to Cancun, from where the small beach town of Tulum is just a two-hour drive away. It’s an idyllic place, with Mayan ruins overlooking the beach, and the weak Mexican peso makes everything more affordable.
For something a bit further afield, take a look at Cambodia. Flights might cost you a bit more, but the cost of living is incredibly low, and there is a lot of fascinating local culture to see. From the temples of Siem Reap to the Killing Fields, the history of Cambodia never ceases to amaze.
Back in Latin America, Ecuador is another great escape option. With friendly locals and a dollar economy, it’s easy to fit right in. Beach towns such as Montanita are busy with travelers from all over South America, thanks to the January summer holidays for students, or you might prefer to check out the mountainous terrain around Banos.
If you can’t stand the thought of spending a cold, grey January at home, have a think about booking a ticket to one of these destinations. You’ll never think about January in the same way if you do.
France is often considered one of the more expensive European destinations to visit, but once you get out of Paris and make your way to the smaller cities, like Bordeaux in the southwestern corner of the country, you’ll find cheap ways to make the most of your visit. Here are the top ways to do Bordeaux on a budget.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.