3 Affordable Vacations for Escaping Winter

Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital
Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital

I’m not a fan of the winter months, when everything’s frozen and cold I tend to find myself at home a lot more. With kids, that can feel quite isolating and after a short time cabin fever begins to kick in. For that reason, I’m always on the long out for some affordable trips away. There’s something energising about being somewhere warm, doing new things, and seeing new places. If you’re looking for some affordable winter escapes, keep reading for my top picks.

1. Head to Florida
While Miami is tons of fun and a little expensive, there are parts of Florida that are more affordable and have fantastic weather all year round. If you’re traveling with kids, Orlando is probably going to be high on your list due to all the parks there. You can hit up Disneyland and Universal studios. However, if you’re on a budget you may find it better to stick to one park. Thankfully Orlando is basically built around the parks and you can easily find hotels or motels in an affordable price point. Airbnbs can be a great option too, as you’ll be able to easily prep your own meals at ‘home,’ saving a ton on food costs especially if you’re traveling in a larger group. Interested in visiting Florida? Click here to learn more about why it’s a great destination.

2. Check out Mexico

Mexico is huge, and there are so many great places to visit. Mexico City is a great choice for those of you who love art, food and city vibes. If you’d prefer to head somewhere with a beach, then Cancun is an obvious choice. While some all inclusive resorts are quite expensive, you can find some midrange options that work out very affordable when you consider it includes your accomodation, food, and entertainment for your trip. Instead of sitting around home wondering how you can keep pipes from freezing, you could be sipping a margarita at the beach watching the sun set. There are also a handful of smaller towns that make for excellent cultural adventures, such as Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende.

3. Explore Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a pretty strong American influence, meaning it’s a good mix of Latin vibes with American comforts, too. For the region, there’s a very high standard of living, which I think in turn makes it a very comfortable place to visit. If you love nature, beaches, and adventure activities, then this is probably your dream destination. Many locals speak English perfectly, meaning if you’re nervous about traveling overseas because of the language issues, Costa Rica can be a great choice for you. There are always offers on flights, and many cities have a direct option making it an affordable destination to escape winter. Interested in learning the key differences between a leisure and business traveller? You can click here to learn more.

Traveling during the cooler months feels extra luxurious because you can escape the freezing temperatures for somewhere more tropical.