16 Best Asia destinations for March of 2019

March is the last great month of the high season in southern Asia, but still a bit too cold for the northern countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. Still, as you'll see on the list below, you've got a lot of excellent choices, including a few amazing cities and some fantastic beach areas.

One great thing about March is that it's sort of an in-between season month, so you can get cheap flights in and cheap hotels in many places as well. The list below contains many beach destinations and quite a few very interesting cultural destinations as well. Mixing a couple from each category can make for an even more memorable trip. Click to read more

15 Best March destinations in Europe in 2019

If you are coming to Europe in March you are obviously not looking for sunbathing destinations. Still, many of Europe's best and most popular cities have surprisingly decent weather in March, so it can be an excellent time for a city visit. More good news is that most of southern Europe is mostly dry in March, so a light jacket or sweater is probably all you'll need most of the time.

If you are looking for a warm-weather destination in March you should probably think about Asia or perhaps the Caribbean. As long as you don't need it to be actually hot, the Canary Islands are warm and pleasant enough that some people do sunbathe in March, so it's the first place on the list below. Click to read more

17 Cheapest Caribbean islands in 2019 for all-inclusive resorts

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As of late 2018 there are around 400 all-inclusive resorts spread around the Caribbean, with more being constructed every year. More than 120 of those are in the Dominican Republic, with nearly 60 others in Jamaica. The Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Cozumel area has more than 130, and the rest are spread among other islands. When researching Caribbean vacations, you'll find the cheapest all-inclusive deals are clearly on the islands with the most resorts.

With so much competition it's getting more clear that the Dominican Republic is the cheap vacations value leader and the best choice for most people. The Punta Cana area is home to dozens of newer resorts that have a thousand or more room each, and the new airport and new highways make it the easiest and most efficient place to reach as well. But those looking for something smaller and more exclusive also have choices, so we track all of the islands that have more than a few all-inclusive resorts. In other words, the best all-inclusive resorts are often on islands with only a dozen or so choices. Click to read more

26 Cheap destinations for 2019 with great weather in March

Pokhara Boats HDRThe month of March is one of the better ones on the calendar for budget travelers since it's well before the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter crowds in the tropical areas are starting to thin out at the same time. The best places to visit in March are where you might expect, and in Latin America and Asia you can find perfect weather with off-peak hotel prices and reasonable crowds.

For those starting in North America or Europe you'll find that most of these places will require a fairly long flight to reach, but that's the price you pay for warm weather this time of year, and those staying for at least two weeks can easily justify the airfare by the cheap prices they pay once they have arrived. Click to read more

Cheapest Caribbean Islands: 32 destinations by price in 2019

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Extremely popular with both North Americans and Europeans during the winter months, the Caribbean is filled with islands and destinations that range from cheap & basic to posh & exclusive. You'll also find islands where English dominates, but also where Spanish, French, or Dutch are far more common.

This list has been totally updated for 2019 and nearly all islands have now recovered from the devastating 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria. The hardest hit islands were at the bottom of the list because nearly all cheaper hotels are still rebuilding while the expensive ones reopened quickly.

Ranking Caribbean islands and destinations by price is challenging for a variety of reasons, so we simplified it by including only a cheaper 3-star hotel room for a week and two cheap flights from New York City. Generally speaking, islands with cheaper hotels will also have cheaper meals and diving etc. Click to read more

14 Weird things you learn watching House Hunters International

Like many of my friends, I'm somehow addicted to “House Hunters International.” As a travel writer who has lived in many foreign countries myself and visited about 100, I find the show even more relatable than most people do. But in some weird ways the show seems to exist in its own universe where different rules apply.

As a HHI fan who also has access to the internet, of course I've researched and read that the whole premise is fake. I realize that House Hunters are only asked to apply AFTER they have signed a lease or contract for a new place abroad, and that the two fake-out options are sometimes not even on the market. Still, I love the show and I wonder how many other people find some of the things below to be as odd as I do? Click to read more

17 Best Asia destinations in February of 2019

If you are one of the millions of people who will be extremely sick of the cold northern weather by the time February rolls in, we've got some good news for you. Almost all of Asia's top destinations have fantastic weather in February, and that includes almost all of the beaches and islands. You'll have your choice of some of the world's cheapest destinations and some of Asia's best beaches as well.

Below you'll find our list of the 17 best destinations in Asia for a February visit. Many of them are close together or at least have cheap flights between them, so visiting more than one city is usually cheap and easy. Backpacker types should probably start in Bangkok, while luxury travelers won't do any better than the Maldives. If you aren't locked into Asia you can find other choices on our main list of cheap destinations with great February weather. Click to read more

12 Best February destinations in Europe in 2019

February is obviously one of the colder months in Europe so it's not among the best months for a visit. That said, if your choices are coming to Europe in February or not coming at all, you'll still have a great time if you choose among the cities below. It's better to focus on cities with mostly indoor attractions this time of year, and the cities below are all fantastic for that.

If you are looking for a warm-weather February destination you should probably look somewhere other than Europe. There is only one place where you might get any use out of that bathing suit, which is the Canary Islands and listed just below. The other cities on the list are those that combine decent February weather and plenty of worthwhile things to do in winter. Click to read more

24 Cheap destinations for 2019 with great weather in February

Phuket Beach TreesBy the time February rolls around in the Northern Hemisphere, nearly everyone is so sick of the cold weather that they are willing to pay almost anything just to get out of it for a week or two. Fortunately, the world is actually filled with cheap and warm areas that are waiting for your February visit.

The one complication for many people is that the flight itself might be quite long and fairly expensive to get to Southeast Asia or Latin America, but you'll see fare sales and low prices popping up in December and January so don't give up if they look too expensive at first glance. Booking as early as possible is usually wise, though plenty of the places on this list will have a wide range of available resorts even if you book closer to the last minute. Click to read more

When is the best time to visit Spain? Here’s how to decide

Unlike nearly all of the rest of Europe, Spain is a country that is very popular all year round so choosing when to visit isn't always easy. The winters are colder than many non-Europeans realize and you'll definitely need to bundle up a bit, but they are still warmer than almost anywhere else in Europe and it's one of the best choices for an off-season holiday.

The summers in Spain are hot and sometimes uncomfortable, but the days are also long and many places feel like there is a nonstop party going on in those months. As we will discuss just below, the months just before and after summer are the best choices for many people, although there are good reasons to visit any time of the year. Click to read more