Caribbean destinations with no hurricane damage in 2017

In late summer of 2017, the Caribbean and United States were hit by several hurricanes that famously tore apart at least a few islands. Watching the images it's easy to conclude that the entire region was devastated. While several islands did receive horrendous damage, the majority of them (including all of the most popular destinations) were never affected.

It's a confusing time to start planning a winter 2017/2018 holiday and many people are asking which destinations are fine and which should be avoided. After getting these questions I decided to put together a comprehensive list of all of the most popular Caribbean destinations with their current status for potential visitors. Click to read more

17 Best Asia destinations in February of 2018

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.

Below you'll find our list of the 18 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 2018

February is honestly not one of the better months to visit Europe, but it's far, far better than staying home. As long as you focus on the destinations that are more indoor-oriented and have mild weather, you can still have an amazing visit with almost no other tourists around.

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 2018 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

Things to do in Grand Bahama: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, fishing, shopping

Noted as the island situated the farest north within the island chain known as The Bahamas, Grand Bahama is a long slender island that is well visited by those traveling from the United States and the rest of the world. With stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear near and off shore waters, a thriving seafood scene, duty-free shopping and lots of tours and excursions to choose from, Grand Bahama Island is a great choice for both those looking to relax and those looking for days filled with high action adventure.

When planning a visit to the island, you'll want to first look at how long you'll be staying. If you're planning on visiting for a week or two (which is very common) then you'll find that you can easily get away with booking half day fishing and scuba diving tours. If you're only visiting for a long weekend or during a cruise stop, then you'll want to focus on taking a scuba diving or snorkeling tour and visiting one of the many impressive beaches.

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18 Best Asia destinations in January of 2018

If you are thinking about an Asia holiday in January, you are in luck. This is literally the best weather month in the majority of the famous destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Goa. Below you'll find out picks for the 18 best destinations to consider for an Asia trip in January, and it's easy to combine many of them because they are close neighbors.

Those lucky enough to be staying for at least two weeks should definitely see more than one country. You can book a cheap flight into Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore from almost anywhere, and then book cheap flights from there to visit anywhere else. Click to read more

12 Best Europe destinations in January of 2018

If you are planning a Europe trip in January then you are obviously expecting cooler temperatures. Fortunately, most of the best and most famous tourist cities such as Paris, Rome, and London don't get much rain (or snow) in winter, so as long as you are dressed properly you can still see just about everything.

Below is our list of the 12 best European destinations to consider for a visit in January, including one actual beach. The days in Europe are pretty short this time of year, but at least hotel prices will be at or near their annual lows. This is also the only time of year when you can visit cities like Venice or Barcelona without being surrounded by thousands of other tourists at all times.

If this is your first trip to Europe you may also be interested in our recommendations for best first-time Europe itineraries of your own. Click to read more

Things to do in Cozumel: Best excursions, attractions, beaches and ruins

A popular island destination situated in the Caribbean sea and off of the coast of Mexico, Cozumel attracts visitors with the promise of sunny days, gorgeous beaches, great Mexican food and scuba diving opportunities that will make you fall in love with the ocean all over again. Because of all of this, many people have come to make Cozumel a yearly retreat, which in turns allows them the time to see each and every attraction, even though they are spread years apart.

If you're just planning to make Cozumel a one time visit, or you're stopping by on a cruise, you'll find that time is more limited. Because of this, you'll want to be a little more careful with what you decide to do during your stay. To help you out, we've gone ahead and selected the highest rated attractions, excursions, beaches and ruins.

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Things to do in St. Thomas: Best excursions, attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping

A Caribbean destination that attracts visitors by both air and sea, the island of St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is characterized by stunning beaches, a rich underwater environment and attractions that will take your breath away. Because of the variety of things to do and see, you'll quickly note that planning your dream vacation is actually quite easy and fun. Cruise ship passengers will enjoy the attractions and excursions that only take a small part of the day while those who are staying on the island for a week or so will enjoy the attractions that last longer, as well as the shorter ones. If you're looking for some great duty-free shopping, you'll find plenty of that here as well.

If you're planning to visit the island during Carnival, then you'll quickly notice that the attractions, excursions and beaches fill up very fast. Because of this, you'll be smart to reserve your tour spot early.

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25 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it's far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more