Hanging out at a pool in January - Top destinations for finding the sun on GlobetrottingMama.com

It’s no secret that given a choice, I’ll choose sun over snow every time. This time of year can be particularly tough for those of us who use cold temperatures and mounting snow as an excuse to stay comfortably tucked away inside our homes. Add in the dark day blues and the idea only seems that much more enticing. The other option? Run away. It’s the perfect time to escape to the sun and sand. We’re just back from Florida ourselves so we couldn’t resist focusing on sunny vacations in this edition of our deals round-up.

Grand Lucayan’s Lighthouse Pointe, Bahamas
This new all-inclusive resort began welcoming guests in December. Book now and take advantage of their limited time introductory promotion, starting at just $150 per person per night. The special introductory promotion is available for booking now through February 10, 2016, for travel through February 29, 2016. To reserve your stay at Lighthouse Pointe, please visit www.GrandLucayan.com.

Sandals, Negril Jamaica
Book a Sandals vacation and enjoy the sun and sand of Jamaica. Right now you can save up to 65%! More info.

Choose Your Own Adventure with Air Canada Vacations
You’ll have to act fast if you want to take advantage of this offer. Book before January 24th and you save the tax and surcharges with Air Canada Vacations. Learn more.

Experience Puerto Rico: The My Puerto Rico Experience Package
The Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa offers a special package so you can enjoy the sun and sand of Guánica, Puerto Rico: includes an upgraded room, a $100 debit card, 20% off on car rental and 20% off non-motorized water sports at the Dive Shop. Rates start at $145 per room, per night. Learn more.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Free at Sea
It’s a great time for a cruise! The Free at Sea promotion from Norwegian Cruise Line means you can pick some amazing add-ons. Learn more.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort
This is on our list for our next Florida adventure. Experience the brand new LEGOLAND Florida resort. When you book early, you save 20%! Learn more.

Global Resorts in Orlando
Mimic our recent vacation to Kissimee, just outside Orlando, with a stay at a Global Resort house rental. They range in size from small condos to 14-bedroom estates and you get the benefit of all that space, fantastic amenities and paying less than you would for a hotel. Plus there are deals to be had: learn more here.

Hating the cold? Book your warm weather vacation and save. You’ll thank me – sometimes all you need is a change of location.