If you know me, you know that saying goodbye to January and its cold weather are not hard things for me to do. Hibernation is my super power. And though my husband and kids enjoy the winter months, even they seem ready ready to embrace a warm-weather beachfront vacation. Tiding us over until we can actually make the getaway happen…dreaming about some of the warm weather trips that made us smile already and a few we have yet to explore.

Where is your favourite place to go for a hearty dose of Vitamin D? Here are some of ours.

Costa Rica

My trip to Costa Rica in 2015 created a lot of favourite travel memories. Like making friends with this little guy.

costa rica sloth

Costa Rica is great for more than just the wildlife (thought it’s pretty amazing to see the country’s natural inhabitants). Whether you are looking to lie around in the sun, or you want a more active vacation, you will find it in this warm weather, eco-travel and adventure destination. Accommodations like the ones at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens give you that rustic jungle experience. Go for a package there to make the most of your dollar and itinerary. Learn more.


If you are looking to immerse yourself in a new cultural experience, try Thailand. We’ve been up and down across the country exploring everything from the amazing festivals to the elephant sanctuaries to the incredible beaches. Now there’s a new reason to visit. The new Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. The hotel is offering an opening deal that makes it even more affordable to stay at this luxury spot. Learn more here.

Canary Islands, Spain

For a vacation a little off the beaten path, but the ultimate in luxury getaways, look to the Canary Islands in Spain. Check out the Seaside Los Jameos Playa in Lanzarote for family-friendly paradise. This 4-star hotel on the beach offers plenty of activities to keep kids busy, like The Mini Club with crafts and an animation team! And with two pools designed just for kids, you can be sure little ones will be happy. Learn more here where you can also search specials (including incentives for families).

Where is your favourite warm weather destination?