Winter never seems too bad at first. But after a while, when the cold prevents your car from starting and the snow turns to gray, this season starts to get the better of us. Don't worry: U.S. News has come up with a list of vacation destinations to help you defeat your seasonal doldrums and cure the wintertime blues. Vote for your favorite spots to help solidify next year's ranking.
This winter’s forecast: plenty of snow, and even more travelers fleeing it. That’s the message, at least, from Travel + Leisure readers.
We share the first 20, for the other 16, please visit TravelAndLeisure.com.
No. 1 San Juan, P.R.
Cruising, in general, has a reputation for being a form of travel tailored more toward the older, retired set; cruising in Alaska even more so. But with many of the state’s most beautiful sites only reachable by boat, it’s the perfect way to see America’s last frontier, even for the younger folks. We found a recent cruise from Seattle up through the Inside Passage to be anything but akin to a week in a nursing home. We were met with adventurous fellow cruisers, made some great inter-generational friends, and found a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.
If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip.
Security & Health
1. Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.