Now that the New Year’s confetti has settled, it’s time to jumpstart the “travel more” resolution. Of course, there’s a smarter strategy for choosing your destination than throwing a dart to a map.
Our friends at Travel & Leisure recently wrote about when to cruise where, based on prices, weather, tourism peaks, and more. We’ve taken their expert recommendations to dry land in this roundup of great properties and resorts you can book through LivingSocial in these destinations. Plus, purchase by January 11 for an extra 10% off when you use promo code TRAVEL2015 at checkout.
When: January – April
GO!: Caribbean/Mexico, South/Central America, Southeast Asia, Netherlands/Belgium
Before you hit your breaking point with the frigid temps, head south of the border for some sunshine and olé action. Visit the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, at 34% savings, and explore the beach, spa, and rain forest, all within walking distance of this magnificent property.
Have the adventure bug? Discover beautiful Chile on this 11-day Patagonian trek (29% off), where you’ll experience everything from serious hiking, to wine tasting, and even a catamaran ride, while soaking up Mother Nature’s most brilliant moments.
Finally, The Four Seasons in Bangkok – need we say more? (Opulence!)
When: May – August
GO!: Mediterranean/Greek Isles, Alaska, Northern Europe/Iceland, Transatlantic Crossing
Explore Athens, Mykonos, and Paros in one fell swoop with this 9-day Greek odyssey (20% off with flights included.) Ancient cities, Mediterranean delicacies, and island hopping await your arrival!
Realize the charm of the Emerald Isle with an 8-day trip to Ireland (50% off). You can pick your own adventures (golf, pubs, riverbank walks, cathedral tours, literally counting sheep) as you tour and explore.
Or, stay stateside. This Alaskan luxury inn and spa offers a woodsy retreat for folks who are looking to let go and disconnect.
When: September – December
GO!: South Pacific/Hawaii, Rhine/Danube Rivers, Antarctica
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (24% off) is the perfect paradise for early birds and night owls alike. You’ll have a full 40 acres of a playground to swim, surf, siesta, and dance the night away (hula preferred.)
Another Four Seasons, Hawaiian style. This Maui resort is rife with world-class amenities and staff, as well as an impeccable beachfront. And, it’s the only AAA 5 Diamond and Mobil 5 Star resort in Hawaii.