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If you live in an area where winter gets real, you know there’s nothing more satisfying than escaping the cold!

Although winter destinations are typically more expensive due to the holidays, avoiding tourist traps and peak season countries are the best way to live it up on a beach and soak in some sun for a few days. Here are a few of my favorite beach getaways for the end of the year that won’t break the bank!

Caribbean Mexico

Riviera Maya

Mexico is perhaps my favorite beach getaway destination. Mainly because the prices from Houston are so cheap around this time of the year! You can also expect to find flights less than $300 roundtrip from several cities like New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago. All-Inclusive resorts are always my go to in Mexico. In places like Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres (all close to Cancun airport), an all-inclusive stay can help keep you under a $600 budget easily! Imagine traveling on a budget and coming back with money, umm hell yes!

Hawaii

Who cares if the volcanoes are erupting?! Just kidding…a little. Hawaii is truly a sight to see and winter might be one of the best times of the year to do that! Kauai is a beautiful archipelago in Hawaii and is best known for its lush rainforest and dramatic cliffs, just like the movies! Flights from Houston and other cities can be found for $350-$400, which is a pretty good deal compared to their peak season. Don’t worry about the weather either, November and December only get up to 17 days of rain a month…*Did you know that Hawaii’s nickname is the Rainbow state? I’ve experienced that first hand a few years ago visiting Honolulu. It rained so hard my first day, when the rain stopped I saw the brightest rainbow I’ve ever seen! That was also the only day of rain during my trip.

Dominican Republic

Who can deny the DR? The culture, the food, the beach! Punta Cana or Puerto Plato are still reasonably cheap in the winter from certain cities. Although you may pay into the $500s for a flight, this destination makes up for it in resort prices. Here you can find 4 star resorts for as low as $100 a night!

Ready to getaway? Schedule your travel quote here for only $20*. Packages as low as $481 per person, $200 deposit! (*Amount will be applied to travel if you choose to book a vacation package)

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