Sizzling summer and wondrous winter vacations

As the seasons turn and change, so do our favorite travel destinations. Many people will hold out for the hot weather to hit in June before making their move. A summer vacation to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach, perhaps? A jaunt to the Spanish Costa del Sol, if you're lucky? Others prefer the snow. Winter vacations herald the slopes of Park City, Vermont, Vail, you name it. But let's not forget spring vacations, either, which can involve hiking trails in wildflower-strewn Alps or sipping rum punches in the Caribbean.

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Christmas vacations you'll never forget

One way to make that next festive period extra special is to plump for a Christmas vacation. Whether it's just you and someone special or the whole family crew, there's sure to be somewhere to fit the bill perfectly. Big alpine lodges and ski chalets sit in snow-mantled mountain ranges from the US to Europe and beyond, so you can get that fix of cold winter weather and spend Christmas morning whizzing down the pistes of Vail or Aspen to suggest just two – that's before retiring to the hot tub, of course. Sun is an option, too. Villas and condos beckon to always-warm spots like the Florida Keys or the Caribbean, which means soaking up some rays before present giving could be the order of the day.

Awesome spring break ideas

Short on spring break ideas? Look no further. There's inspiration aplenty to go around. Whether you want to get lost in the carnivals of Rio or hop sazerac bars in the Big Easy, do keg stands on the beaches of PCB or enjoy R&R in the Caribbean, you're sure to uncover something that stokes the wanderlust. It's all just a question of deciding what you want to do with your time off between February and April. It's a top time of year to travel, what with ski slopes still open and good weather in full swing elsewhere.

Discover the best places to visit in summer

Summer is the most popular time to pack up the bags and head off on an escape. And why not? When the weather is warm, the sun's a-shining, and good vibes are flowing all over, there's no better time to search for a little hard-earned rest. And there are destinations by the bucket load, too. From the glistening alpine lakes of California to the glowing beachfronts of South Carolina to the wild coast of Oregon, there's bound to be a place that fits your requirements.

Choosing the best winter vacations

Winter vacation – it's certainly no oxymoron. Just check out the skiing that's on the menu. From Vail to Squaw Valley, the French Alps to Italy, you can don the salopettes and be whizzing down powdered pistes to your heart's content. But don't go thinking snowy trips are the only option. They most certainly are not. A trade – winter for summer – is only a short flight away. The Caribbean and the beaches of southern Florida see to that. Oh, and if you're wanting to shorten the bucket list a little, January and February are also bargain times to hit Rome, Paris, London – the list goes on.