Winter vacations don’t always have to be synonymous with overeating and obnoxious relatives (but even if they are, you certainly deserve another trip that’s all about you). Here, we’ve compiled our favorite picks for a cold-weather escape, whether you fancy zooming down the slopes, sipping hot toddies by the fire, or enjoying the culinary and cultural booms in places like Houston and Cape Town. Another bonus: If you travel during the first few weeks of January, you’re likely to score great deals on hotels and airfare. Here's where you should go this winter.
By Blane Bachelor