There's nothing to pull you out of the winter doldrums like a vacation in a beautiful sunny spot. The most famous getaway destinations can be both crowded and expensive, but the world is full of lesser-known locations for a winter sojourn, like the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia.
Noted for being a beautiful, lush and tropical destination with easy accessibility, St. Lucia has oodles of small and luxurious resorts filled with color and flare. Many of these are all inclusive- resorts, all perfect for luxury, romance and family. With year-round temperatures of 80-degrees, St. Lucia is comprised of lush and tropical rain forests. Based on a volcanic island, mud baths and visiting the crater are popular activities. If you’re in the mood for a day trip or two, visit Martinique, its cheap (only $57!), easy and well worth it.
Every Friday the locals and travelers come together for a street party and to fry up in the streets. Whole lobster costing as little as $15, and fish cakes costing as little as a few cents, this is a great budget-friendly activity!
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