As nice as it is to spend the holidays at home, wouldn’t you rather spend it somewhere a little more…exciting? Sure, winter travel can come with bloated airfares, dodgy flying conditions, and airport delays (oh, god, the delays)—but if you do it right, you can score cheap flights and hotel rooms that won’t bankrupt you.
Travel-booking site Kayak mined through their data to pull together a “Holiday Travel Hacker” that clues you in on the best times to travel, the best times to book flights, and the average airfare costs to some of the most affordable destinations. And TripAdvisor, which compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites, crunched the numbers to find out the average room rates across the world to figure out where you can stay for cheap.
Using that info, we’ve rounded up the top 50 destinations you should have on your winter travel bucket list—whether you’re looking for a warm-weather escape or a snow-filled adventure. The best part? Not a single one will break the bank.
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