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Start the new year off right with a Southeast Asian tropical escape.
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Go ahead, spread out under these palm trees, that’s what they’re here for.

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Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos (Photo Courtesy of Beaches Resorts)

A polar vortex is making its way across the US, and we have 10 ways to escape this bone-chilling, cold weather. Our Travel’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts will inspire you to visit a luxurious, warm-weather destination. Kick of the new year right with a trip to one or more of our favorite resorts.

Our panel of advisors — including Hotel Impossible‘s hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri, hospitality consultant Shane Green and travel personality Jimmy Im – share their favorite all-inclusive resorts, which include Hermitage Bay in Antigua, Mii amo Spa in Sedona, AZ, and Travaasa Hana in Maui, HI.

After you take a look at our panelists’ favorite resort picks, feel free to suggest other resorts that you think should’ve made our list. Add them to the comment section on our Fan Favorite page. We’ll get fans to vote on a few recommended resorts — and the winner will be added as the 11th pick on our Best All-Inclusive Resorts list. So warm things up and dive into our hot list of all-inclusive resort picks.

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A far cry from the recent reality TV portrayal of the Jersey Shore, Cape May is a genteel stretch of shoreline off the busier path.
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Meander amid the town’s melange of fortified ancient walls, brightly colored houses, round medieval towers and its famous Roman-forged footpath.
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Offering 5-star service in a family friendly setting, the St. Regis resort stands out as one of the islands top luxury stays.
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Tourists may flock to the Italian Riviera’s Cinque Terre to walk the 5 seaside towns, but a less-trafficked and equally appealing option lies roughly 45 miles north.
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Dreaming of a tropical getaway, but don’t know where to go? Want to bask on beautiful beaches, but don’t want to cross several times zones to get there? Puerto Rico, just a quick 2-½ hour flight from Miami, is as close as it gets to an island paradise.  Temperatures year-round hover between a perfect 75 to 85 degrees.  If that doesn’t convince you, here are 5 more reasons to visit Puerto Rico.

1.    No Passport Required

Forgot to renew your passport? Don’t worry; you can still take a trip to Puerto Rico. While this exotic isle may seem like a world away with its rich Spanish culture and exotic beaches, it’s still part of the US making it a no-passport-required vacation. One less thing to (forget to) pack.

2.    Glow-in-the-Dark Sea Creatures

Don’t let the name Mosquito Bay scare you – it is not the world’s most mosquito-infested bay. Also known as Bioluminescent Bay, this lagoon in Vieques is home to tiny glowing creatures that light up the bay at night in trails of blue phosphorescence. Rent a kayak on a moonless night for the best viewing of this amazing glow-in-the-dark phenomenon.

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Cheap winter getaways

Cheap winter getaways: Add San Juan to the list (Photo: Getty Images)

Whether you’re looking to escape the winter cold or chase it, there are plenty of affordable places to visit this winter without breaking the bank. Several airlines are running amazing winter fare sales on domestic and international destinations, many under $300 round-trip. Here are 5 of the cheapest winter fares right now.
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Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage on Monday, which should draw even more happy couples to the Aloha State. The law also allows couples to register for a license and be married the same day, a move that is sure to appeal to plenty of tourists.

How much of an appeal? Sumner La Croix, an economist at the University of Hawaii -Manoa, tells NPR that the legalization of gay marriage in Hawaii could boost tourism in the state by as much $217 million over the next 3 years.

“Same-sex couples will be attracted to Hawaii for the same reasons that opposite-sex couples are attracted to Hawaii,” said La Croix. “It’s the great weather, it’s the warm water, it’s the beautiful scenery. And it’s also the aloha spirit.”

We couldn’t agree more at Travel Channel. We’ve lauded combining your wedding with your honeymoon on the Hawaiian Islands thanks to the year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets.

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