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91 Hot Vacation Getaways

Must-Go Places to Take You Away from Snow Storms & Winter Chills

— February 1, 2011 — World
With snow storms and below-freezing temperatures hitting up North America this winter season, many are wishing to be anywhere else but home right now.

If you've “had it up to here” with shoveling driveways and frostbitten fingers, take a look at these one-of-a-kind island and tropical destinations to escape from the grasp of snow storms and the winter blues.

Implications - Check out hidden island getaways, luxurious floating playgrounds, boutique winery hotels and seductive international spas here. The featured vacation spots are found all over the world in places such as Thailand, Greece and Africa. Browsing through these amazing vacation spots will surely leave you with wanderlust. You may even be ready to pack your bags and hop on the next flight to Bora Bora!
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Ski-Smart Getaways
Ski-Smart Getaways
These Vail Resorts Smart Cards Help You Stay Connected
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Spacial Vacations
Spacial Vacations
Space Traveling in the Works for 2015
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Galactic Hotels
Galactic Hotels
Orbital Technologies Reveals Plans for a Cosmic Hotel in 2016
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Extreme Oceanic Escapes
Extreme Oceanic Escapes
'Disappearing at Sea' is an Aquatic Hideaway
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'Clean Beach' Guarantees
'Clean Beach' Guarantees
The Resort Collection of Panama City Guarantees No Oil Spills There
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Eco Spring Break Escapes
Eco Spring Break Escapes
Student Conservation Association is Greening the Grand Canyon
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Intricately Grand Vacays
Intricately Grand Vacays
The Cap Rocat Hotel is a Restored 19th Century Spanish Military Fortress
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Roman Luxury Suites
Roman Luxury Suites
Babuino 181 Makes for the Perfect Italian Escape
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Serene Hotel Stays
Serene Hotel Stays
Hotel Arena in Amsterdam has Simply Stunning Rooms
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Scenic Rustic Escapes
Scenic Rustic Escapes
The Eco-Friendly Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla
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Harbor-Overhanging Hotels
Harbor-Overhanging Hotels
Ohtel is a Scenic Boutique Vacation Spot in New Zealand
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Hidden Island Getaways
Hidden Island Getaways
Necker Island is a Tucked-Away Caribbean Hotspot
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Hotel Art Nouveau
Hotel Art Nouveau
Old Concept with a New Design
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Catered Vacation Chalets
Catered Vacation Chalets
Moving Mountains Offers Full Service and "100% Vacation Time"
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Idyllic Presidential Getaways
Idyllic Presidential Getaways
The Obama Family Settles on Blue Heron Farm
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Airport Getaways
Airport Getaways
The Mestia Airport by J. Mayer H. Doubles as a Ski Resort
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Virtual Vacations
Virtual Vacations
Test Out Travel Destinations Online Before You Go
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High-Tech Hotels
High-Tech Hotels
The Marriott Woos Media Buffs
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Healthy Hotels
Healthy Hotels
10 American Chains That Promise to Leave You Feeling Recharged
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Harmonious Holiday Homes
Harmonious Holiday Homes
The Scenic and Modern Nowhere But Sajima Resort
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Health-Benefiting Hotels
Health-Benefiting Hotels
The National Heart Centre by Broadway Malyan Will Make You Healthier
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Rentable Towns
Rentable Towns
The Entire Dunton Hot Springs Resort is for Rent
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Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel
Lifestyle Revolution in Manhattan.
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Supercharged Spanish Escapes
Supercharged Spanish Escapes
The Sherry Stringfield Estate Looks Too Cute for Words
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Historical Castle Hotels
Historical Castle Hotels
Versailles Annex Hotel Plans to Save Palace Estate
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Basement Ocean Escapes
Basement Ocean Escapes
The Hat Island Residence is a Retreat I Would Like
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Floating Spa Resorts
Floating Spa Resorts
Studio Noach and Anne Holtrop Design an Eco-Friendly Relaxation Haven
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Sophisticated Luxury Hotels
Sophisticated Luxury Hotels
The House Hotel is a Slice of Lavish Class in the Heart of Istanbul
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Grand Sustainable Resorts
Grand Sustainable Resorts
The ITC Royal Gardenia is the World's Greenest Hotel for Its Size
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Tropical Dream Resorts
Tropical Dream Resorts
The St. Regis Bahia Beach is the Ultimate Dream Vacation Spot
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Exclusive Luxury Retreats
Exclusive Luxury Retreats
The Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda is a Secluded Slice of Paradise
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Illicit Vacation Retreats
Illicit Vacation Retreats
The Iverostar at Varadero is Cuba's Top-Ranked Luxury Hotel
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Ultra Sustainable Hotels
Ultra Sustainable Hotels
Wolgan Valley Resort is the World's First CarboNZero Certified Hotel
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Minuscule Floating Vacation Spots
Minuscule Floating Vacation Spots
The Polygon Resort Fits Up to 6 Visitors
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Zero-Emissions Hotels
Zero-Emissions Hotels
The Eco Villa at Thailands Sonerva Kiri Resort is Off the Grid
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Tranquil Golden Getaways
Tranquil Golden Getaways
The Sol De Oriente Villa is Surrounded by a Supremely Luxe Infinity Pool
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Subterranean Spas
Subterranean Spas
The Reardonsmith Underground Hotel Has More than Surface Appeal
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Hideaway Vacations in the Forest
Hideaway Vacations in the Forest
The Juvet Landscape Hotel
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Gemma del Est Zanzibar: Paradise in Africa
Gemma del Est Zanzibar: Paradise in Africa
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Vibrant Hotel Villas
Vibrant Hotel Villas
The W Hotels Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island is a Gorgeous Getaway
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Wild Eco Retreats
Wild Eco Retreats
West Africa's Resort Spa Channels the African Wild
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New Luxury Hotel Series
New Luxury Hotel Series
Buddha-Bar Hotels & Resorts
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Extreme Tourism
Extreme Tourism
Swimming With Sharks
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Oil Rig Hotels
Oil Rig Hotels
The Seaventures Dive Resort Caters to Aquatic Adventurers
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Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
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Hip Hotel Villications
Hip Hotel Villications
901 Tequila Presents Choosing Private Villas Over All-Inclusive Resorts
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Testosterone-Only Vacations
Testosterone-Only Vacations
Mancation Nation is the Ultimate Vacation Catered to Men
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Boutique Winery Hotels
Boutique Winery Hotels
La Maison Pujol in the South of France is a Modern Rustic Getaway
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Hotel Greenovations
Hotel Greenovations
Portola Hotel and Spa Gets Ecofitted for LEEDs Consideration
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Pandora-Like Vacation Villas
Pandora-Like Vacation Villas
The Villa Sungai Bali Luxury Resort Hotel is Heavenly
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Sensual Serene Getaways
Sensual Serene Getaways
Bask in the Tranquil Settings of the Alila Villas Soori Resort in Bali
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Seductive International Spas
Seductive International Spas
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Offers Piece of Paradise
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Shimmering Sky-Like Hotels
Shimmering Sky-Like Hotels
ARIA Resort and Casino is the Life of the Party in Las Vegas
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Tropical Romantic Hotels
Tropical Romantic Hotels
The 'X2 Koh Samui Resort' in Thailand is Beautiful
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Nature-Inspired Resorts
Nature-Inspired Resorts
The Hansar Samui in Bophut Bay, Thailand is Simply Paradise
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Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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$300 Million Faux Islands
$300 Million Faux Islands
Ocean Reef Islands Project Will Transform Panama City Beach Front
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Hip Habitation Hotels
Hip Habitation Hotels
The Be Tulum Resort is a Getaway at Home With Its Surroundings
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Luxurious Floating Playgrounds
Luxurious Floating Playgrounds
Satisfy Your Guilty Pleasures on the 'Floating Pleasure Islands'
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Minimalist Vacation Spots
Minimalist Vacation Spots
'The Garden and The Sea' Mini Home
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Stone House Hotels
Stone House Hotels
Amanresorts Villa Milocer Montenegro is a Modern Escape in Historic Setting
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Modern Greek Eco Resorts
Modern Greek Eco Resorts
Costa Navarino in Greece has a Positive Impact on the Environment
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In-Room Luxury Pools
In-Room Luxury Pools
The Ikies Resort in Santorini, Greece is so Luxurious it Hurts
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Luxury Camouflaged Resorts
Luxury Camouflaged Resorts
The Aston Martin Resort Will be a Part of the Greenery
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Doghouse Bed & Breakfasts
Doghouse Bed & Breakfasts
Sleep Inside a Giant Beagle at the Dog Bark Park Inn
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Titanic Love Hotels
Titanic Love Hotels
The Queen Elizabeth Love Hotel Makes Your Naughty Nautical Desires Reality
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Luxurious Stone Hotels
Luxurious Stone Hotels
Fasano Luxury Hotels Opens Las Piedras in Uruguay
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Floating Summer Homes
Floating Summer Homes
Lake Huron Home to a Floating House by Michael Meredith of MOS Architects
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Extravagant Fantasy Vacations
Extravagant Fantasy Vacations
The Seven Hotel in Paris Will Give You Seven Unique Experiences
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Luxury Hotel Expansions
Luxury Hotel Expansions
The W Retreat Bali is a Visual Stunner
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Solarized Floating Homes
Solarized Floating Homes
'The Last Resort' from RAFAA Architecture and Design
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Decadent Designer Abodes
Decadent Designer Abodes
The Dean Conley 'Villa Collina' is an Estate Owner's Dream
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Elemental Healing Resorts
Elemental Healing Resorts
The Fivelements Bali Resort Offers Sacred Arts and Raw Food
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$65,000/Night Hotel Rooms
$65,000/Night Hotel Rooms
The Royal Penthouse Suite at President Wilson Hotel in Geneva
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Pop Culture Toon Hotels
Pop Culture Toon Hotels
The Hello Kitty Villa is an Over-Indulgence of the Asian Character
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Extraordinary Eco Resorts
Extraordinary Eco Resorts
The Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is Breathtakingly Beautiful
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$35,000/Day Rental Properties
$35,000/Day Rental Properties
Bridgehampton's Sandcastle Estate is a Pricey Getaway
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Portable Vacation Homes
Portable Vacation Homes
The ‘Blue-Me' Pad Takes Your Home Feel On Holiday
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Hidden Oasis Homes
Hidden Oasis Homes
Feel Like You're on Vacation Everyday in the Resort House
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Hangars as Holiday Destinations
Hangars as Holiday Destinations
The Tanjong Tropical Islands Resort is an Unusual Vacation Spot
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Triangular Jungle Shelters
Triangular Jungle Shelters
V-Houses by Heinz Legler Offer Stunning Views Without Damaging the Land
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Hotels on Stilts
Hotels on Stilts
Angsana's InOcean Villas are Island-Free Vacations in the Maldives
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Amphibian Vacation Homes
Amphibian Vacation Homes
The Waterstudio Watervilla has Submerged Sleeping Quarters
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Cliffhanger Hotels
Cliffhanger Hotels
The Hilton Pattaya Hotel Reaches to the Ends of the Earth in Luxury
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Swanky Sailing Ships
Swanky Sailing Ships
Nothing Says "Luxury Party Boat" Like the Puresang 'Beluga'
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Eco Floating Vacations
Eco Floating Vacations
The Remistudio Ark Hotel is an Intricate Build
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Ballooning Eco Abodes
Ballooning Eco Abodes
These 'Binishells' Structures Bring the Hobbit Shire to Sustainable Reality
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Delightful Docked Dwellings
Delightful Docked Dwellings
The Modern Moored +31Architects 'Watervilla de Omval'
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Forest Canopy Lofts
Forest Canopy Lofts
The Ultimate Tree House Designed by Robert Harvey Oshatz
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Island-Imitating Ships
Island-Imitating Ships
The 'Streets of Monaco' Yacht Brings the Land to Sea
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