Where to Go in January

Where to go in January
Where to go in January

Andreas-photography, flickr

Savvy travelers know that timing is everything when it comes to planning a perfect vacation. Whether you're hunting a bargain, or just want to avoid the crowds, knowing how to choose your destination can make the difference between a great budget vacation, and one that's just cheap. The majority of North America feels a big chill during the first month of the year, and prices tend to drop along with the mercury. Here, we've highlighted four places to travel in January, both domestic and farther-flung. The only decision left to make is whether you want to pack up your winter gear or set out in search of warmer weather.