These 10 unlikely destinations are the best (and most affordable) places to visit in January

If you're looking to revamp or recharge at the start of the new year, one of the best ways to do so is by taking a vacation. According to statistics, 73 percent of people gain at least one major health benefit from leisure travel. And to be honest, who wouldn't want to shake the winter chills than with a quick trip to somewhere warm and sunny.

While flights do typically increase at the beginning of the new year, if you wait a week or two the prices can drastically drop. In fact, the entire month of January up until Valentine's Day in February is a slow season so it's the perfect time to book travel.

Whether you're seeking a thrilling adventure or want to relax under the sun with an ice-cold drink, there are a few good destinations to consider visiting in July. Take a look at these surprisingly affordable locales to travel to this month in the slideshow below: