[15 August 2014 Last updated at 15:03]

Top travel destinations in January

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Top travel destinations in January
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If you've already considered warm winter destinations in the US to escape the winter months this year, but you're fancying other options, how about jetting out to a tropical or an exotic destination instead?

If you fancy it, I have for you some great ideas on travel destinations that you can escape to this January:

Caribbean/ Central America

If you’re looking for ideas on tropical destinations close to home, places such as Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America boast some great travel choices to spend a vacation this January. Some of these places include:

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is definitely one of the ‘hottest’ destinations in the Caribbean in January, not only because the weather is great (around 73° F average) and you won’t get much rain, but also because it’s whale watching season so, you’ll get a chance of spotting the amazing humpback whales.
Popular Beaches in Puerto Rico
During January, you’ll also find a lot happening in Puerto Rico like festivals and events such as the popular Three King’s Day. Puerto Rico is also a great travel destination if you’re a US traveler since you won’t need a passport.

Belize

Belize is located in Central America bordering the southeast of Mexico and Guatemala, and it’s another excellent tropical destination to escape to this winter. You’ll find great weather in Belize (around 81° F), though the northern Belize sees the least amount of rainfall.

Top places to visit in Belize
Belize pretty much has it all, and you can do anything from visiting the Marine Heritage Sites and Mayan ruins, to exploring cayes such as Ambergris Caye where you can enjoy doing scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, etc.

South America

If you still fancy a tropical destination further afield, look no further than South America. Two great destinations choices to get away to this January include:

Trujillo

Trujillo Peru is located along the stunning Peruvian coastline in northern Peru. Trujillo Peru boasts Mayan ruin sites and plenty of interesting museums such as the Archeological museum where you can see Mayan artifacts such as coins, murals and pottery items.
things to do in Trujillo
Trujillo is also one of the best places in Trujillo to soak in great culture, especially at night, where you can enjoy salsa music and live music bands. During January, you can also enjoy many events in Trujillo such as the “La Marinera” dance contest, and the beautiful Peruvian “Paso Horses”.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is, without a doubt, one of the most attractive, sexiest and most beautiful cities in the world, and not just Brazilian people. The weather (around 84° F ) and beaches such as Copacabana do live up to the hype and it’s truly a bit of paradise on earth.
popular tourist destinations in Brazil
Rio’s attractions and things to do are also plentiful and varied such as visiting museums, palaces, and monasteries, as well as enjoying fine dining, great nightlife and attending a game of soccer to see the intensity and passion Brazilian soccer in known for.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is certainly a popular vacation spot all year-round for budget travelers, but it’s also a great destination to go to if you’re looking for an exotic and luxurious vacation without breaking the bank.

best beaches in SE Asia
There are loads of top travel destinations in January to escape in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hanoi Vietnam and Goa India that you’ll be spoiled for choice. Two of the best destinations in January include:


Bangkok

Located in southern Thailand, the capital city of Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and also one of the best places to find regular an affordable airfare in Thailand because of the city’s two international airports.
must see places in Bangkok
Bangkok is known for being a hot and humid place to be, but during January, the weather is actually much cooler with temperatures averaging 84° F. Bangkok is also known for two things, religious temples such as the temple of the reclining Buddha, as well as open-air markets where you can get absolute bargains and haggle for items already at rock-bottom prices.

Singapore

Known as a paradise haven for shopaholics, Singapore has also a warm and humid weather all through the year, and like Bangkok, you’ll find that January is one of the best times to visit Singapore.
places to visit in Singapore
Singapore isn't just one of the top travel destinations in January because of the shopping opportunities, which are endless and tax-free for tourists, but also because of the cultural attractions and fun  things to do such as taking a night safari tour, and visiting the famed Sentosa Island, which is home to a Universal Studios and amazing theme park.

Tourism is slower during January which means cheaper hotel prices and cheaper airfare, and with a large expat community in the city, it'll almost feel like being home.

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