Fascinating Travel Locations To Escape The Cold

Winter is almost over, but it seems like the cold doesn’t let up until at least April if you’re in the northeast like us!  With recent snowfall and the fact that Punxsutawney Phil is probably a compulsive liar, you may want to consider a few of these travel destinations for some of that vacation time that you’ve been saving up!

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He also said that Ghostbusters 3 was going to happen. It didn’t.

We also wanted to compile a list for the more adventurous traveler, since simple beach getaways, while nice, can be a little boring.  Try something different and have something to actually write home about (or at least brag about at the water cooler).  We’ve got some great ideas for your next trip and we’ve got some great deals on our Priceline.com page that can save you a ton on your next hotel booking!  Bon Voyage!

1. New Orleans, Louisianafrench quarter

Why not start domestically, and check out the Big Easy now that Mardi Gras is over!  New Orleans is rather temperate this time of year, so it won’t be that drastic of a change for most, but it’s warm enough that you can at least break out the short sleeves or that dress that you got on clearance once it got cold.  New Orleans has proven itself to be a tenacious city that hasn’t let recent tragedy keep it down.  After all, it is the birthplace of jazz!  With a vibrant restaurant scene and the historical French Quarter, New Orleans is a destination for history buffs and foodies alike!

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Also, pretty much everyone can agree that beignets are delicious!

2. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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While the ticket prices for the next few entries are rather expensive, the cost of travel in country more than makes up for it.  Addis Ababa is probably not on the tip of most Americans’ tongues when they think vacation, but it probably should be.  The Ethiopia of the 90s is a distant memory and tourists are missing out by not checking out the rapidly developing country.  Addis Ababa has incredible things to see including the National Museum that houses “Lucy” which is considered to be one of the earliest human hominids ever found.

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“And you think you’ve had a rough couple of years!”

As far as food goes, however, Addis Ababa has amazing food and even better coffee!  Spicy, cheap, and delicious, Ethiopian food has gained a bit of a following in the US, and it’s even better in Ethiopia.  The weather this time of year is also perfect with sunny days and weather ranging from the mid-70s to low 80s.

3. Bangkok, Thailandbangkok

Certainly the hotter of the destinations that we’ve compiled here, Bangkok sees many days in the low-90s year round, but the humidity this time of year is much lower, making this the time to go.  As you may be able to tell at this point we’re pretty into food here, and in Bangkok you’ll have access to the spiciest curries, the most savory Pad Thai, and more!

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“Heat level ranges from volcanic to sun. Water can be prepared mild.”

Bangkok is also another relatively inexpensive city, which means that your dollars are going to go much further.  You’ll be able to see incredible shrines like the Wat Pho and other historical sites, while also touring a city that has seen an explosion of skyscraper buildup in recent years. More importantly you’ll get to experience Bangkok’s exciting street life and impressive history.

4. Cairo, Egyptcairo

Despite a rather tumultuous couple of years in the Egyptian capital, a trip to Cairo now is a pretty good plan if you’re looking to save money and have a real adventure.  Egypt has been desperate for tourism and you can save big on accommodations and sightseeing.  Safety is actually quite good after a few rocky years, however, tourism has been significantly down, which means that many of the tourist sites are free of the long queues that defined them in the past.  If you’re looking for the ability to see the Pyramids without a huge crowd getting in the way, now is the time to go to Cairo.

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“What are these ‘Bangles’ you speak of and why do they think we walk like this?”

Also, the weather this time of year is near perfect for short-sleeves which should be a welcome change after all of this snow!  Also, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the food.  Check out the Egyptian national staple, Koshari, which is a plate of pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chickpeas, served with a spicy tomato sauce!  You can also have some delicious Turkish coffee to give you the boost you need to navigate the serpentine streets of the city!

So how can I save big on travel?

Here at Aha! Coupons, we know that you’re looking for the best deals.  If you consider any of these destinations and need to book that hotel ASAP, get awesome deals, promo codes, and coupon codes through our Priceline.com portal.  Travel today and make great memories that will last a lifetime!

                                             

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