2014 Travel Report: 9 Dreamy Vacations … Under $2,500

affordable travel 2014There’s something about the stretch of time between Christmas and spring that feels positively never-ending. Days drag on, the cold weather refuses to leave, and even the most charming things about your city start to annoy you.

The cure: Get out of town. And we’re not talking a quick drive to the nearest B&B. You need a true vacation, complete with some indulgences and brag-worthy experiences.

Of course, one vacation definitely does not fit all, so we’ve rounded up our favorite getaways for 2014—and then grouped them into three categories: destinations for couples, families and friends traveling together.

Each trip offers its own unique perks—and all ring in under $2,500 (exclusive of airfare). Most important? They’re guaranteed to banish those winter blahs, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

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  • Luci

    What about singles? Everything is for families, friends or couples. What about being single and wanting to go on vacation.

    • Sienna Smith

      exactly. Sometimes friends can’t come along with you, but you still would like to take a vacation and have that experience. What about that group??

  • Christina Kochan

    So… under $2500 if you are already there, i.e. less the cost of flights (and food). Do you know how much it costs to fly four people to Hawaii??? This list is pointless.

  • Margaret Zettergren

    I have to agree with Christina K. People on a realistic budget are looking for vacation deals that include flight, food, and hotel for a reasonable price. The South of France, NO WAY.