If the holidays make you feel like you need a holiday to recuperate, you might want to wait a bit before heading back to work. January is a great month for travel. Since everyone else is starting the new work year and the kids go back to school, many destinations are crowd free. You might even have that idyllic beach all to yourself! The only question is where to go. Do you want sun and sand or do you prefer snow? Would you like to attend an interesting festival or event? Do you want some time in nature or do you prefer the city lights? Whatever you prefer, there is a destination for you. These are the 20 best places to visit in January around the world.
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
Temperatures this time of year are mild during the day, but chilly at night, so remember to refer to your Mexico packing list accordingly.
Park City, Utah
You’re not going to see the most most expensive movies ever made at the Sundance Film Festival, but you’ll be treated to what could become instant classics.
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
Cebu City, Philippines
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Saint John, New Brunswick
Sodwana Bay National Park, South Africa
Of course, the Government of Canada is flagging China as a risky destination. But, y'know what? Some ice castles are worth the risk.