100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Cancun, Mexico( Marte Rebollar, AFP/Getty Images / May 11, 2009 )
Distance from Baltimore: 1,393 miles, about a 4-hour flight
Why it's hot: Cancun is ideal for soaking up the sun on its pristine white beaches, but there is plenty more to do. Play in the water, whether you swim, scuba dive, snorkel, fish, or take a boat on a jungle tour. If you are looking for exhilaration, Cancun has a variety of adventure tours. Enjoy zip lining, mountain biking, swimming in the refreshing cenotes and driving through the jungle in an open top jeep. Visit the nature reserves to view Cancuns beautiful plant-life and stunning variety of fauna, including whale sharks, flamingos, monkeys, and more.
Don't miss: Visit the Mayan ruins just south of Cancun, called Ruinas del Rey. The ruins are from the 16th century AD. The ruins include those of a small Mayan fishing village and the platforms of small temples.
Information: To plan your trip to Cancun, visit http://cancun.travel/en/.