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Travel Tuesday: Best Winter Getaways

For Travel Tuesday, Pursuitist’s award-winning travel editor Christopher Parr visited Live at 4 CBS and shared the best winter getways.

For families looking for a fun getaway, it is the perfect time to go to Walt Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Many airports offer direct flights to Orlando and Los Angeles. Airline tickets range from $200 per person round trip, with Frontier and United.

The immersive new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has opened this year. Additionally, a new Star Wars attraction, The Rise of the Resistance has opened this week at Walt Disney World and next month in Disneyland.

Hotel at both Disneyland and Disney World range from $150 to $600 per night.

For adults on a budget, this is the ideal time to go to Puerto Rico. This Caribbean island offers sunny beaches, mojitos and is a very safe and affordable destination.

The island has largely recovered from Hurricane Maria and is offering terrific hotel rates, ranging from $150 to $300 per night. Direct flights from Chicago to San Juan cost $800 round trip. But I found connecting flights out of many major metros starting at $500.

If money is no issue, and if you’re looking for a more high-end experience, I recommend the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis. It truly is like escaping to paradise.

Park Hyatt St Kitts is a wonderful new hotel that has opened on St Kitts, which is a remarkable 5 star luxury hotel.

On the island of Nevis you’ll find the newly renovated Four Seasons Resort, which also is a 5 star destination perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.

Flights cost a bit more and the travel time is a bit longer. Per night, these properties range from $600 to $800 per night.

Three things to avoid in planning your trip.

Don’t get travel insurance.
Avoid the upsell on websites. Travel insurance is usually included if you purchase with a credit card.

Don’t get a bundle or package deal from a third party site
Don’t get bumped. Always buy directly with the hotels and airlines.

Don’t check a bag. Carry on instead.
Learn to travel light. Less is more. Don’t worry about lost bags.

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