My family and I are going on vacation next week. I can hardly wait. I worked throughout the holidays, while all my colleagues were off. And now I just want to kick back and relax. I want to hang out with my kid and my husband without having deadlines and paperwork hanging over my head. This time we're actually going away on vacation - to a warmer climate with family friendly activities. My parents will be joining us. Of course, I had to plan this months in advance. That's part of my joy. Planning a vacation also gives me something to which I can look forward (see blog on Post-Holiday Blues).
Now is the perfect time to plan a getaway if you can afford it. Many of you probably live in a part of the world, where it's cold in January and February. Because so many people take vacations during the holidays or in the summer, there are usually great deals for beach trips or cruises, especially for January. You don't have to look any further than About.com to get started. These are some of my favorite travel sites on the network: