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10 Destinations Made for January

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Ready to ring in the New Year with a little travel? Is your wanderlust getting the best of you? Perhaps your bucket list is getting full? We have you covered with these 10 must-travel destinations tailored to the month of January, from off-season prices to perfect temperatures. Whether it's the beach you are seeking or the slopes, urban centers or the jungle, these locations will ease you into vacation mode. There's only one way to start the year off right and that's with a little travel. 

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Japan | Stay at: Aman Tokyo learn more

Don’t mind the cold? Head on over to Japan for reasonable prices this January. Not to mention, it’s the second sunniest month of the year despite the need for a coat. For sleek, modern lodging with hints of traditional Japanese design, stay at Aman Tokyo. Just steps away from the world-famous Ginza shopping district, you’ll be in the middle of it all.
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South Africa | Stay at: The Silo Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa
Chase South Africa’s hot weather this January. Cape Town is ready for your vacation and so is The Silo Hotel. This waterfront hotel sits above a contemporary art museum. Take in the city from your patio or head on up to the rooftop infinity pool and soak in those Cape Town rays.
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Thailand | Stay at: Amanpuri learn more

Cure your wanderlust in Thailand this January, their peak season with good weather. Stay at Amanpuri resort, which is set on a coconut plantation with ocean views. Book your own villa with a private pool and end your days with the Andaman Sea as your backdrop.
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Costa Rica | Stay at: Nalu Nosara

Costa Rica
January in Costa Rica means you get to enjoy warm weather with little rain. This dry season, check into one of Nalu Nosara’s villas and soak up the beaches of Playa Guiones. Take advantage of their fitness studio with yoga and kickboxing classes. For the folk who love a good surf session and workout, Nalu Nosara will give you Costa Rica’s Pura Vida lifestyle.
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Australia | Eat at: Folk Byron Bay

Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Escape winter by celebrating summer in Australia this January. With warmer weather, you’ll be able to enjoy Folk Byron Bay, an organic, ethical and plant based restaurant. This indoor-outdoor restaurant will have you flirting with the lush greenery that surrounds this little gem of a culinary spot.
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Miami | Stay at: The Miami Beach EDITION learn more

Stay at the pulse of Miami Beach at The Miami Beach EDITION, a waterfront resort that is both chic and luxurious. Head to the beach to take advantage of January’s dry and warm weather or head down to The Miami Beach EDITION’s BASEMENT, a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink, for some entertainment.
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Tulum | Stay at: Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum learn more

Tulum likes to show off in January; their on season with perfect weather. Book your hideaway at Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum, an Art Deco meets Mid Century Modern meets Mexican aesthetic luxury retreat. Located in the middle of the jungle, the town of Tulum will be at your fingertips.
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Indonesia | Eat & Drink at: Twenty Fifth

South Jakarta, Indonesia
Retreat to Jakarta’s tropical climate and revel in the high-seventies, low-eighties weather this January. Grab a cappuccino and a small bite to eat at Twenty Fifth. Might we suggest the berry yoghurt? 
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Nicaragua | Stay at: 99 Surf Lodge

Nicaragua
For those looking for temps in the high eighties this January, stay at 99 Surf Lodge in Nicaragua. Each room comes with an ocean view so that you can check the surf before heading out to the beach. More of a pool enthusiast? Take a dip in their modern pool while enjoying the view of the waves crashing - the best way to experience Nicaragua’s coast.
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Canada | Shop at: Camp Lifestyle + Coffee

Whistler, Canada
Beat the crowds in January and take full advantage of the open slopes in Whistler, Canada. Ski your way through their early season with any of their great deals. If you're looking for a cute coffee shop to warm up with a latte, look no further than Camp Lifestyle + Coffee. Peruse their modern lifestyle store and coffee shop while mastering the art of après ski.
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