If the visions of sugar plums dancing in your head look more like sweet beach scenes, blissfully exotic escapes, and enchanting new destinations, you’re in luck.

It’s easier to break away from Dallas than you might think this winter; these all-inclusive adventures to lands far (and very far!) away have you covered — without breaking the bank. Some of these trips will even cost you less than $100 a day on average!

So, grab your passport; pack your bags; and indulge your wanderlust. After all, travel is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Negril, Jamaica

Price: From $819

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Nestled on a picturesque stretch of Bloody Bay Beach (bad name; beautiful beach), the Riu Negril resort is loaded with lush island scenery and all the activities you could want, including water sports like scuba diving, kayaking, and windsurfing. Five onsite restaurants (think Italian and Asian, along with a steakhouse and authentic Jamaican barbecue at the beach) will keep you well-fueled throughout this four-day trip. And, the Renova Spa, a full-service beauty and wellness center, will keep you well-rejuvenated in between your beach days.

Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can always pull yourself away from the resort to go on an excursion to the Mayfield Falls and the natural pool at the Blue Hole Mineral Spring. Or, head to Seven Mile Beach, the Great Morass, or the Roaring River.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from DFW International Airport
  • 3 nights of all-inclusive accommodations in a standard room at Riu Negril
  • All meals and snacks, including buffet and à la carte dining options
  • Unlimited imported and domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily activities and nightly entertainment
  • Supervised activities for children
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities

Hotel amenities:

  • Five restaurants and six bars
  • Three pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing
  • Kids’ club
  • Spa (fees apply)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fitness center
  • Beach volleyball and tennis courts
  • Free WiFi

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Cancun, Mexico

Price: From $499

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If the Caribbean is calling your name, answer the call with this steal of a getaway that will have you chillin’ under the sun for under $500. You really won’t need to leave the Occidental Costa Cancun resort’s oceanfront location, whether you’re kayaking, paddle boarding, or working on that winter tan. The hotel also has a massive outdoor pool, and since you’re saving so much money on the trip, you might even want to treat yourself to a massage at the spa — in between checking out the restaurant and bar scene, naturally.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from DFW International Airport
  • 3 nights of all-inclusive accommodations in a double room at Occidental Costa Cancun
  • All meals and snacks
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily activities and nightly entertainment
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities

Hotel amenities:

  • Four restaurants and two bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and salon (fees apply)
  • Kids’ club (ages 4 to 11)
  • Fitness center
  • Kayaks and paddleboats
  • Water aerobics and beach volleyball
  • Evening shows

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Costa Rica

Price: From $749

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This eight-day vacation in Costa Rica is a dream — a dream come true. You get the best of all worlds in this paradise of a place, as you’ll be splitting your time between three destinations — La Fortuna, Santa Theresa, and San José — to experience the country’s varied natural landscapes as well as its largest city. There’s no itinerary, so how you spend your time is up to you.

In La Fortuna, your bungalow overlooks Arenal Volcano and is surrounded by lush vegetation; plus, it’s only a short drive to La Fortuna Waterfall and the Arenal Hanging Bridges. At Santa Theresa in the Puntarenas province, you’re never far from beaches, national parks, and nature reserves. As for San José, you’ll have convenient access to many local attractions including the Costa Rican Art Museum, the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and the Poas Volcano as well as the Jade Museum.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas-Love Field Airport
  • 3 nights of accommodations at Eco Villas in La Fortuna
  • 3 nights of accommodations at Hotel Playa Santa Teresa in Santa Teresa
  • 1 night of accommodations at Best Western Irazu in San José
  • Includes daily breakfast at all resorts

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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Price: From $559

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The beauty of a white-sand beach is literally at your footsteps with this vacay that has you tripping to the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum in the naturally vibrant Riviera Maya. Whether you’re enjoying a tropical drink from the beach bar, hitting the crystal waves, or indulging in Brazilian and Mexican delights at the resort’s restaurants, you’ll have plenty to do with your four nights in this paradise.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas-Love Field Airport
  • 4 nights of all-inclusive Superior room at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
  • All meals and snacks
  • Unlimited local drinks, beer, and soft drinks in the hotel’s bars
  • In-room minibar with soft drinks, water, and beer (restocked daily)
  • Kids’ club (ages 4 to 11)
  • Paddle surfing, kayaking, tennis, and snorkeling (one hour per day)
  • Free entry to the nightclub at Hacienda Doña Isabel with local drinks included (18 and over)
  • Hotel taxes and tips
  • Exchange privileges with Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa

Hotel amenities:

  • Three pools
  • Five restaurants
  • Seven bars
  • Gym
  • Kayaks and snorkeling gear
  • Soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • Spa (fees apply)
  • Kids’ club and water park
  • Casino
  • Free WiFi in the lobby

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Rome, Italy

Price: From $599

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Fall in love with the romance of Rome, as you explore Italy’s revered capital city on a six-day arts and culture getaway. You’ll be able to choose your own itinerary, but you should absolutely see the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo painted his famous frescoes as well as the ancient Colosseum and the iconic cathedral (and one of the largest churches in the world), St. Peter’s Basilica. Get a great view — and a mini workout — by climbing the Spanish Steps.

And, of course, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain after sampling all the gelato you can eat. You’ll be staying at the Hotel Villafranca, which is strategically positioned in the city center and a quick walk from the Castro Pretorio Metro Station, so you’ll have easy access to all of the major sights and scenes. This trip only departs from New York City, but it’s such a good deal at $599 that it’s hard to pass up — especially when you can easily find an inexpensive flight to the Big Apple.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from New York City
  • 4 nights of accommodations at Hotel Villafranca
  • Daily breakfast

 Optional tours and upgrades:

  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour at 8:15 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. on day 3 ($73/person)
  • Ancient Rome tour at 1:45 p.m. on day 3 ($54/person)
  • Street food tour in the heart of Rome at 10:30 a.m. on day 4 ($69/person)
  • Naples and Pompeii tour with lunch from Rome at 7:30 a.m. on day 5 ($170/person)

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Rome, Florence, and Venice

Price: From $899

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Speaking of Rome, if you have a few extra days (and dollars), upgrade to this hotel- and airfare-inclusive package that’s a nine-day tour of some of Italy’s most celebrated cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. And, at $899, you’re basically spending less than $100 a day to live la dolce vita. We won’t remind you of the enchantment of Rome, but as for Florence, that’s where you’ll find the center of Italy’s art scene where artists like Michelangelo and Botticelli did their best work — and where the famous David statue stands.

The canals of Venice are also magical, and you should definitely experience them on a gondola ride. Find a cheap flight from Dallas to Atlanta or New York City; one of those hubs is where you’ll be hopping your plane to Italy.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Atlanta or New York City
  • Second-class rail from Rome to Florence
  • Second-class rail from Florence to Venice
  • 3 nights of accommodations at Hotel Taormina, Hotel Rome Pisana, or similar in Rome
  • 2 nights of accommodations at the Hotel Cimabue or similar in Florence
  • 2 nights of accommodations at the Smart Hotel Holiday or similar in Venice
  • Daily breakfast

Optional tours and upgrades:

  • Rome hop-on-hop-off bus tour (48 hours from $48/person)
  • Espresso and gelato walking tour (small groups; from $80/person)
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill morning walking tour (from $70/person)
  • Florence hop-on-hop-off bus tour (24 hours from $36/person)
  • Original Florence walking tour (from $45/per person)
  • Venice hop-on-hop-off bus tour (24 hours from $31/person)
  • Private gondola ride (from $95/person)
  • Discover Venice tour with shared gondola ride (from $70/person)

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Price: From $1,149

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Santa comes early with this splurge-worthy deal that will have you waking up to the sound of waves and the scent of sea breezes. If it seems a bit pricey, we will just remind you that the average nightly rate alone for a suite at this oceanfront, four-star luxury resort tips the scale at more than $430 and up — and that doesn’t include airfare and everything else that's included in this package. We’ll let you do the math; meanwhile, we’ll just be here dreaming of this Cabo fantasy that should definitely become a reality.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas-Love Field Airport
  • 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations in an ocean-view junior suite at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa
  • Unlimited access to gourmet à la carte dining
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed minibar with soft drinks, bottled water, and beer
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars, and entertainment venues
  • All taxes and gratuities included

Hotel amenities:

  • Eight all-inclusive dining options including an adults-only French restaurant
  • Four bars, including two swim-up bars
  • Three pools
  • Spa
  • Kids’ club (ages 3 to 12)
  • Volleyball, soccer, and tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Spanish and dance lessons

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Price: From $649

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Iceland is the darling of the travel world right now, as it seems everyone is exploring its otherworldly natural wonders that include the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the Northern Lights. The winter season is the best time for a chance to see the aurora borealis because of the shorter days and darker nights, so you’re right on target. Other sights to see? Chase waterfalls at Gullfoss; the falls cascade down two ledges surrounded by carpeted green hillsides.

And the Hallgrimskirkja is a stunning, highly Instagrammable church in downtown Reykjavik. You’ll just have to get yourself to New York City, Chicago, Boston, or Los Angeles (check out these cheap flight options), but that’s a small added price to pay for this darling of a deal.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from New York City, Chicago, Boston, or Los Angeles
  • 3 nights of accommodations at CenterHotel Plaza, Fosshotel Lind, or CenterHotel Arnarhvoll in Reykjavik
  • Daily breakfast
  • Northern Lights tour (subject to weather conditions; sightings cannot be guaranteed)

Optional tours and upgrades:

  • Half-day Reykjavik city tour on day 2 ($65/person)
  • Blue Lagoon experience on day 3 ($145/person)
  • Full-day Golden Circle tour on day 4 ($95/person)

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Bangkok, Thailand

Price: From $599

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Brimming with ancient temples, floating markets, Buddhist monasteries, street food, shops, and more, Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok clearly affords a lot of bang for your buck. And, you’ll have nearly a week to experience it all on this excursion that jets off from Los Angeles. You can find a flight deal to LAX from Dallas here, then get your palate primed for all that pad Thai you’ll be savoring as you wander the street markets and glimpse the best of Thailand’s fascinating past and present.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • 5 nights of accommodations at Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom

Optional tours:

  • Chao Phraya dinner cruise on day 3 ($85/person)
  • Half-day Bangkok city tour with visit to temples on day 4 ($49/person)
  • Siam Niramit show and dinner on day 4 ($73/person)
  • Half-day Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha tour on day 5 ($53/person)
  • Thai dinner and cabaret show on day 5 ($62/person)
  • Full-day historical Ayutthaya tour with cruise and lunch on day 6 ($77/person)

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Paris, France

Price: From $599

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Paris is always a good idea —, especially at this price! Don’t let the winter hold you back from escaping to the City of Light; it’s just as magical as in the spring, what with all the Christmas markets and festivities. You’ll have the opportunity to explore at your leisure — or you can add-on a tour. But, no matter what, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Élysées, and Arc de Triomphe should be high on your list. And, you should probably go see the Mona Lisa, too, at the Louvre.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from New York City (find a flight to NYC here!)
  • 4 nights of accommodations at Courtyard by Marriott Paris Arcueil or similar in Acrueil
  • Daily breakfast

Optional tours:

  • Paris double-decker coach tour on day 3 ($20/person)
  • Grand Louvre walking tour on day 4 ($70/person)
  • Versailles Apartments tour on day 5 ($96/person)

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