Ahhh Winter. Cold, snowy, don’t ever want to leave your house Winter. It’s a wonderful time a year but lets be honest… towards January you’re starting to go a little stir crazy. You’re craving the warmth and going outside without having to put on 100 layers to avoid hypothermia. So many people in the US don’t have a passport because they don’t travel that often and that’s ok! However, finding tropical destinations in the dead of Winter that aren’t abroad isn’t that easy. Well, I have a list of beautifully warm destinations for you to defrost in that you can visit even if you don’t have a passport!
Sanibel Island, Florida- Right off the Southwest coast of Florida this picturesque little island feels worlds away from bustling Fort Myers. I love renting bikes and biking all around, stopping in cute little restaurants for a quick drink or biking right to the beach. Oh, and it’s also the shelling capital of the US!
St. Croix- This smaller USVI is the perfect place for diving and discovering wrecks. Also, this island is home to two bioluminescent bays which is one of the most incredible things to see in person.