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3:41 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

New Girl Talks Resort Visits for the Holidays

Xel Ha Lagoon in Riviera Maya
Xel Ha Lagoon in Riviera Maya
Credit Grand Velas Riviera Maya / flickr

Get out of the cold weather, curl up by your computer, and book your holiday destination tickets today!

That’s the advice from travel contributor Elaine Labalme. She suggests booking early for warm-weather travels and offers five hot spots for the upcoming season.

Las Vegas, NV – Besides the perfect temperatures, check out this all-around destination resort. It’s not just about gambling anymore! Check out Mandalay Bay Hotel for great shows and excellent dining.

Phoenix, AZ – Visit the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain for great views and hiking.

St. Petersburg, FL – Book a room at the “Pink Palace on the Beach,” the Don Cesar Hotel and enjoy what Labalme calls a “magical setting.”

Cancun, MX – Thanks to a mild hurricane season, the beaches at Cancun are perfect this holiday season. Visit the eco-sustainable water resort Xel-Ha while you take a day trip to the Pyramids of Tulum.

Cabo, MX – Labalme enjoys visiting Cabo for celebrity watching and deep-sea fishing!

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