Like most Canadians, the goal during the winter is to escape to sun destinations during some of the hardest months of the year. Southern Florida like Disney World in Orlando, Puerto Vallarta in the Dominican Republic, Cozumel in Mexico, the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, and any island in Hawaii promises to be a great time. These are some of our favourite sunny spots in North America, perfect for making the most of this time of year.
And the best ways to get there on a budget is of course to use Rakuten.ca and get Cash Back with your online bookings. Book with Air Canada Vacation, Travelocity, and even Groupon Getaways to score some of the best deals for your time in the sun. There are always amazing travel deals this time of year for Canadian snowbirds, so be sure to plan the one that’s best for your family.
Be sure to pack all the essentials. Bathing suits from Bikini Village, sandals from the Shoe Warehouse, and of course the perfect beach-to-party outfit can be found at Hudson's Bay year-round. Hats in all shapes and sizes and for all teams from Lids.
Don’t forget sunscreen, travel-size toiletries, magazines and snacks for the plane ride, and more. You can stock up on everything you need at Shoppers Drugmart. And no vacation would be complete without photographic memories. Sure you can use your smartphone, but you can also get amazing cameras from Canon and Henry's. After all, no one will believe you swam with sharks or manatees or dolphins if you don’t have pictures to prove it.