If only there was enough time and money to travel the world at your leisure, hitting the world’s most alluring destinations whenever and wherever the mood strikes. Sign me up for that lifestyle. For the rest of us, however, an immense amount of planning goes into a vacation. Knowing when to travel somewhere is just as important as why to travel there. If you don’t like carnival, for example, February isn’t the best time to visit Venice. If you’re planning a trip in 2018, and you have a time frame in mind, but not a location, then here’s some inspiration.
January — Lounge on the Nicaraguan Coast
Okay, pretty much no matter where you are in January, the odds are solid that you’re going to need a healthy dose of two things: rest and sunshine. After the holiday scramble, you’ll need a truly recuperative vacation in a place like the Nicaraguan coast. You can lounge on the sandy beaches or wade into the calm waters for a quick dip in the ocean. Amateur surfers will also get a kick out of the forgiving waves.