Have some extra carried over PTO days? You don’t need to wait until summer to go anywhere–start off 2014 right by booking a vacation now!


If you’re craving a trip that balances adventure with relaxation, consider staying at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa. It has been named the “#1 Hotel for Skiing/Winter Sports” by Gourmet Magazine and one of the “Top 15 Resorts” by Conde Nast. Park Hyatt’s 1,850 acre winter wonderland is perfect for skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoe hiking. With their exclusive Ski Valet, you can easily get access to the slopes right out of the lobby, along with all of the high-quality rentals you need. Once you’re done with the day’s activities, you don’t have to worry about leaving any wet equipment in your hotel room–their service will have your gear dried, warmed, and waiting for you every morning.

If you don’t plan on staying in that particular location, you can choose from hundreds of other Hyatt hotels throughout the U.S. Each one comes with its own unique perks. For example, I recently stayed at Hyatt Place in Connecticut, where they offered free breakfast. As I was eating, I saw Adam Lazzara, the lead singer of Taking Back Sunday, getting ready to fill his plate. I was surprised to see him there, since he could probably afford to stay at any hotel, but it just goes to show that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a quality room.


If 2013 was rough on you, and you just want a peaceful escape, ditch the cold weather with a trip to the Caribbean. You can find inexpensive, all-inclusive deals at CheapCaribbean.com. On their site, they list cruises starting at less than $300 and combined flight and hotel deals for less than $1,000. Keep in mind, CheapCaribbean.com lists the number of nights included, not days, so you actually have extra time to add onto your trip to get settled in.

The image above features the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa, located in Antigua. The 40-acre resort features two pools, five restaurants, five bars and endless activities. There are over 400 rooms that face the ocean, each equipped with air conditioning, a patio or balcony, cable TV, a telephone line, and more.


If you’re going on a trip in the US or Canada, don’t forget to pick up an Entertainment book! Inside, you’ll find thousands of local discounts for activities, restaurants, shops, and more. If you can’t afford to go anywhere far, don’t be bummed–you can take this time to be more adventurous in your own city! You can now indulge in that restaurant that was normally too expensive, try something crazy like trapeze, or get access to spectacular deals from your favorite stores.

Each physical book comes with free access to the digital version. Plus, right now, Entertainment.com is offering 35% plus Free Shipping! You’ll never have to blame your boredom on financial reasons again–your only excuse will be the purest form of laziness.