With the holiday rush behind us, and summer still a long way off, February is the perfect month for planning a truly far-flung retreat. After all, the shortest month of the year is one of the best opportunities for travelers to find deep savings and thin crowds.

For travelers who are still recovering from a stressful 2017, there may be no better way to spend a cold February week than sunning on a deserted beach in the Caribbean, or experiencing a peaceful stargazing hike in the mountains of Colorado. Culture hounds, on the other hand, can watch Sicily’s orchards come to life with fragrant oranges and lemons this time of year. For the full story click here