AAA Travel Agent Debra Leehoven said this is one of the busiest times of the year for people to plan a vacation. The cold weather is starting to settle in and many people rush to book a trip anywhere warm. Leehoven said popular destinations this time of year are typically anywhere with a beach, but Riviera Maya, Cancun, the Bahamas and Jamaica are always popular travel destinations.
Leehoven recommended travelers book their trips as soon as possible because airfare tends to be the biggest wildcard when planning a trip. Typically, the earlier the booking, the lower the cost of airfare.