Have you been dreaming of sailing away? The tropical dream seems out of reach for most Americans. You may think that you have to make a six figure salary to have a winter escape, but these destinations may make you think again.
Tropical Destinations to Run Away to in Winter
Isle Mujeres, Mexico
Isle Mujeres is just eight miles from Cancun, yet this location features the same crystal clear water that makes Cancun such a popular destination. A couple can comfortably live on the Isle for around $2,500 a month without being stuck in a tourist trap. Residents Jim and Daisy Silver say that the steady stream of global visitors is good for their business, and that they also enjoy the ease of getting back to the U.S.
If you're looking for rejuvenation, Okinawa might be the place for you. Identified as a "blue zone", Okinawa is known for the longevity of its residents. People in Okinawa often live past 100. Many of the tropical beaches here are secluded. It's almost like having a tropical paradise all to yourself. This place would be perfect for a romantic winter get-away, or even for a self-care haven. If you're worried that Japan might be a difficult trip (the language is much different, as is the culture) you might consider a professional moving agent that specializes in international moves to help you with the transition.
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Culebra, Puerto Rico is the place if you're looking to unplug. Would you like to spend the winter months in a quiet disconnect from the bustle of your usual life? Culebra has no major hotels or chain stores. You can enjoy the long stretches of white beach without fighting crowds. Not to mention, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory making travel less of a hassle. Culebra is an adventurous person's dream. Snorkel, dive, or explore the ten thousand acre wildlife refuge.
You don't have to be a millionaire to live your dreams. Choosing less popular tropical destinations for the winter is more affordable, and with so much travel help available, it isn't as difficult as you'd think to find housing whether it be temporary or permanent.
If you're looking to make it summer year-round, the process is as easy as doing simple research online. Arranging for a vacation doesn't have to be stressful. Set a budget, consider your wants and needs, and then make the arrangements and go!