It’s high time to book sun-kissed jaunts to Texas, Hawaii & Central America, too. 

We’re entering that soggy season when the darkness descends, and we scramble to ration Vitamin D reserves intended to get us (happily) through hibernation-heavy months ahead. If we’re wise, this is when PNW residents remember the importance of plotting warm-weather travels. This is also when we here at Seattleite decide it’s time to help you plan—while simultaneously stoking our own wanderlust-fueled fires.

The rain is falling and you’ve got your jacket pulled tight around your collar. The forecast for the next week peaks in the 50s, and it’s supposed to rain for at least half of those days. If you’re like other Seattleites, you love exploring the outdoors, but have trouble finding not-so-soggy places to do this during the winter. Well, for that problem, we have one simple solution: Costa Rica.

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality gives new meaning to “Girls’ trip.”

“When the working day is done,” Cyndi Lauper sang all those years ago, “girls just wanna have fun.” Things haven’t changed since, so we’d like to suggest something a little more exotic for the next annual vacation with your besties — for instance, an all-inclusive trip to the exotic rainforests and beaches of Central America.