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TODAY   |  January 16, 2014

Places to warm up while you chill out

Looking to get away from the cold? Courtney Scott of Travelocity has the perfect destinations for warming up, including a paradise resort in San Diego and a hotel and spa in Sedona, Ariz.

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>>> we're not even a month into winter yet, but if cabin fever is setting in, you might think about getting away on a nice warm vacation.

>> courtney has some great vacations.

>> good morning. paradise resort is minutes away but it feels like worlds away . 44 islands on mission bay . you'll discover five separate pools, world class spa, a full-service marina there as well. it's such a lovely deal to escape the winter blues. $192 a night in february. so book now through february. that is a great discount, about 30% off.

>> good valentine's getaway.

>> next deal, let's head inland to sedona , arizona. the sedona rouge hotel and spa.

>> it's a zen boutique. they have an herbalist who goes out and uses local vegetation. take advantage of the spa treatments and a hundred hiking trails, biking, horseback riding , get back to nature in sedona .

>> the deal?

>> it's $128 per night. fantastic deal. that's last-minute deal so book now.

>> let's head to miami .

>> the rest of the country is getting blasted with winter weather . miami is phenomenal, 80 degrees and sunny. miami is so much more than the beaches. there is a blossoming foodie scene. the winward area is one of my favorite locations. getting out and experiencing the great outdoors is so easy do in miami . the deal is at the clinton south beach , surprisingly serene given its location right in the center of south beach on washington avenue . $185 includes transportation to and from the airports vip club passes, beach chairs, free breakfast, you name it.

>> i would go before south beach food and wine which kicks off in late february.

>> it's actually a little cool in southern florida , they're only in their 60s. but they will be warming up.

>> next we have a snowy destination, a couple of places if you're looking to ski. fraser , colorado. i think a lot of people don't think of fraser as skiers, but they have an incredible facility.

>> they do and it's only an hour and a half drive from the denver airport . national geographic rated fraser as one of their secret ski towns. guests will love the modern kitchenets, in-room fireplaces.

>> and a pool!

>> this is $185 a night. i recommend going in late february, early march.

>> have you skied there?

>> winter park i've skied. it's not as crowded and cluttered as some of the other resorts.

>> and final we'll end up in new england, stowe, vermont.

>> charming and really comes to life in the winter. it's a three and a half hour drive from boston. it's a skier's paradise. they have famous resorts for downhill skiing but cross country skiing is where they shine. they have some of the best cross country on the east coast . if that's not what you're after, snow shoeing, dog sledding. can you even go free ice fishing in the wintertime and i love the mountain road resort there. it's a modern but cozy style property. it doubles as an art gallery . they have a rotating collection of art throughout the property, private patios in your room, really lovely and it's $172 a night.

>> that's amazing. great deals.

>> super ideas. courtney scott, thank