January is often considered one of the bleakest months of the year. The excitement of the holidays has worn off, it's unbearably cold (for most of us), the restrictive New Year resolution diets have begun, and there's nothing ahead but a long, interminable winter. All this makes it an ideal time to plan a getaway, especially more so since most travelers have already done their trips during the holidays so there are less crowds to contend with. Whether you're in pursuit of sun or snow, here are a few ideas for your first trip of 2021. *Be mindful of ever-changing Covid-19 travel restrictions for each destination and take note of cancellation policies. As with all travel during this time, take the necessary precautions to keep yourself—and others—safe.