Vacationing seems to be a summertime ritual. Temperate weather beckons you to take a few days off of work and enjoy a long weekend of sun and sand. But perhaps a wintertime break from the office is even more necessary. When the horrible weather and post-holiday blues comes crashing down around you, what better escape can you think of than to hightail it out of town? Perhaps you're itching for a few lazy days at the beach. Most people need to merely hop in a plane for an hour or two to find some more welcoming climate conditions. Or those who embrace chillier days can make the most of them nearby at a lodge or on the slopes. Either way, don't wait till spring to start plotting your next getaway. Take advantage of the moment (and off-season prices!) and set your next vacation for the nearby future. You'll thank us for the suggestion, we promise.