Need a trip? Vacation doesn't have to be too far from home. These international destinations make the perfect spots for a weekend getaway, couples trip or family excursion.
From miles and miles of clean, sandy beaches (7 miles to be exact) to museums, guided tours and spas, Grand Cayman makes the perfect close-to-home vacay spot. Enjoy the wildlife of the area at Stringray City or slow things down at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Swim alongside your dinner by day and enjoy the freshest catches as the sun sets at locally revered restaurants like the Blue Iguana Grill. Feel free to bring the kids along for guided tours through the island or to visit one of the many popular museums like the Cayman Islands National Museum – or leave the kids at home for an ocean-side spa day. Whatever you choose, Grand Cayman is just a hop and a skip away from TPA via Cayman Airways. The two hour and five minute journey will fly by as you enjoy the Airline’s signature rum cake on board, and if you’re good, they’ll even roll out the red carpet for your island arrival.
Canada’s Downtown. The 6. Hometown to Drake, Shawn Mendes and the reining NBA champion Toronto Raptors. Call it what you will – this city is too cool to call you back. Known for its beautiful views, multicultural crowds and the CN tower, Toronto is a go-to for any type of trip. Bring your girlfriends to gallivant around the many shopping districts or the Museum of Shoes, make a family trip to the massive, indoor Legoland or travel with your beau to enjoy the hype nightlife and some good brunch. The city is known for its culinary diversity with cuisine ranging from that of American, European, Asian and African, and has a beautiful outdoor scene as it sits alongside the great Lake Ontario. The nonstop flight will set you back two hours and 46 minutes on your choice: WestJet or Air Canada.
Just two hours air time from Tampa, FL, lies a Mexican city engulfed by turquoise water, velvet-soft sand and lots of tequila. Cancun is best known for its vacation appeal, vaunting plenty of all-inclusive resorts that’ll give you every reason to be out of office. The destination is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family trip, as you won’t run out of things to do. Give the kids a history lesson of Mayan culture or sail down the Rio Secreto River. Wherever you end up, be sure to stop for some local street food, homemade corn tortillas or a fresh margarita made with Blue Agave Tequila distilled, aged and bottled on the land you stand. Get there in just two hours on the dot via Delta Air Lines.