Ready to defrost? Kendra Thornton has some warm weather getaways

Catalina Island, California
Located just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island's clear blue waters and Mediterranean climate and ambiance are a Shangri-La. Package includes a one, two or three night stay, double occupancy in a standard room, two free round-trip boat tickets on the Catalina Express, Continental breakfast and wifi. Prices start at $295, inclusive of tax, for a savings of 35 percent.

Aruba
Set on the white sands of Palm Beach, which is recognized as one of the world’s 10 best beaches is the all inclusive, adults only Riu Palace Antillas. Through Apple Vacations, a 5-night all inclusive package including nonstop round trip air from Chicago, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, all meals/drinks and taxes/ fees is running as low as $1,618 per person (based on double occupancy) for travel May 5 – 19 on select dates.

Cozumel, Mexico
A great option for families looking to get away late spring/early summer will love the Sunscape Sabor Cozumel Resort & Spa, a highly rated kid-friendly ocean front property located on an island off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. 5-night packages start at $932 per adult (based on double occupancy – kids in room will be discounted). T

St Maarten
Situated along the southeastern shore of St. Maarten, the 317-room Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa reflects the relaxed elegance and beauty of the Caribbean surrounded by endless miles of sparkling blue water and sprawling white beaches.
Round trip airfare from Chicago into Princess Juliana airport as low as $641.
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