A trip to a gorgeous place outside the U.S. is a great way to break free from the winter doldrums. If the holidays are squeezing your wallet, consider these budget-friendly destinations, many of which are warm and sunny. We’ve done a little digging and found out which airlines, dates and departure cities make sense for those travelers who get excited about a good deal.
Above: Saba as seen from the window of Winair flight to St. Maarten. Note the world's shortest commercial airstrip and the Road, the island's only road. (Mary Ann Anderson/TNS)