January’s LGBTQ+ Hot Spots – Escape the Chill or Embrace a Winter Wonderland

January is a time for fresh starts and new adventures, and there are many destinations that offer enticing experiences for all travelers. Whether you’re looking for a tropical escape from the cold, or a northern lights vacation, January has so much to offer.

Consider Latin America and the Caribbean for stunning beaches, rainforests, and turquoise waters. Hop on a cruise, fly to an all-inclusive tropical resort, or find your remote paradise.

And if you’re not afraid of the cold, consider staying in a glass cabin in a nordic country like Finland (perfect for northern lights watching). Also enjoy activities like sleigh rides, snowmobiles, and skiing.

Lapland, Finland

Our top picks for January

Costa Rica

January is dry season in Costa Rica which means less rain during your beach lounging and volcano hiking plans.

Snow Sports


Just above the arctic circle awaits reindeer-drawn sleigh rides, cozy cabins, and northern lights viewing opportunities unlike any other.

Snow Sports


This Caribbean island is south enough to avoid winter temp drops and its Dutch influence makes it a progressive place for LGBTQ+ travelers.

Snow Sports

World Events this Month

Aspen & Telluride
Gay Ski Week

Colorado, USA

Nordic Northern Lights (Best time to view)

Lapland, Finland

Dolomites Balloon Festival

Dolomites, Italy

your next dream trip awaits

Need more travel inspiration?

Browse our blog for destinations and experiences all over the world. LGBTQ-friendly countries, islands, cruises, and more! Plus, plenty of tips for your next trip. With Venturing OUT, sashaying away is a good thing.

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