The 5 Best Vacation Locations, February 2024

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In an aerial view, Kata Noi beach stretches out along the
In an aerial view, Kata Noi beach stretches out along the / Stephen J. Boitano/GettyImages
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Guatemala

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2023 - Guatemala
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2023 - Guatemala / Handout/GettyImages

This pick comes via Condé Nast Traveler, who note that Guatemala is also in the middle of a dry season in February, so again you can travel without fear of getting wet (other than in a pool or body of water). If you are interested in venturing to Guatemala, the good news for West Coast based American travelers is that both Delta and Alaska Airlines have picked up the frequency of their direct flights, so you should be able to book travel with little to no problem.

That said: the US government has a travel advisory on Guatemala because of crime, which hasn’t seemingly hasn’t been updated since last July. Most of the country was on a Level 3, meaning “reconsider travel,” while certain areas were on a Level 4, meaning “do not travel.” Point being, before you book this one you might want to do a little more research. Condé? You nasty.

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