Many of us harbour the dream of escaping the cold, so we've picked a few places to visit this winter.
Or perhaps you prefer to immerse yourself in history. Luxor on the banks of the Nile is home to the Valley of the Kings and you'll be perfectly placed to explore. Share your holiday with family or friends in this four-bed villa on the west bank of the river which can sleep six.
The Canary Islands are always popular at this time of year with its pleasant, spring-like climate. Geologically, Fuerteventura is the oldest of the islands, and is on the same latitude as Mexico and Florida so you can expect the sun to shine. Time your visit for mid-February or early March and enjoy Carnival - one of the biggest festivals the island celebrates. Rent a two-bed villa close to the sea in Costa Calma, Pajara and you'll be close to the action.
For a sunshine city break, think about Dubai. Visit the Burj Kalifa currently the tallest man-made structure in the world at 829.8m or find out more about Emirate life with a lunch at the Sheik Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding. Rent a modern one-bed apartment in the old quarter Bur Dubai and enjoy the best of both worlds.