Travel Picks: Top 10 New Year's resolution vacations

Fri Jan 6, 2012 11:59am EST
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Good intentions. They come around every year and are practically synonymous with champagne toasts on December 31.

Wavering already? Not to worry, online travel adviser Cheapflights ( has come up with a top 10 list of destinations to help keep those New Year's resolutions on track. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. Resolution: Stress less

Destination: St. Lucia, Caribbean

Blissful white sand beaches, lush green palm trees that provide welcome shade, and a seemingly endless sea - the recipe for pure relaxation. Add to that the incredible lightness of being and the warmth of the Caribbean locals and you're practically in heaven. The Body Holiday LeSport resort on St. Lucia is an ideal destination to offload stress, humming the mantra, "give us your body for a week and we'll give you back your mind." The resort has a wellness center for dealing with all the bells and whistles, lots of activities, culinary ecstasies and - simply nothing that resembles stress.

2. Resolution: Spend more time with family

Destination: Quebec City, Canada

Even on a well-planned family vacation, it's not often you get to spend much time together. The kids jump around the pool all day while the parents sit on the beach and read. While relaxing for the parents and fun for the kids, it's not very sociable. For fun the whole family can enjoy, visit Quebec City in the end of January and beginning of February and catch the Quebec Winter Carnival. The biggest winter carnival in the world is like a kid-friendly Mardi Gras, boasting snow sculptures, dog sled rides, ice skating and other outdoor activities worth bundling up for.

3. Resolution: Exercise more   Continued...