The most beautiful winter escapes in the world

December 12, 2017, 3:14:40 PM EST

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As the cold weather swings around, we often find ourselves wishing for winter wonderlands and tropical beaches in equal measure.

With this in mind, we've rounded up 30 of the best places to escape to this winter—from Hawaii's natural beauty and a slice of France in the Caribbean, to Christmas markets in Prague and skiing in Canada.

Boracay, Phillipines

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Voted the world's top island in our 2017 Reader's Choice Awards, this itty-bitty speck (just under four square miles) in the Western Philippines is as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and Instagram-worthy sunsets. Fold in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region.

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Marrakech, Morocco

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Marrakech is the type of town where you could build whole itineraries around the rug markets and jewelers and skip pretty much everything else. But this fall saw a new draw to the city: The highly-anticipated Yves Saint Laurent museum, which opened just down the street from Jardin Majorelle, is an ambitious tribute to the seminal fashion designer—and it doesn't disappoint.

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