Defying the gloom of winter

The holidays are over. The bills are arriving in bulk. And the sad reality is sinking in that we have months to wait until the next holiday break or to get a glimpse of warm weather. Enter with a plan to “defy the gloom” (#DefyTheGloom) — forget that extra dose of Vitamin D and check out its top 25 “most cheap and cheerful” destinations. The top 10 (in order from 1 to 10) include Cancun; Puerto Vallarta; Mexico City; Bucharest, Romania; Fort Lauderdale; New York; San Diego; Miami; Los Angeles; and Orlando. Cheapflights crunched the numbers to come up with its list of must-go-to escapes, guaranteed to fight the post-holiday gloom without breaking the bank. The guide ranks the top 25 vacation spots around the globe based on a variety of factors, including weather, airfare and how far your Looney will go once you get there. So check it out! Go to .