Favorite winter warm weather destinations for Northwest travelers

The dark, cold, wet days of winter are upon us. And that sends many of us heading for warmer climes. We checked in with travel expert Kari Mollen Valley at Bellevue-based Stellar Travel for the top destinations for us sun starved Northwest travelers.

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Movie stars and regular folks alike have flocked to Palm Springs in the Southern California desert for decades. The ultimate desert playground features perfect winter weather, outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Whether it's a family vacation, a guys golf getaway or romantic retreat, Palm Springs makes for the perfect winter getaway. With Alaska flying non-stops for as little as $400 round trip during the winter, it's a relatively inexpensive and easy way to seek out the sun.
Photo by Visit Palm Springs.com
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