If you are reading this in December it may be too late to plan a Christmas vacation, but otherwise it is a great time to get out of the country to visit other parts of the world. There is less pressure to show up to parties all alone or mingle with people you would rather not see. The vacation is a great way to explore and possibly make friends with other people around the world. There may be last minute vacation deals you can take advantage of. Check online or call a travel agent.