10 beach destinations that are trending

Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii. (AP file)
Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii. (AP file)

- If you're tired of the dipping temperatures and high-piled snow, you might want to book yourself a trip to a beach destination before the next blizzard blows through town. If you need some help picking a figuratively hot place to go, KAYAK's 2016 Travel Hacker Guide has a top 10 list of trending beach destinations.

Topping that list is Maui in Hawaii, which is seeing a 61 percent increase in flight searches compared to last year, according to KAYAK.

If you prefer somewhere a bit closer to New York, check out Barbados, Curacao, or San Juan, which all made the list. KAYAK data shows that February fares to Curacao are a good deal right now.

One travel expert is partial to Cartagena. Evita Robinson, the founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe, told Fox5NY.com that Colombia has been a "huge hit" with travelers in the second half of 2015 and early 2016. (KAYAK said that Cartagena has had a 23 percent increase in flight searches versus the previous year.)

"You cannot beat Cartagena as a great escape with beautiful waterfront and vibrant colored architecture," Robinson said. "You can relax in the sun, or walk through the streets with your eyes dancing between fruit vendors, live music, and restaurants. Colombia is a great choice. "

These are the top 10 trending beach destinations.

1. Maui
2. Cartagena
3. Kona
4. Brisbane
5. Malaga
6. Auckland
7. Barbados
8. Fiji
9. Curacao
10. San Juan

Check out the Travel Hacker Guide.

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