Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the horizon, as well as important anniversaries: In 2015, Switzerland will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the scaling of the Matterhorn, while America's oldest city will the mark the 450th anniversary of its founding. Whether you're looking for a warm-weather escape or the ski trip of a lifetime, you'll find inspiration on our list of the top 10 destinations to visit this winter.
Michael Alan Connelly is the Editor of Fodors.com. Follow him on Twitter: @malanconnelly.