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Cold snap puts warm travels on the schedule for many

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Just as we're getting over the cold snap, lots of people have already booked their next vacation destination.

A travel agency in Eau Claire says in the past week they received a substantial number of phone calls from people looking to snag the warmest vacation hot spots--like Mexico, Jamaica and Hawaii. Agents say Wisconsinites just want to get away from winter and soak up some sun. Denise Petricka, the owner of Higgins Travel Leaders, said, "We had a long winter last year and I think that kind of carried through and then we get this cold snap and people just think, 'Boy, I gotta get out of here and start finding a warm weather destination."

She says you can still find last minute vacation deals, but it can be a problem since most airlines have reduced the number of available seats over the years. And for future reference, they suggest making reservations at least three months in advance of when you plan to travel.

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