Arthur Frommer

November 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Skip tropics, go to London for the holidays

"Nightmarish" is the only word to describe the job of booking a holiday week in the tropics for your Christmas vacation. The planes to the Caribbean and Hawaii are largely full at that time, their prices astronomic (JetBlue is charging $1,400 round-trip between New York and Aruba), and the hotels all chock-a-block despite charging their top rates of the year.

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