Turkey Trot? Now Might Be the Time, Thanks to a Sale on Istanbul Fares
Most (if not all) of Turkey is far enough south for deep winter travel there to still be pleasant. In fact, I'd wager a January trip to Istanbul would be much more comfortable than enduring the 100-plus heat of August there.
One of the many reasons I was so pleased to see this current sale from Turkish Airlines, which lowers round-trip airfares to as little as $629, including taxes. The flights are for December 12 through the end of January, with best rates from Washington, DC. From New York City round-trips start at $646, from Houston $799, from Los Angeles $999. Book by November 11; maximum stay 3 months.