THE BRONX - More Bronx residents are making warm weather escapes from the snow this winter. 

According to Joe Apelian, owner of Blue Skies Travel in Throgs Neck, there's been an increase in last-minute trips this season compared with years past.  

Apelian says customers are wanting a getaway as soon as possible, most often because they need a break from the harsh, cold weather. 

Winter is normally the peak season for travel, which means prices are also at their peak. Apelian adds that most people don’t seem to care as much and are willing to spend.