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Sun VacationsAs massive winter storms cover everything from Texas to New England under mounds of snow, I’m thinking about pools and beaches. A vacation in the sun would be wonderful about now. Completely disconnected from reality, in a good way.

How could I write about amazing warm weather vacation spots without starting off with Honolulu or just about anywhere else in Hawaii?

Sam went to Hawaii almost every year for a number of years on business. Every year he asked me to go. Every year I declined. Not because I didn’t want to be with my man, but because I thought it would be a waste of frequent flier miles to go from subtropical Florida to tropical Hawaii. Finally, years later, we took the family— and I learned the error of my ways.

Now Hawaii is one of my favorite warm vacation spots. No, it’s my number one favorite. “Paradise” just barely scratches the surface. My favorite spot it staying on the North Shore in Oahu. We get away from the tourists and pretend like we’re natives. And love every minute.

Having lived for 10 years in Boca Raton, Florida, I’m not too keen on going back to the Gold Coast — in the summer. Hurricane season and it’s torrential downpours, humidity near the top of the scale, bugs that will eat you alive if you let them. Not my idea of fun. But February? Yes. South Florida is a great place to be in the middle of the winter.

I just left a convention reception where a colleague described the beauties of St. Tropez. The closest I’ve ever been is the Nice airport. Seriously, the coolest airports I’ve had the pleasure of being delayed in. (You simply must put the automated toilet stalls on your vacation itinerary.) But the paradise he described sounds very inviting. According to the gentleman, the scenery it luscious, the food divine, and a villa on the beach is incredibly reasonable.

Put St. Tropez on my list of places to go.

Where’s your favorite sun vacation spot?

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  • Anna February 5, 2011, 12:58 pm

    This Christmas I was going to go to Florida but unfortunately I got ill and had to stay at home. I miss the sun a lot – I’m a summer girl with red hair! Summer is my life.

  • alex February 15, 2011, 7:09 am

    mmm. Hawaii sounds beautiful right now. I am seriously craving some sun right now.
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  • Carrie February 22, 2012, 3:56 pm

    I recently lost my home. A dear friend, who I only know over the internet, said I can come and live with her in HI. Wow. What a deal! Of course once there, I’d be pretty much stuck. LOL She lives on the side of Mt Kiluaea and is drenched in rain most of the time. Still….

  • Alison Moore Smith May 9, 2012, 9:47 am

    Carrie, so sorry. But Hawaii is not a bad place to land after a fall!

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