11 Warm Weather Escapes To De-Stress From The Bitter Winter Blues (PHOTOS)

01/08/2014 08:39 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014
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Cold weather is enough to start anyone's day off on the crabby side. The temperatures outside might have you feeling anxious, tired and stressed before you're even out the door. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just make an escape to somewhere warm?

Since we can't all drop our responsibilities and jet off to the nearest tropical island at a moment's notice, we've compiled some warm escapes we'd like to make when we're battling the bitter winter blues. Next time you're feeling chilled, click through the images below and take a de-stressing mental vacation to the nearest place where you can feel your toes in the sand -- no airline ticket necessary.

Warm Weather Escapes

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