01/14/2011 12:40 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Best Places to Warm-Up This Winter (PHOTOS)

With the holidays over -- and as the snowstorms keep coming -- it seems like there's no end in sight to cold temperatures and icy streets. But don't bother waiting for spring thaw. Head straight to the beach with one of these warm-weather vacations that's sure to rejuvenate even the most frozen spirit. Trade your down coat for a bikini, and after a few fruity cocktails topped with tiny paper umbrellas, you'll forget about that blizzard altogether.

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