12/31/2014 01:27 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2015

Tropical Vacations Perfect for Escaping Winter's Wrath

No matter how you plan on traveling to your holiday destination, the fact of the matter is that getting from one place to another will likely involve a little bit of stress.

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While glistening snow, cozy fireplaces and hot cocoa all have their own unique charm (especially during the holidays), for most, chilly winter weather tends to lose its allure quite quickly.

Tropical Vacations Perfect for Escaping Winter's Wrath

As the long, cold season seems to drag on, you begin to fantasize about sunny summer days spent by the pool; flip flops on your feet and a cold drink in your hand.

The thing is, though, you can do more than just dream.

When bitter winds, piles of snow and freezing temperatures finally strike your last nerve, why not buy a plane ticket?

The following 12 beach destinations represent an array of vacation opportunities for all types of travelers in need of an escape from winter's cold, harsh wrath..

From the shores of Colombia to Florida's Gulf Coast, warm sand and bright sun awaits no matter which destination you choose.
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- Katie Rosenbrock, The Active Times

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