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25 Sunny Destinations to Ditch the Snow During ‘Ski Week’

Many of the schools around here take the week off, or at least a few extra days off, around President’s Day in February. They call it Ski Week, because it’s just that — a perfect week to go hit the slopes. However, if laying by a relaxing ocean with the warm wind blowing through your hair is more your style, you might want to consider a sunny destination to explore with the family.

Take a vacation to the sunshine-filled, paradise-like island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean, or visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Stay local and travel to the warm beaches of Miami, or follow the birds and head south to experience Brazil’s summer. With the busy holiday season behind you, take some time to yourself and leave your work and worries in the cold.

Check out the 25 Sunny Destinations for Ski Week here…

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  • Green Island, Taiwan 2 of 26
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    Swim in the salt water hot springs of Green Island, Taiwan.
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  • Maui, Hawaii 3 of 26
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    Escape the cold winter by traveling to a beautiful, sunny island in Hawaii.
    Photo credit:Randy son of Robert .

  • Bali 4 of 26
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    Put on your swimsuit in mid-winter and take a dip in the warm waters of off Bali.
    Photo credit:Nazir Amin .

  • Symi Island, Greece 5 of 26
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    Escape to paradise on this Mediterranean island for a few days.
    Photo credit: Plamen Matanski .

  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico 6 of 26
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    Put your snow boots aside and walk on the warm sand in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
    Photo credit:Haakon S. Krohn.

  • Madre de Deus, Bahia, Brazil. 7 of 26
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    Leave the winter season behind and fly below the equator into Brazil's summer.
    Photo credit:Samory Santos .

  • Doctor’s Cave Beach, Jamaica 8 of 26
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    Escape to the warm, secluded beaches of Jamaica.
    Photo credit:Ezhiki .

  • Sanya, China 9 of 26
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    Spend a few days on this stunning sunny island off the coast of China.
    Photo credit:Dale Preston .

  • South Africa 10 of 26
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    Hike the beautiful mountains in South Africa.
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  • Mahabalipuram, India 11 of 26
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    Walk along the beach and view the ancient temples in Mahabalipuram, India.
    Photo credit:Sekhar300 .

  • Bermuda 12 of 26
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    Swim in the warm waters off the coast of Bermuda ... just don't get lost into the triangle.
    Photo credit:Mike Oropeza .

  • Newport Beach, CA 13 of 26
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    Take a stroll down the pier on Balboa Island.
    Photo credit:D Ramey Logan .

  • Senegal, West Africa 14 of 26
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    Take a dip in the warm sea off the coast of Senegal. While you're at it, throw in a safari ride.
    Photo credit:dimworld.

  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia 15 of 26
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    Visit the beautiful ancient Buddhist ruins in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
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  • Guatemala 16 of 26
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    Spend a warm, relaxing few days down south in Guatemala.
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  • Miami, Florida 17 of 26
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    Stay local and explore the beautiful beaches of Miami.
    Photo credit: Marc Averette.

  • Canary Islands 18 of 26
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    Take a vacation off the coast of Spain and visit the Canary Islands.
    Photo credit:Hansueli Krapf .

  • White Knight Bay, Egypt 19 of 26
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    Head to the warm and sunny bays of Egypt. Extend your relaxing vacation and visit the pyramids.
    Photo credit:Marc Ryckaert .

  • Australia 20 of 26
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    Travel to the beautiful (and sunny!) metropolitan cities of Australia.
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  • Great Blue Hole, Belize 21 of 26
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    Visit the stunningly beautiful Great Blue Hole during your warm vacation to Belize.
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    Stay warm on the sunny island of Sri Lanka off the coast of India.
    Photo credit:Bernard Gagnon.

  • The Nam Ou at Nong Khiaw, Laos 23 of 26
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    Explore all of the beautiful and sunny destinations in Laos.
    Photo credit:Oliver Spalt .

  • Coral Island, Phuket, Thailand 24 of 26
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    Escape reality for a little bit of paradise in Thailand.
    Photo credit:Endrjuch .

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    Leave the cold behind, and sip delicious drinks on the beaches of the Dominican Republic.
    Photo credit:Jens Jäpel .

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    Head to the warm Mediterranean waters on Cyprus.
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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