From Hawaii to the not-so-sandy shores of Atlanta, places all around the map are making it easy to get a taste of paradise.
Make this year the one you plan the ultimate island getaway. Correspondent Catherine E. Toth helps with her picks for optimum sun and relaxation.
Reserve your place in the picture-perfect sand before word gets out to other travelers seeking out unspoiled tropical treasures.
Say so long to dreary gray days and hit the beach for a whole new kind of holiday cheer.