Six articles help you take a break from the cold weather and find warm vacation getaways.
Tired of rain, snow, or generally dreary skies? If you want to ditch the overcoats and boots for T-shirts and sandals, these articles will help you plan a holiday in the sun, whether you prefer sitting poolside with a tropical drink or exploring Southwestern terrain.
San Diego : Cliffside hikes and fish tacos on an affordable escape
Palm Springs : Pools and cactus in the Sunshine City
Scottsdale : Baseball and turquoise jewelry in Arizona
Santa Fe : An artist's paradise with a chocolate trail
Carlsbad, Calif.:  A sun-kissed resort near Legoland
Santa Barbara  A beach town’s eclectic neighborhood
Photography courtesy of Brett Shoaf
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