When the snow starts falling and temperatures start dropping, it’s no surprise that that’s the time we all long to escape to a tropical island. We start fantasizing about exchange the blanket of snow and ice outside our windows for a view of crystal blue ocean waves washing onto the hot sandy shore. Soon, you just can’t resist the urge anymore, and you jump on a plane to head to Bermuda or the Bahamas — but before you do that, check out this list to find out how to make that trip the dream vacation you deserve.
- Suit Up!
Your midwinter escape just wouldn’t be complete without a brand new swimsuit to show off your body as you lounge in the sun. Search for something that really shows off your own style, like a few different choices from TeenyB’s B.Classic collection that you can then mix and match both to suit your mood and your ‘tude that day. The best way to feel great about yourself and about your life is to buy clothes that reflect what you feel about yourself, and a daring, bold new bikini is just the way to do it.
- Avoid the Burn
When you take your beach vacation in February, it may be quite some time since you’ve been tanning outside, but if you want to just feel the sun on your back all day, it’s essential to pack — and use — plenty of sunscreen. There’s nothing worse than getting a horrific burn on the first day and spending the rest of the week unable to touch anything because it hurts so badly. That’s no way to spend a vacation! Don’t skimp on the sunscreen; keep yourself looking and feeling amazing!
- Do Everything
Well, maybe not everything, but make some memories you’ll be able to hold onto as you wait out the winter. You can spend a day or two just on the sand, but get out there and take advantage of some other resort activities! Snorkel or boat in the ocean, go sightseeing in nearby towns, or check out evening entertainment and mixers at local restaurants or clubs. When all you do is relax on the beach, those memories all blur together, so go do something memorable to make your vacation the best ever!
- Get Adventurous With Food
You can get plain old hamburgers, pasta, and steak anywhere, so when you’re traveling somewhere new, why not try something you can’t find anywhere else? For example, the Bahamas are well known for their use of conch, a mollusk that you can try in many forms, including deep fried, in a salad, or as a fritter. Since these beach resorts are right by the ocean, you have a chance to try some extremely fresh seafood that you may not have ever tasted before. Whether you love it or hate it, you’ll remember it forever!
Now all you have to do is choose your destination, book your flight and hotel, and you can enjoy vacation in paradise while your friends are shivering in the cold back home. This may just become a wintertime tradition!