Just as North Dakotans start to getting antsy for sun, right about now Floridians crave a little winter.
“Even a Miami kid needs to see snow once in awhile,” wrote a colleague.
As a former Floridian, I know from experience that weather in Sunshine State generally falls into two categories: hot and hotter. While most residents are blessed to see the sun out the majority of the year,at times it can feel oppressive and monotonous.
Tired of tank tops and cut-off shorts? Trade the barely there look for North Face down coats and Patagonia boots. About had it with ripping the curls in Cocoa Beach? Shred the slopes near Colorado Springs. Had your share of rum runners while taking the boat for a spin around Gulf waters? Whip yourself up a hot toddy by a stone fireplace in a Vail cabin rental.
And when those frigid temps get to be too much for your Clearwater bones, hop in the hot tub.
When you close your eyes, it will almost feel like you’re back in Tampa Bay.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.