Sure, our winter weather has been pretty mild lately, but we all know Old Man Winter isn't done with us yet, right?

So if you're looking to head someplace warm this winter, Midwest Living has compiled a list of some of their favorite sunny, beachy destinations-- locations that have been a favorite of those of us who call the Land of 10,000 (Frozen) Lakes home.

And, here's a nice touch: According to Midwest Living, you don't even have to leave the good 'ol U. S. of A. to plan a nice, warm-weather vacation this winter. They listed both Sanibel and Captiva Islands in Florida and South Padre Island, Texas as incredible places to beat the winter blues this season.

And, of course, they started out with... Oahu, Hawaii, saying, "Oahu's temperatures are perfect for year-round solar worship at Waikiki Beach, an oceanside luau in Honolulu, a hike through a rainforest or an eye-opening visit to Pearl Harbor." Yeah, it's pretty tough to beat a vacation in Hawaii, right?!?

If you're looking to dust off your passport, though, they suggest you check out Cancun, on Mexico's Caribbean Ocean to "Swim with the dolphins, brave a salsa lesson or just lie on the beach, hoping your vacation never ends."

They also recommended an international vacation in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, noting that "with 40 miles of beaches, a vibrant nightlife and an array of all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is an enticing—and affordable—winter getaway."

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