A fresh dump of snow in Vancouver has us dreaming of sunnier climes.

We’re not on the beach right now, but if we stare at these tropical destinations from the WL archives long enough, we can maybe pretend that this morning’s snowfall was a figment of the imagination.

1. St. Lucia

The exotic island of St. Lucia is rich with verdant green volcanoes, black sand beaches and modern architecture.

2. Riviera Nayarit

Just north of the tourist Behemoth of Puerto Vallarta, there’s an entire coast that’s just waiting to be discovered, from the luxe resort town of Punta Mita to the laidback city of Sayulita.

3. Whitehaven

Travel editor Neal McLennan was skeptical, but this Australian beach lived up to the hype of being the best in the world.

4. Maui

Warning: our Maui getaway guide will make you want to hop on a plane ASAP to indulge in the sand, surf and local grub.

5. Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a Polynesian paradise of delicate coral island, marine life and massive volcanic craters.

6. Miami

A new emphasis on art ups the city’s cultural game (because there’s more to Miami than white beaches and thumping nightlife).

Cabo-Esperanza7. Cabo

It’s all party all the time in Cabo, but there are some surprising pockets of tranquility, too.

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