VACATION IDEAS

40 Beautiful Places Where Spring Has Already Started

Are you ready for spring yet? Here are the islands, beaches, and otherwise warm and toasty places you’d rather be right now, featuring your answers to our weekly Wishful Wednesday question on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: If you could be anywhere in the world today, where would you be?

By Kaeli Conforti, Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014, 6:00 PM

Source Article: 40 Beautiful Places Where Spring Has Already Started

A sunny day at Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu

"Every Wednesday when you ask, I have the same answer: Waikiki Beach." —April Charles

(Courtesy Butch25/myBudgetTravel)

Rocks in the Pacific Ocean off of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

"Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, or a Caribbean island. Someplace hot! Tired of cold and snow." —Sandy Tango

(Courtesy HBarrison/Flickr)

The sea coast in Xcaret park, Mexico

"In Xpu-ha, Mexico, on the beach with a lovely tropical drink in my hand!" —Deb Ishikura

(Konstik/Dreamstime)

A beautiful beach in Phuket, Thailand

"On a beach in Thailand." —Kristen Kupniewski

(Courtesy jeffgunn/Flickr)

A view of Lanikai Beach on Oahu, Hawaii

"Hawaii with my son, a marine stationed in Kaneohe Bay who is getting married Saturday." —Sandy Wallace Lucido [Congratulations from all of us at Budget Travel!]

(Courtesy Edward Bell/myBudgetTravel)

Elephant in river in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

"Hiking in New Zealand or on a safari in Tanzania!" —Pamela Nickell

(Isselee / Dreamstime.com)

Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand

"New Zealand." —Rhoda Struhs

(Courtesy TuckerG/myBudgetTravel)

Pacific Ocean in Panama

"Here. Bocas del Toro, Panama." —Brad Scruggs

(Courtesy ericstassen/myBudgetTravel)

Meeru Island Sunrise in the Maldives

"The Maldives." —Terri Jackson

(Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)

Black Rock Beach Cove in Maui, Hawaii

"Just chillin' on a sandy beach in Maui, Hawaii." —David Weeks

(Courtesy frogsaver/myBudgetTravel)

Areal view over Dubai coast line

"Dubai." —Olivia Quinn

(Atanasbozhikov/Dreamstime.com)

The Castillo de San Cristobal in San Juan, Puerto RIco

"Headed to San Juan [Puerto Rico] in 10 days to escape the cold, snowy winter in New Hampshire." —Marie Rivera

(Courtesy sojourner73/myBudgetTravel)

A beautiful beach in the Seychelles

"Somewhere in Seychelles, and being a beach bum." —@Bhe_annSy

(bluebora/myBudgetTravel)

Australias Great Ocean Road

"Three months exploring Australia, driving the Great Ocean Road, and visiting friends in Sydney, Bathurst, Brisbane, Wollongong, Melbourne, and Perth before checking out Uluru and Darwin. At least it's warm there!" —@willwrite4food2

(Courtesy vetmer/myBudgetTravel)

Cotopaxi volcano looms over Quito, Ecuador

"Right where I am, in Quito, Ecuador."—Manuela Anamaria

(Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)

Gentle ocean waves lap the shore of Pink Sand Beach in Harbour Island, Bahamas.

"Bahamas." —Danielle Henderson-Peltier

(Rtowle12/Dreamstime)

The Casa Rosada government building in Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Buenos Aires." —Reinaldo Cummings, Jr.

(Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)

Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

"It's eight degrees here. Take me to St. Augustine, Fla., where my friends are." —Carol Davison

(Courtesy moultriecreek/Flickr)

Bora Bora

"Bora Bora." —Sue Zeuch-Flaherty

(Courtesy acpatel714/myBudgetTravel)

Beach scene from Ambergris Caye in Belize

"Right where I am: on a cruise ship, waiting to explore Belize." —Carol Fink

(Courtesy jpdenlea/myBudgetTravel)

The beach in San Diego, California

"After 27 days on the road and returning from Europe, right where I want to be is at home in San Diego." —@PudgysHuman

(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Machu Picchu

"Today we're dreaming of being in Machu Picchu!" —@CartonSmart

(Agap13 / Dreamstime.com)

Children ride a camel in front of the Pyramids in Egypt

"Already here...Egypt!" —Maria Sifandos

(Courtesy SusanHalay/myBudgetTravel)

Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

"Poipu Beach on Kauai." —Vicki Newman

(Courtesy s_mestdagh/Flickr)

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

"Cambodia." —Hannah Stander Riederer

(Courtesy Abdul Mirza/myBudgetTravel)

A pier in Key West, Florida

"Sitting poolside, enjoying a coffee and the local paper down in Key West!" —FunFun Fedigan

(Courtesy eschipul/flickr)

A beautiful view of the beach in Cancun

"Somewhere on the beach will be awesome! Maybe Cancún." —Iulia Matteson

(Courtesy annereilly/myBudgetTravel)

West Bay in Roatan, Honduras

"Roatán, in the Caribbean." —Amy L. Driver

(Courtesy mcmillent/myBudgetTravel)

Lion in Kruger National Park.

"South Africa on a safari." —Melvin Pulgré

(Courtesy mschmidt64/myBudgetTravel)

Fiji sunset

"Fiji." —Meti Shewaye Yilma

(Courtesy Renee224/myBudgetTravel)

The blue waters of Moorea, French Polynesia

"Moorea." —Kimberly Pearl Lovings

(Courtesy By mjhbower/Flickr)

The Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Israel

"Jerusalem, Israel." —Ricardo Delgado

(Courtesy kathleensimonsen/myBudgetTravel)

A beautiful beach in Barbados

"In Barbados, on a beach, with a drink." —Ami Kamara

(Courtesy sweetpitt/myBudgetTravel)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Rio de Janeiro, Brazil." —Renata Toth

(Courtesy ricmatts/myBudgetTravel)

St. Lucia

"St. Lucia." —Denise Diken

(Courtesy egyptianheidi/myBudgetTravel)

Kenya

"Kenya." —Richard Ross

(Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

"Costa Rica." —Jo Ann Augeri Silva

(Courtesy sandayle13/myBudgetTravel)

St. Augustine Cathedral in the El Presidio district of downtown Tucson, AZ.

"Right where I am...sunny and warm southern Arizona!" —Brenda Scott

(Todd Taulman / Dreamstime.com)

Paradise in St. Croix

"St. Croix." —Kim Young

(Courtesy Margate/myBudgetTravel)

Badia Palace in Marrakech, Morocco

"Beautiful Marrakech, Morocco." —Tanya Bell-Abercrombie

(Courtesy 3viajeros/myBudgetTravel)

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