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?

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

    (Courtesy Butch25/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, or a Caribbean island. Someplace hot! Tired of cold and snow." —Sandy Tango

    (Courtesy HBarrison/Flickr)
  3. "In Xpu-ha, Mexico, on the beach with a lovely tropical drink in my hand!" —Deb Ishikura

  4. "On a beach in Thailand." —Kristen Kupniewski

    (Courtesy jeffgunn/Flickr)
  5. "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)
  6. "Hiking in New Zealand or on a safari in Tanzania!" —Pamela Nickell

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  7. "New Zealand." —Rhoda Struhs

    (Courtesy TuckerG/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Here. Bocas del Toro, Panama." —Brad Scruggs

    (Courtesy ericstassen/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "The Maldives." —Terri Jackson

    (Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)
  10. "Just chillin' on a sandy beach in Maui, Hawaii." —David Weeks

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  11. "Dubai." —Olivia Quinn

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

    (Courtesy sojourner73/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "Somewhere in Seychelles, and being a beach bum." —@Bhe_annSy

  14. "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)
  15. "Right where I am, in Quito, Ecuador."—Manuela Anamaria

    (Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Bahamas." —Danielle Henderson-Peltier

  17. "Buenos Aires." —Reinaldo Cummings, Jr.

    (Courtesy paulhurd/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "It's eight degrees here. Take me to St. Augustine, Fla., where my friends are." —Carol Davison

    (Courtesy moultriecreek/Flickr)
  19. "Bora Bora." —Sue Zeuch-Flaherty

    (Courtesy acpatel714/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Right where I am: on a cruise ship, waiting to explore Belize." —Carol Fink

    (Courtesy jpdenlea/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "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)
  22. "Today we're dreaming of being in Machu Picchu!" —@CartonSmart

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

    (Courtesy SusanHalay/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "Poipu Beach on Kauai." —Vicki Newman

    (Courtesy s_mestdagh/Flickr)
  25. "Cambodia." —Hannah Stander Riederer

    (Courtesy Abdul Mirza/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "Sitting poolside, enjoying a coffee and the local paper down in Key West!" —FunFun Fedigan

    (Courtesy eschipul/flickr)
  27. "Somewhere on the beach will be awesome! Maybe Cancún." —Iulia Matteson

    (Courtesy annereilly/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Roatán, in the Caribbean." —Amy L. Driver

    (Courtesy mcmillent/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "South Africa on a safari." —Melvin Pulgré

    (Courtesy mschmidt64/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "Fiji." —Meti Shewaye Yilma

    (Courtesy Renee224/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Moorea." —Kimberly Pearl Lovings

    (Courtesy By mjhbower/Flickr)
  32. "Jerusalem, Israel." —Ricardo Delgado

    (Courtesy kathleensimonsen/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "In Barbados, on a beach, with a drink." —Ami Kamara

    (Courtesy sweetpitt/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "Rio de Janeiro, Brazil." —Renata Toth

    (Courtesy ricmatts/myBudgetTravel)
  35. "St. Lucia." —Denise Diken

    (Courtesy egyptianheidi/myBudgetTravel)
  36. "Kenya." —Richard Ross

    (Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)
  37. "Costa Rica." —Jo Ann Augeri Silva

    (Courtesy sandayle13/myBudgetTravel)
  38. "Right where I am...sunny and warm southern Arizona!" —Brenda Scott

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  39. "St. Croix." —Kim Young

    (Courtesy Margate/myBudgetTravel)
  40. "Beautiful Marrakech, Morocco." —Tanya Bell-Abercrombie

    (Courtesy 3viajeros/myBudgetTravel)

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