- Feb 1, 2011   Updated: Jun 30 2011
With snow storms and below-freezing temperatures hitting up North America this winter season, many are wishing to be anywhere else but home right now.

If you've “had it up to here” with shoveling driveways and frostbitten fingers, take a look at these one-of-a-kind island and tropical destinations to escape from the grasp of snow storms and the winter blues.

Implications - Check out hidden island getaways, luxurious floating playgrounds, boutique winery hotels and seductive international spas here. The featured vacation spots are found all over the world in places such as Thailand, Greece and Africa. Browsing through these amazing vacation spots will surely leave you with wanderlust. You may even be ready to pack your bags and hop on the next flight to Bora Bora!

Must-Go Places to Take You Away from Snow Storms & Winter Chills: