Winter was slow in coming to the Northeast this year, but it has finally arrived. Temperatures have dipped down below freezing and winds have kicked up. There is a blizzard on the horizon, with a foot or more of snow predicted for this weekend. If I cannot go someplace warm any time soon, the least I could do is dream of some far off, warm locale with white sand beaches and turquoise water. I hope that these photos, which I took at different locations in the last few years, will warm you up.