No matter where you are, dreaming of a sunny destination keeps you anxiously awaiting those first true summer days where the temperature is perfect, no chill breeze chases you, and sunshine caresses you with it's warmth without burning. Why wait for that beautifully perfect day when you can live it right now? Fortunately, us bookworms have a little secret. The pleasure of indulging in a good book isn't just a nerdy habit or a way to practice avoidance. Reading truly transports us to another place and time.
So, if you need to shake off the last vestiges of winter and yearn to get to that truly perfect day, here's 5 places you can go right now, without moving your feet.
1. Savannah, Georgia
Ok, so this scene happens in winter, but winter in Savannah is like summer in most places.
A sweet-smelling afternoon wind blew off the ocean as Catie and Ben stood watching Sarah and the children-all barefooted-running from a slow moving, foamy wave.
The Heart Does Whisper by Cynthia Ingram Hensley
2. Derbyshire, England
This is the mecca of all Austenesque fans and merits a visit in any season.
3. Brighton, England
Because even Mrs Bennet could use a little sea bathing.
4. Kent, England
What a place to enjoy a pleasant walk.
5. The Carolinas
Miles and miles of white sands beckon.