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Where would you go for the sun and sand?

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Spring is finally here, but like a lot of moms out there I've been spending a lot of dreary days pondering the best places to soak up some sun. Oh, we'll get some sun in St. Louis eventually, but what we really lack is a beach. And an ocean...maybe a few palm trees.

If money was no object, and the magical Nanny Fairy showed up on your doorstep, where would you go for an exotic vacation? Here's a few places I've been thinking about....

Tahiti
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Tahiti

Tahiti is made up of 118 islands with a whole lot of fun for the weary Midwestern willing to travel. Here you can find rugged mountains to climb, coral reefs to snorkel, pretty blue lagoons to wade about it and lots and lots of white sand. If you need help picking out a resort, check out a travel company like Pacific Holidays so you can have a worry free vacation. 

Bora Bora
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Bora Bora

Bora Bora is known for its lush beauty and decadence. Mmmmm, sounds good already. The island has everything you want in a tropical paradise: volcanic peaks, sparkly blue lagoons and miles of pretty pretty sand. It's a favorite spot for honeymooners and hip vacationers. 

Because it's so popular Bora Bora can get crowded and pricey. If you want to vacation to this tropical paradise you better plan ahead.

Fiji
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Fiji

If you thought Tahiti had a lot of islands to explore, check out Fiji with it's 333 tropical happy spots. Located in the heart of the South Pacific--a bit south of Hawaii and east of Australia--Fiji is famous for soft coral diving, white sand beaches and pristine natural environment. 

Fiji loves tourists, so don't even worry about changing your currency. They'll take American dollars. 

And here's a little tip from The Travel Concierge: whatch your tone when speaking to the local folk--speaking loudly implies anger and wearing sunglasses when speaking to people is insulting. Mind your manners, your vacation dream is someone else's backyard.

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