Winter’s first snow has already fallen and by now most people feel like they’re ready for summer. You can’t change nature’s biological clock but you can cheat it. Heat things up this gloomy season and plan a vacation where the heaviest garment on your body will be hiking shorts. Next thing you know, you are walking out the door to embrace the warmth somewhere in the Caribbean, South America or even south of Illinois with summer-like temperatures in February. Perhaps in an off the beaten path locale?