Staring out my office window into another gloomy day in Midtown Manhattan has me daydreaming of diving into turquoise water, sipping chilled wine alfresco and working on my tan. Anyone who has ever visited New York City in March knows I’m in the wrong place.
Those in desperate need of sunshine who can’t shell out high season prices in the Caribbean should expand their search to the Mediterranean Sea. March and April offer dry days with 10 hours of sunshine, and temperatures hit the mid-70s by May. This is also a great time to visit Morocco and Egypt, both of which are extremely hot during the summer.
Twenty-one countries border the sea, each offering its own unique landscape and culture. From the glamorous shores of Cannes to laidback islands in Greece, the region is loaded with hotels and activities for all lifestyle and budgets.