With January dragging by, I am always looking for a way to change things up, and to escape the city….

LUCKILY, I have a trip to the Caribbean planned for next week and I can’t stop counting down the seconds until I am on a sunny beach with a fresh tropical drink in my hand!

As for everyone else who is stuck here in the cold…check out Martin Parr‘s book, Playas, for a little fun in the sun!  Parr documents beach culture in different Latin American countries while traveling with his wife.  It is comical, revealing and you can even smell the tanning lotion that these folks slathered on while browsing the photos!

Photo credit: http://danielle-francesca-photography.blogspot.com/p/human-condition.html