To be clear: We’re not talking about Paradise, Nevada. In less than six hours, you can go from the searing desert to the tropical beaches of Oahu, thanks to Hawaiian Airlines’ multiple daily nonstop flights. By avoiding that annoying L.A. layover, you get a couple of extra hours to spend snorkeling in the warm blue waters, dining at delicious restaurants and relaxing in luxurious resorts minutes away from great shopping. And while the flight back to reality is always a drag, at least doing it nonstop gives you extra time to do that laundry and mentally gear up for your return to the grind. HawaiianAirlines.com.