We just spent 11 days in Hawaii, in part hanging at the Maui Four Seasons and in part visiting an old friend on the nearby - but still incredibly remote - island of Lanai. It was spectacular. If you ever can go, do. Hawaii is everything it is supposed to be, even with some of the tourist-trap aspect. Of course, it ain't even remotely cheap (even if we did get free rooms at the Four Seasons thanks to my wife's job), but worth it.
But then we had to come back. And we were repaid for our sloth - 11 inches of snow on the ground in Philadelphia. Most discouraging. But at least I have a bitchin' tan.