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Travelers booking trips to escape the frigid temperatures

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By: Melissa Randall

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Dreaming of a tropical paradise? You're not alone. Travelers arriving at TF Green Airport today were ready to turn right around. Their teeth began chattering as soon as they walked out into the sub freezing temperatures.

"We knew it was going to be cold but we didn't pack enough clothes because we were in Key West," said Chris Clemons who returned home to the bone chilling cold.

"It's Frigid- extremely frigid," said Pam Thorpe who arrived on a plane from Charlotte, North Carolina. "I'm ready to go right back on that plane."

The one two punch of snow followed by extremely cold temperatures has people living in Rhode Island singing in the wintertime blues.

Phones have been ringing off the hook at local travel agencies with people looking to get away.

"They want out, and most of them want to hit the Caribbean, Jamaica, Mexico, cruises- they don't care as long as it's warm," said travel agent Lisa Franco of Global Excellence, Inc. in Warwick.

The brochures and photos of sandy beaches and people snorkeling in the blue waters seem to call out your name, but booking a last minute vacation can be costly.

"This time of year– during the peak season– there are very few good deals and they know its peak season, so you are going to pay for what the services are," says Franco.

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