Sound residents flock to warmer climates

A new survey from Travel Leaders, a travel agency with nine Western Washington offices, rates the desert and the tropics as the most popular destinations this season from the Puget Sound area.

The survey said that Hawaii, Orlando and Phoenix were all top-ranked on local travelers’ wish lists.

Following closely behind those destinations were Anaheim and Palm Springs in California.

At the top of international destinations lists was Rome followed by Mediterranean cruises and Dublin.