Tanning my hide

Pretty tough workout tonight — burned more calories than I took in all day. Now that’s a good bit of exercise. Hopefully, I’ll be good-looking in a bathing suit by the time I leave for vacation.
The question now is, do I get all tanned before going on vacation? A friend suggested that that’s what tanning salons were for — to get tanned before going on tropical vacations, so you didn’t look like a complete winter shut-in. I’m not sure that’s what I want to do, but I am kind of clammy-looking these days. I’ve got the "geek sheik" look going on right now.