So we get away to a sunny, hot vacation spot. I even get a bit of a burn the first day, even though I used a liberal amount of lotion. Almost 2 weeks later we return, and see a couple of folks with really "good" tans. People asked them where they went and so on, and the tan seems to prove they went somewhere.
I mention where we went, and some say I do not have much of a tan. Hmmmmm???? Another person in the vicinity is less tanned than me, after her fab trip to Maui. She seems very happy about her trip as well.
I was on the beach almost every day for some duration, and though I took to the shade to read a book, I had a fair number of rays bouncing off me, typically for at least a couple of hours each day. But the question seems to be, did you have a good vaca because you have a good tan??? Or maybe there is another way to look at things.....did you have a good vaca because you protected yourself properly, saw tons of sights, and went on some long road trips to see more, all while enjoying the beautiful weather, and the warm ocean?
Maybe part of the answer comes years from now, when we learn how much skin we did not damage.