I think it's this Mediterranean skin tone I've got going on - I rarely, if ever, burn. I tan very nicely, though.
Funny thing is, there's not a drop of Mediterranean blood in my heritage. In fact, I should be pale as a ghost - I'm a mix of Ukrainian, Irish, and English.
See, I have the same problem. I'm bascially a northern European/Scandanavian mutt so I have been known to burn in 15 minutes in the sun in Hawai'i, and I have been known to burn in two hours on a cloudy day in Maine, in the fall. Must come from mom's side since dad can hang out in the sun all day and barely tan. Of course mom's side has lot of red heads in it, so that's another knock against them. Where's Capulet anyways?