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10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Amazing Hotels in Rome You've GOT to See

Rome is the third most visited city in Europe, just behind Paris and London respectively, and this comes as no surprise.<p>After all, the "eternal city" a) is beautiful and b) has a rich history dating back to 753 BC, with so many historical sites that seeing them all is nearly impossible. (Might we …

Fernando Do Noronha Is The Closest To Paradise We're Ever Gonna Get

Turns out paradise is <i>not</i> lost.<p>It exists on Fernando do Noronha, a string of islands 220 miles off the coast of Brazil. This national marine park has waters so pristine and wildlife so precious, you're literally not allowed to swim with sunscreen on in some places. The islands are home to most of …

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks to you long after you've left, leaving its mark in ways you had not anticipated. Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to …

Beyond Vegas: Five West Coast Getaways for Adventurous Couples

Want to get away with your partner, but the usual go-to options feel uninspired? If you're ready to venture beyond a weekend letting loose in Las Vegas or wine tasting in Napa, pick from any of the following adventurous getaways for couples on the West Coast. Better yet, close your eyes, place your …

10 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

By Allison Williams, CNTraveler.com<p>If you have the will (and the way), you can travel just about anywhere, but some trips beg for solo exploration. These are 10 getaways that are even better when you're alone.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to …

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Summer vacations in Miami are fun and a smart travel strategy. Restaurants are more accommodating (Miami Spice program runs from August 1 to September 30 offering $23 lunch and $39 dinner tasting menus at prime restaurants). Hotels and spas that are over-booked during the winter months are offering …

Catalina Dreamin'

There is at least one place in Los Angeles County where cars are scarce, the pace is slow and wild buffalo, rather than paparazzi, roam free. It is about 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and accessible primarily by boat or ferry but it is indeed part and parcel of Los Angeles County. …

Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

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Comino Island In Malta Has A Blue Lagoon, And It's Kind Of Heaven

If paradise exists, it might be in Malta.<p>This is Comino, the tiny island off the tip of Italy's boot in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Comino has an estimated population of four humans, a complete absence of cars and a Blue Lagoon with waters so perfectly azure, we don't even believe they're …

Here's Why Madeira Was Just Named The Best Island In Europe

Madeira, which is part of Portugal, is an archipelago of small islands located in the Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles from Morocco. It is made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas.<p>With incredible natural pools carved out of lava rocks, gorgeous cliffs overlooking the ocean, …

Deceptively Budget-Friendly Tahoe Lodges

There are plenty of inexpensive places to stay on Lake Tahoe—but in many of them, you’d be too afraid to get beneath the sheets. These four clean, inviting lodges are the exception. They manage to combine value, location, and quality for travelers who want to live large on a budget.<p>Rustic Cottages, …

Last-Minute Beach Getaways for Summer

You're dreaming of sun-kissed days on the sand and the sounds of the ocean, but you haven't made your summer vacation plans yet. No need to worry--there's still time to book a beach getaway. We've tracked down 10 spots enjoyable for all types of travelers, whether you're a foodie, a fisherman, or …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Hyams Beach Basically Has The Whitest Sand On Earth

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>We've found the bluest water. We've tracked down secluded wonders. We even found the prettiest beach on the planet. Now, we turn our attention to Australia's Hyams Beach, the most heavenly beach on Earth for a VERY good reason.<p>Located in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Hyams Beach …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

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California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

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10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

The Best Hotels In 18 Beach Towns Across America

With built-in services like housekeeping, room service, and access to amenities like pools and tennis courts, beachside hotels make for an easy summer getaway.<p>Our friends at Hotels.com created a list of the best beach hotels by looking at the highest-rated hotels at popular beach towns across …