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Mi Amor Hotel

Mi Amor Boutique Hotel, situated on a secluded white sand beach in Tulum, Mexico, opened its doors this past winter. To celebrate, the property is offering a new opening discount of 25 percent off the regular room rate when booking between now and October 30.

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San Diego has several go-to neighborhoods for food, drink, and fun: Little Italy, Old Town, Del Mar, and La Jolla, to name a few. But, if you want to experience San Diego like a local, add these five neighborhoods to your itinerary. Read more

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Copamarina

Seeking paradise without a passport? Venture off from the overdeveloped city of San Juan on your next Puerto Rican vacation and explore the island’s best affordable resorts. Offering respite from the tourist market, these properties deliver a getaway filled with sandy beaches, copious palm trees, and a perfectly made margarita.  Read more

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Vacations are short, and weekends are even shorter. And when the beach beckons with its sun, sand, and relaxation, you don’t want to spend most of the time stuck on the road. Luckily, you can skip the traffic and get to these great, easy-to-access beaches much more easily by train. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Christine Wei

The Caribbean is a classic destination for an affordable, short getaway during the summer. Prices have dropped, flights are aplenty, and the islands are close enough for an extended weekend trip. But as we get into July and especially August, rains get heavier and heavier — unless you’re outside the hurricane belt, of course.

Of the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao — Curacao arguably has the best mix between rugged adventure and urban offerings, so you can feel like you’ve truly escaped without the risk of getting bored.  It’s the biggest of the three islands in geographic size, and sun-seeking travelers visit for the diving, hiking, and nice touch of sophistication. The Dutch influence here is strong, so you’ll rub elbows with European visitors and find colonial architecture among the humbler residences.

With JetBlue’s new twice weekly direct flights from New York’s JFK Airport, launched just this past December, there’s never been a smarter, more convenient time to plan a trip. Here’s a neighborhood overview.

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Beware. (Photo: Shane Gross/Stocksy)

By Sophie Forbes for Yahoo! Travel

On Sunday, two teens were viciously attacked by sharks off the North Carolina coast in separate incidents that occurred about an hour apart and 2 miles away from each other. It is unknown if the same shark was involved in both attacks.

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Rancho LaPuerto

When you pack all of your little black yoga pants and take off for a yoga retreat, there are a ton of upsides to being on a highly scheduled, all-veggie-grub spiritual getaway. But sometimes, you might want to order a cocktail to celebrate holding crow pose for longer than you have before or take off for an island’s famous dive bar instead of going to sleep at 9 o’clock. So, bring on the filet mignon, margaritas, and free time that lets you explore the amazing locale where your retreat is taking place: These yoga vacays offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to making your trip your own.

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Nevis Tourism Authority

When you think of Nevis, one word quickly comes to mind: relaxation.

From the soft West Indies ocean breeze, to the white sandy beaches and crystal clear teal waters, Nevis is all about rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Nevis is the oldest British Colony in the Caribbean, and the small, untouched island of just 12,000 residents and 36 square miles boosts a different kind of island vibe. With a mountainous volcanic landscape, vacationers can choose to spend their time in the mountains, by the sea, or an exotic combination of both.

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Keith Hajovsky

Galveston Island is a unique coastal destination: An historic Victorian-era downtown surrounded by beaches that offer classic seaside fun. Whether you’re on a day trip from Houston or stopping over to or from a cruise, here’s how to make the most of it.

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Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort

For paradise-seekers, there’s nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic for an hour after landing at the airport before you actually arrive at the destination. Good thing, then, that Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort is just a few miles from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín Airport. Having recently undergone a 10th anniversay renovation to the tune of $32 million, the resort feels fresh and luxe — but remains affordable in all its great convenience and prime beachfront locale. Here’s our report.

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David Fisher

The newly built Westin Jekyll Island is situated on a stretch of Georgia’s perfectly picturesque coastline, making it feel like it’s a secret hideaway — one with rich history, to boot. Here’s what we thought of the brand-new hotel, just an hour’s drive from Jacksonville, Florida.

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Copamarina

Delivering high-class relaxation for an affordable price, The Copamarina Beach Resort is a find amidst Puerto Rico’s many spots to worship the sun and enjoy beach culture. The newly renovated grounds show off the resort at its best, bringing an authentic touch of Puerto Rican life to the Caribbean shore — to the town of Guánica, to be more exact. Here’s what we found when we checked in.

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

To celebrate its one year anniversary, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is having a flash sale. This Saturday, May 30, snag rooms for just $111.11 per night and get a free bottle of champagne when you check in, too.

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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sometimes, the best trip is the one you take with yourself. When you’re traveling solo, you get to explore a destination on your own terms with no compromise — and to fully engage with the destination. Here are just six places that we think are great for one.

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Santorini

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Is there anything worse than a crowded beach? In some of the most popular summer hot spots, seemingly hour-long waits for the toilet, bursting restaurants, and gelato lines that wrap around the block are all common sights. To combat these irritating predicaments, we’re taking you on a tour to some of the more “hidden” beaches in the Mediterranean — all largely inaccessible by ferries, cars, or cruise ships. You’ll find these sunny stunners via hikes, unmarked trails, and perhaps a local fisherman’s boat (with a small fee).

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