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Maya Bay, Koh Phi-Phi Leh/flickr/Nicolas Vollmer

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. It’s no surprise that Thailand is one of the world’s top beach destinations. The serpent-like southern half of the country is lined by pristine coastline and a spray of tiny tropical islands... Read More

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Los Cabos, Mexico, Santa Maria Beach
Santa Maria Beach/iStock

Picture Los Cabos, and blue water washing up on golden sand probably comes to mind. But vacationers who flock here may be surprised that only a handful of its beaches are actually swimmable, due to strong undertow and rocky shores on the Pacific Coast. What’s a beach bum to... Read More

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Bora Bora Resort Beach by Donna Heiderstadt
Bora Bora Resort Beach by Donna Heiderstadt

There’s no denying that the South Pacific is a dream destination, especially for couples seeking a romantic getaway and divers looking to explore some of the world’s clearest water. The region’s leading island nations — French Polynesia (Tahiti), Fiji, and the Cook Islands — as well as Australia... Read More

Huntington Beach State Park by Visit Myrtle Beach.com
Huntington Beach State Park by Visit Myrtle Beach.com

Most folks know that Myrtle Beach is a great place to practice your golf swing on one of the areas’ 100 premier golf courses, but you might be surprised to find out that this Southern coastal city in South Carolina has plenty of healthy activities to offer—for a better... Read More

Spice Island Resort
Spice Island Resort

Just off the equator, the heat is on in the tiny island of Grenada. Lush with rainforests, extended beaches, and a bustling city center, Grenada stands out as a tropical destination with culture and character. As JetBlue expands its direct flight service to daily flights from New York’s JFK... Read More

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church from iStock

With Puerto Vallarta gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, there’s never been a more exciting time to visit. While plenty of luxe offerings cater to wealthy jet-setters, it’s just as easy to find exciting budget-friendly options in the Mexican resort town. Whether you’re an art lover... Read More

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Milna, Croatia/iStock
Milna, Croatia/iStock

Does the new season of Game of Thrones have you yearning for a trip to Westeros? In honor of the new season, Friendly Planet Travel is offering savings of up to $100 with code GOT2017 to destinations selected specifically for their GOT filming ties. You’ll just need to book... Read More

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Tintoque Restaurant
Shevin Tantula

Luxe options abound on the Mexican Riviera, but thankfully they don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. From hotels where you’ll be treated like royalty to yacht tours that’ll make you feel like a true jet-setter, here are four savvy ways to experience the best of... Read More

LaPalapa
Shevin Tantula

Puerto Vallarta has one of the most vibrant gastronomic scenes of any Mexican resort town, where talented young chefs are combining traditional recipes with international influences. Fortunately, eating out doesn’t have to be an expensive affair — delicious budget and mid-range options abound, in addition to more luxurious hotspots... Read More

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Miami, Florida, Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Traveling to Miami with the family? We found a 5-star hotel on South Beach that’s more affordable than you might think. Faena Hotel Miami Beach, an upscale 169-room property that opened last year on the oceanfront of Collins Ave, is offering a deal with 50 percent off the nightly rate... Read More

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Big Sur/Tyra Sutak
Big Sur/Tyra Sutak

With an epic super bloom currently painting the hillsides and roadsides of the coast of California, and the official first day of summer just around the corner, it’s time to channel your inner Jack Kerouac and start planning that road trip up the West Coast. But tackling the nearly... Read More

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Ocean Edge Hotel & Marina
Ocean Edge Hotel & Marina

Locals often say that Key West — the very southernmost point of the United States — should be it’s own country, and we can’t argue. With quirky shops, a laid-back attitude, and vibrant architecture, this feels more like the Caribbean than Florida. The town is so compact, you... Read More

North Carolina's Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout Lighthouse/Christine Dayao

For those in search of the quintessential beach destination with more than just lounging on the sand, look no further than North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Situated along the state’s Southern Outer Banks, the region encompasses several communities — including Cape Lookout, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Beaufort... Read More

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Grayton Beach, Florida, beach
Visit South Walton Grayton Beach

Take it from a Florida native: You don’t really know the Sunshine State until you’ve felt the salty Gulf breeze of the Panhandle. It’s home to an under-the-radar coastline that’s just as beautiful as the buzzier, high-traffic sands of Southern Florida (we’re looking at you South Beach) — and... Read More

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Cozumel, Mexico, beach
Ricraider

It’s easy to see why this island off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is a frequent stop on Caribbean cruises. With white stretches of sand and turquoise water that’s optimal for snorkeling, it’s a delicious dive into the Caribbean. But beware — Cozumel has its share of tourist... Read More