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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

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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

Key West/iStock
Key West/iStock

Ready to book your summer beach getaway? We’ve assembled all of our best tips and advice for finding the most beautiful, least touristy, and affordable spots across America. From the green cliffs of Kauai to the boardwalk in arty, resurgent Asbury Park, here’s how to make the most of... Read More

San Francisco
istock, San Francisco Headlands

We asked the ShermansTravel staff — an avid and experienced group of travelers: Where would they go for spring break. Here’s what they had to say: “I would love to go to San Francisco! Not many people know that it’s home to the Walt Disney Family Museum, so instead of... Read More

Lobby at the Astor Hotel
Astor Hotel

South Beach’s reputation as Florida’s glitzy playground for the well-to-do is spot-on. But it’s easy to visit (and have fun!) without spending a lot. From free movies, music, and museums to easy-on-the-wallet restaurants and hotels, here are some inexpensive ways to enjoy this sunny, sexy city. Getting Around Skip the rental... Read More

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Carlsbad Beach
Visit Carlsbad

San Diego has long been a popular tourist destination; the near-perfect weather and beautiful beaches make it a no-brainer. But you may want to set your sights just 35 miles north — on Carlsbad — a city that’s made a name for itself thanks to Legoland California. Surprisingly, there’s... Read More

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Tierra Santa Healing House in Miami Beach, Florida
Tierra Santa Healing House/Connie Hum

Miami Beach has long been a popular travel destination due to its stretch of white sandy beaches and electrifying nightlife. Plus, it’s home to a renown art and architecture scene, particularly during Art Basel, the world-class international art fair held each December. Now, more than ever, visitors can enjoy... Read More

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Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park/Flickr/National Marine Sanctuaries

Scuba diving is a thrilling and exciting sport to learn. However, once you’ve done dozens of dives — as amazing as they are — the usual coral and aquatic wildlife can become repetitive. Fortunately, there are scuba destinations across the globe that offer submerged scenery unlike any other —... Read More

Kauai Shores in Hawaii
Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Kauai may be known for its adventurous vibe, outdoor scenery, rural landscape, and gushing waterfalls, but it doesn’t slack off when the day is done. From service-oriented luxury resorts to kicked-back cottages, the island has a variety of options that offer different experiences for different types of travelers. Here... Read More

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Cancun, Mexico
Flickr/Milton Correa

What once was a city with just three inhabitants in 1970 (yes, three!), is now Mexico’s #2 tourist destination, second only to its capital city, as reported by the Ministry of Tourism last year. Cancun’s zero-to-sixty boom was thanks to strategic investment from the Mexican government, who recognized its... Read More

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Flickr/Rick Gonzalez

If winter’s arctic temperatures have you planning a winter escape, we get it. Lounging on a warm beach and sipping margaritas sounds so much nicer than shoveling snow. Luckily, with flights to be found from most major cities to Cancun at $200 or less, it makes perfect sense to head... Read More

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lilikoi fruit/Facebook/Monkeypod Jam

Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Island for its lush, fertile land; but you might be surprised to learn that at least ninety percent of the food consumed here — and in the state of Hawaii — is imported. The reason: As the plantation era came to a close in the mid-twentieth century, land that had been devoted to large-scale... Read More

Sunset on Peter Island in the BVI
Sunset/Peter Island

Let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as a bad sunset in the British Virgin Islands. But some spots do offer a particularly good vantage point to watch the sun dip below the horizon. At the end of the day, here’s where you need to be to see it... Read More