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iStock InternationalPack a picnic and enjoy these summer getaways at close-to-home locales

It’s hard not to love summer. With some of the longest days of the year, temperatures warm enough to spend all day outside, and the laid-back vibe that comes along with the season, it’s no wonder kids and adults alike count late June through early September as their favorite... Read More

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InterContinental Bora BoraLeave it to mastermind Philippe Starck to turn a Polynesian bungalow retreat in Bora Bora into a modern marvel at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

By: Donna Heiderstadt Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea. The names alone evoke daydreams of exotic, sun-soaked vacations deep in the secluded South Pacific – especially after this epic winter. When it comes to French Polynesia, there’s really no bad time to visit, but late spring in the U.S. marks the peak... Read More

istock InternationalThe magnificent Caribbean archipelago of Los Roques comprises a Venezualan paradise

By: Victoria De Silverio “No cars, no stress, no politics, just beauty. Los Roques is another planet – another universe – from Caracas!” ... Read More

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By: Amanda Pressner Things are heating up on the Eastern seaboard – and not just because summer’s finally here. In beach towns spanning Maine to Florida, a wave of new hotels and offerings is coaxing sun-seekers to plant their beach umbrellas. We’ve whittled the field down to our top dozen... Read More

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iStock InternationalThe Greek Isles offer secluded beaches and unspoiled coves like Shipwreck Beach

Nearly everybody loves a day at the beach – basking in the sun, splashing in the surf, and lounging in an ephemeral state of relaxation. The one problem with this equation? The “nearly everybody” that comes along for the ride. With sun, surf, and sand at top of mind... Read More

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iStock InternationalMake waves on your next vacation with one of our favorite beach trips

Set out on one of our 10 favorite beach trips and encounter the perfect spots to warm up. The beaches come in all colors – white, pink, gold, and black – and are either beloved for their superb natural setting, smashing eye candy, or unbeatable beachside activities. This winter... Read More

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By: Ondine Cohane Just over a decade ago, the mayor of Solidaridad, Mexico, suggested a sexy-sounding new nickname for his municipality. The idea stuck and now the particularly scenic stretch of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is known as the ... Read More

Michael Grimm/Caneel BaySelf Centre at Caneel Bay on St. John is our top pick for the best Caribbean spa for spirituality

By: Victoria De Silverio As if their sublime beaches, dependably idyllic climes, and gorgeous gardens were not enough, the Caribbean’s most serene spas have devised new ways to help visitors relax and recharge. Four of the region’s resorts, each with its own approach to inner bliss, have raised the ante... Read More

iStock InternationalScenic lighthouses dot the shores of idyllic Prince Edward Island

By: Lesley Riva Shaped like a croissant with a few bites missing, Prince Edward Island floats peacefully off the coast of New Brunswick. The smallest of Canada’s maritime provinces at just under 2,200 square miles, the island defies any preconceptions about harsh northern climates. The rocky Nova Scotian peninsula, solid... Read More

Doug BrucePunta Caracol’s cabanas hover over the crystal waters of the Caribbean in Bocas del Toro

By: Victoria De Silverio One recent afternoon in Boquete, Panama, at the Panamonte Inn & Spa, the country’s oldest hotel, an iguana was on the loose. Word reached the kitchen, and from behind the swinging doors emerged a silver-haired maître d’, a young chef, and three cooks in aprons and... Read More

By: Laurel Delp The islands make up our very own tropical paradise, a startlingly beautiful mix of lush tropical forest, velvety sand beaches, and serrate volcanic peaks. The rich, distinctive culture blends customs of the Polynesians who arrived about 1,500 years ago, the American and European missionaries and whalers of... Read More

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By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff For one glorious season each year, America’s beaches come into full bloom. To help you pick a great destination for a bit of summery respite – and to enlighten you to the country’s great diversity of sun and sand – Sherman’s Travel spoke to experts... Read More

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Best Beaches in the U.S. for Remote, Secluded Escapes
iStock InternationalSeashells may be all you share the sand with at these secluded U.S. beaches

Seeking out sun, surf, and sand is an easy enough task, but is it possible to stir seclusion into the mix, too? Our editors say “shore”! We’ve dug deep into our arsenal of secret sands to present our top picks for secluded U.S. beaches, where quiet coasts invite in-the-know... Read More

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iStock InternationalHead back in time to old Florida around Pine Island Sound

By: Sam Sifton It takes about an hour to drive from the Fort Myers airport up into the scrub pine and woozy humidity of Pine Island, off Cape Coral, and by the time I get to the bridge at Matlacha, about halfway along in the journey on Route 78, I... Read More

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By: Jane Foster Knossos. Elafonissi. Delos. Oia. Vlychada. Psarou. Symi. We’ve organized a potent array of Grecian wonders into three easy itineraries that include some superstars of the ancient world, little-trod beach gems, well-known-but-worth-it cliffside havens, and entire islands just under the radar. On Crete, the seat of the ancient... Read More