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Looking for an easy weekend getaway or road trip? These islands are easy to reach, but hard to forget. Take a look at these unexpected coastlines, private island resorts close to home, and secret beaches in the Florida Keys, North Carolina's Outer Banks, California, Canada and beyond.

  • Best Secret Islands in the Florida Keys
    Take a look at these unexpected coastlines, private island resorts and secret beaches in Florida and see if you can find a spot for your towel.

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  • Love to be out on the water? Here are 10 things to do in Key West, Florida.

    Sure, Duval Street deserves an evening happy hour stroll, but to truly connect with the heart of Key West, grab a paddle, a pair of fins, a rod or a board and prepare to…
  • Best places to travel in July: Cayman Islands

    Planning your summer vacation? Here’s where to travel in July.

    Summer vacation is in full swing and the best places to travel in July include festivals celebrating everything from flying kites to reggae to scuba diving. Oh, and…
  • Coastal expert Dr. Beach has released his 2017 list of the best beaches in the United States.

    According to costal expert Dr. Beach, these are the best beaches in the United States for 2017. Did your favorite beach make the list?

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  • Best places to travel in August: Cook Islands

    Planning your summer vacation? Here are the best places to travel in August.

    This month’s events and festivals honor everything from wine, chocolate and lobster to hula, sailing and hungry ghosts. Here’s where to go in August.
  • Most romantic hotels in the Northeast U.S.: Spring House Hotel

    Preppy, posh and perfect for romance: Feel the love at these romantic hotels from Martha’s Vineyard to Montauk.

    Preppy, posh and perfect for romance: Feel the love at these romantic hotels from Martha’s Vineyard to Montauk.
  • Find a true escape at these authentic tiki bars, tucked away in some of the U.S.’s biggest cities.

    Let’s face it: jetting off to the South Pacific on a whim isn’t feasible for 99 percent of us. Thankfully, you can still find a true escape at these authentic tiki bars,…
  • U.S. Beach Resorts for Families: Hotel Del Coronado

    Wondering where to plan your family vacation this summer? We love these family-friendly beach resorts in the U.S.

    Summer is here (hooray!), so it’s time to start planning a beach vacation with the whole crew. We especially love these family-friendly resorts in the U.S.

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