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Beach Vacations

Beach Vacations

Planning a beach vacation or holiday on the shore? We've collected travel articles on the best beach destinations, from Hawaii and Phuket to Fiji and the Bahamas. Pack your sunscreen and get ready to hit the beach.

A lagoon hammock sways in the breeze at Anantara Dhigu in the Maldives. Photo courtesy Anantara Dhigu

Island Hopping in the Maldives

The Maldives has more than 100 luxury island resorts. But which should you choose? We visited four top resorts in the Maldives. Here's our review.

Top 7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in San Diego

From whale-watching to surfing to the beaches of Coronado Island, there are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in San Diego.

Say Kiwi: Exploring Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is the perfect base for hiking, canoeing, camping and much more.

Ile de Ré: Sea, Surf and Sun

With its perfect climate all year round tempered by the Gulf Stream, Ile de Ré is best enjoyed outside of the busy summer months and away from the crowds.
The view from my room at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: New All-Inclusive a Winner in Mexico

This resort's golden beaches, redesigned property and all-inclusive concept add up to a fantastic experience in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Diving with Sharks in the Bahamas

Lunching With Carnivores: A Shark Dive in The Bahamas

A shark dive in the Bahamas produces stunning underwater photos and plenty of adreneline.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near Cancun.

Cancun’s Gentle Giants

From May through September, whale sharks frequent the waters near Cancun. Here's how you can experience them up close.
Travel in Zanzibar Island

Island of Spice: R&R in Zanzibar

Celebrate African-style island life just off the coast of Tanzania.
Family Travel in in Sydney

Sweet on Sydney: Australia’s Family-Friendly City

From koalas and sandy beaches to the Sydney Tower, this city is made for family fun.
Royal Hawaiian HOTEL

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.
Sunset at the St. Regis Princeville, a popular place for honeymoons and weddings. Photo by St. Regis Princeville

Romantic Hawaii: Kauai for Couples

Romance isn't just gazing into each other's eyes. In Kauai, you can get out and have fun exploring the island together.
San Diego has plenty of attractions.

San Diego: Top 10 Places to Take the Family

San Diego is a family-friendly destination, with sandy beaches, amusement parks, a world-famous zoo and marine park.
Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Time Travel: Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Biking through this remote part of Ireland is like pedaling through history.
Family travel holiday in Greece. Flickr/ mariusz kluzniak

Travels with Mom in Greece

I knew that traveling to Europe with my two daughters was going to be an experience, but this wasn't what I envisioned.