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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.

The Maui Ocean Center is a hit with little ones. Flickr/ Kent Buckingham

Hawaii for Families: 12 Kid-Approved Activities

It's no wonder that family travel in Hawaii is so popular. With its nice beaches, great weather and kid-friendly attractions, Hawaii is a destination the whole family can enjoy. Here are 12 of our top family-friendly activities in the Hawaiian Islands.
Many come to Nusa Dua for the beautiful beaches. Photo by Carrie Dow

Tides and Temples in Nusa Dua: Bali, Indonesia

Known for its beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and excellent restaurants, Nusa Dua in southern Bali has a rich cultural heritage which can be seen in its many unique temples. Here's why you'll want to visit.
Wild ponies grazing on Assateague Island.

Wild Ponies and Windswept Beaches: Camping on Assateague Island

With its wild ponies and wind-swept beaches, Assateague Island is a rewarding place to pitch your tent.

Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is rich with wildlife, including one of the largest sea lion colonies in Mexico. At Los Islotes, a small island at the northern end of Isla Espiritu Santo near La Paz, you can dive or snorkel with these playful creatures.
A surface lava pool attracts visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Flickr/Thomas Tunsch

Edge of the Abyss: Hawaii’s Drive-In Volcano

Madame Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, attracts thousands of visitors daily to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here's what to see and do in this popular national park in Hawaii.
Wild Dunes Resort The Grand Pavilion at twilight. Photo by

Lowcountry Family Fun: Wild Dunes Resort

Located an easy drive from Charleston Airport in South Carolina, there’s a popular family escape into Lowcountry and the Atlantic -- the Wild Dunes Resort.

Three Days in Krabi, Thailand: Sun and Island-Hopping

Krabi, Phuket’s less crowded cousin, is one of Thailand’s most famous beach destinations. Here's how you can make the most of your visit to Krabi, Thailand.
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Naked in Antigua; Luggage in Aruba

When luggage gets lost, it means a week with just a swimsuit and change of clothes. Then again, isn't that all you need?
Cruising for beginnings. There is something for everyone on a cruise. Photo by Rich Grant

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Cruising

A traveler's long-held conceptions about cruising are proved wrong aboard a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam.
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Music for the Soul: Exploring Bali

From Balinese culture to beautiful beaches and temples, travel in Bali is soothing to the soul.
Nevis Travel - Relaxing on the beach on the island of Nevis. Photo by Janna Graber

Nevis, the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret

Quiet and unspoiled, the island of Nevis in the Caribbean is perfect for seasoned travelers who like raw nature and relaxing getaways.
Island travel in Aruba

Island Time: 5 Days of Healing in Aruba

While vacationing in Aruba, a small Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, a visitor discovers the healing power of travel.
The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is one of the top family-friendly activities in Destin, Florida. Flickr/Jessica Whittle Photography.

10 Best Family-Friendly Activities in Destin, Florida

Want some fun in the sun? Grab the kids and head to the beaches of Destin, Florida.
A traditional thatched roof home on the island of Sylt in Germany. Photo by Janna Graber

Island-Hopping in Germany (Yes, Germany!)

Though Germany is better known for its beer culture and Bavarian villages, the quiet islands of Sylt and Rügen offer a different side of travel in Germany.

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