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10 Of The Best Beach Bars Around The World

by Sarah Rose. Posted Apr 5th 2011 01:30 PM
Best Beach Bars

Cape Grace Hotel

Compiling a list of the world's best beach bars is no easy task, yet here we are, again, proclaiming love for all that is right in the world. The mini umbrella. Sand in the toes. You know, the important things in life. At these 10 bars, sun and sand lovers will take shade under cliffs, meet surf legends, down sangrias and even enjoy some organic cocktails.

Have a favorite beach bar? Give it a shout out in the comments below.
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Hawaii with Kids: 13 Best Kid-Approved Family Activities

by Janna Graber. Posted Apr 4th 2011 03:30 PM

When it comes to planning your Hawaiian family vacation, it's hard to know where to begin. A day at the beach or submarine ride? Museum or tubing? We asked Hawaii travel expert Jeanette Foster, author of Frommer's Hawaii with Kids, to name her favorite family activities on the islands.

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Where to See Weird and Wonderful Sea Life Up Close (PHOTOS)

by Janna Graber. Posted Mar 25th 2011 07:00 AM
sea life

John Haut/Kona Diver

Time to get down and dirty and up close and personal with some sea beasties, naughty little creatures that they are. Here's how-and where-you can experience some of the ocean's most unusual creatures up close.
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Adventure Vacations for Couples: 4 Great Destinations

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Feb 9th 2011 01:30 PM
adventure vacations for couples

There are plenty of romantic vacation spots beckoning when you're planning a trip for two, but what if you're itching to spice the trip up? Adventure vacations are becoming more and more common these days and with fantastic under-discovered destinations becoming easier to get to, you've got your pick of vacation. Here are four great destination ideas for adventure vacations for couples that you can book right now.
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10 Under 10: The Best Boutique Hotels

by Sarah Rose. Posted Oct 7th 2010 03:43 PM

Waianuhea

Need a retreat where everybody knows your name? Giant resorts can sometimes feel institutional, so why not go small. The past five years have seen an explosive growth in boutique hotels, from the Spanish Steps in Rome to the shores of Virginia to the upcountry ranches of Hawaii. We've searched the world for 10 of the best gem-like hotels, each under 10 rooms, with stylish interiors, ultra-personalized service, and a very exclusive guest list (and, yes, some high prices).
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