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Top 10 Treehouse Hotels

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Oct 6th 2009 12:42 PM

Treehouse Point / Cheryl Jones

Fancy a Swiss Family Robinson experience but with indoor plumbing? Treehouse hotels not only get you up close to the local wildlife-your neighbors could be anything from Howler Monkeys to flying tree frogs-they can also offer seclusion for a romantic getaway or excitement for adventure-seeking families.
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Top 10 Coolest Hotel Pools

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Sep 21st 2009 02:26 PM

Fontainebleau Miami

For some people, the perfect hotel pool is defined by location. Maybe it's a free-form pool in Hawaii, framed by palm trees and hibiscus and situated a stone's throw from the ocean. Or perhaps it's a minimalistic pool perched on a rooftop in a megalopolis, with glittering skyscraper views to entertain your eyes. For many people, the joy is in the watery details, with fountains, grottoes, waterfalls and water slides adding a touch of drama to the promise of refreshment.
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America's 10 Best Views

by Terry Ward. Posted Jul 24th 2009 03:37 PM


Consider America's diverse landscapes--from the cypress-strewn swamps of Florida to the groaning glaciers of Alaska, and from the lobster-riddled nooks of Maine's rocky coast to the alien lava fields of Hawaii. Few countries can boast the range of landscapes that define the United States. From sea to shining sea, jaw-meets-floor vistas captivate the eye and stoke the wanderlust. Rounding up ten of the most impressive U.S. views barely scratches the surface, we know. But this list shows at least a snippet of the unparalleled beauty that America has to offer.
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