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Overseas Adventures: Eat, Shop & Play Around Four Continents

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Apr 12th 2011 03:30 PM
Long gone are the days when being an adventure traveler meant a long sojourn in an overseas airport. Nowadays, adventure travel is all about exploring the senses: what you can see, do, taste and touch while traveling, and it doesn't even have to be that adventurous. From shopping a massively colorful market in India to taste-testing in Macau, here are 5 overseas adventures for every type of traveler.
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Unique Summer Getaways: The Beaches of Rio de Janeiro

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Mar 2nd 2011 11:00 AM
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over_kind_man, Flickr

Looking for a unique summer getaway? When it's summer in the United States, countries south of the hemisphere are in the throes of winter. However, with average temperatures around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit, it's a perfect time to see these normally smoldering cities. For a unique summer getaway that's filled with sun, sand and plenty of fun, hit up Rio de Janeiro and its three main beaches.
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World's Best Pictures

by Lee Van Grack. Posted Feb 11th 2011 11:45 AM
This best photo shows a firefighter spraying water near a carnival float in Rio de Janeiro's City of Samba following a fire on February 7th, 2011.

Antonio Scorza, AFP / Getty Images

This week AOL Travel is launching a new feature called The World's Best Pictures. We will bring you, we will showcase, we will highlight a must-see photo from a travel destination around the world. The photo may inspire you, it may amaze you, it might even touch you, but you will never be disappointed. See the complete photo gallery.
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World's Sexiest Beaches

by Jordan Simon. Posted Mar 14th 2010 03:35 PM

Lisa Tancsics, Wikimedia Commons

What is sexy? Well, when it comes to beaches, determining the sexiest in the world is a difficult, albeit stimulating, task. What we looked for was dramatic landscapes like mountainous lush landfalls formed by volcanic eruption, an accretion of crushed coral the color and consistency of confectioner's sugar, and surroundings carved by receding glaciers clawing the earth in their wake. The most obvious candidates augment their scenic natural beauty with sensuous clientele, sybaritic resorts, and sassy sultry nightlife. You've seen their (in)famous celeb scenes regularly depicted in People and InStyle.
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World's Most Endangered Attractions

by Libby Zay. Posted Feb 12th 2010 12:48 PM
Visiting some of the most beautiful destinations in the world comes with its price: our footprints-including the carbon ones-can jeopardize the very places we cherish. On the following slides, we've listed ten at-risk locations where tourism has had detrimental effects. But it's not all bad news: we've also researched the measures that are being taken to protect these places.
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