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Island Paradises in America

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 21st 2009 04:25 PM

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

Secluded, exotic, remote islands. . .in the U.S.? You may not realize it, but America is full of gorgeous islands, some of them reachable only by plane or boat and others surprisingly close at hand. Some have never been settled and others support thriving little communities. But all are places where you can chill out for a long weekend or maybe even the rest of your life.
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10 Best American Beaches

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted May 10th 2009 04:20 PM

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As spring rolls into summer and the kids finish their current school year, families across the nation turn their attention to vacation planning-namely, which beachside getaway will become their week-long, temporary home. But no matter how awesome your old faithful might be, sometimes it's good to mix up your traditions. If you're looking for an alternative to your usual summer haunt, check out our list of America's Best Beaches. Which ones are the most scenic, pristine, adventurous and colorful? Read on to find out!
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