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Seychelles Islands: Suddenly The Hottest Place On Earth

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Matt Lauer spent Day 5 of his "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" tour in the tropical isles of The Seychelles. Not surprisingly, he's got the world wanting more. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Seychelle Islands have suddenly surged to the top of Google's most popular search terms.

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are by no means convenient to get to, but the trip is well worth it. Here is Peter Greenberg's , Today's Travel Editor, take on the Seychelles' Islands:

No ocean looks quite like the Indian Ocean, and the sight of that magical green water is a wonderful and indelible memory. So is getting to the Republic of Seychelles. It's in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles east of Kenya. The Seychelles is comprised of 115 islands, many of which have deserted beaches with untouched sand -- sand that is fine and white like talcum powder.

Already dreaming of Pina Coladas on a deserted beach? Visit the official Seychelles Islands website for more on the islands and the details on planning your visit.

You can also check out Lonely Planet's guide to the Seychelles or this Seychelles-specific travel guide.

And lastly, here is Matt Lauer's tour of the Seychelle Islands, as premiered on the Today Show this morning.

Have you ever been to the Seychelles? What was your experience? Dying to go? Share your travel fantasies below!

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