There are many smaller, closer-to-home islands that are loaded with local charm without the high price tag (or long plane ride).
Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity. Maybe they just understand that tan lines are as offensive as taking selfies on the shore. Whatever the reason, topless (not to mention full-on nude) beaches in Europe are plentiful.
Nine-months Down Under, four caravanned road trips later, and I can earnestly say, that Australia's natural beauty is as extraordinary as its loving, interesting, fun-loving people.
I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found!
Whether you're craving one more trip to the beach or are searching for the perfect end-of-summer festival, getting away has never been quicker, easier -- or more affordable.
Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.
Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?
If you're looking for a fun, affordable beach getaway, visit Puerto Rico, home to plenty of beaches and nightlife, and enough options to satisfy every foodie, nature lover, and history buff.
There is nothing better than warm, green waters, tropical deserted beaches and the perfect sunset. Monte Cristi, Santo Domingo offers all of this, and so much more!
Check out a map of the Caribbean and you'll find a dozen or so islands named after saints. That's because Columbus was fond of matching up the day he came across a new island with the feast days of the various saints.
It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.
All summer books are not created equal, and neither are the beaches we read them on.
Following a relaxing hour or so baking in the sun, the most important part of the day arrived: selecting the ideal deli in a region known for its delis.
From sublime private islands in the Indian Ocean to adrenaline-fuelled cage diving with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa, the shores that rim this vast continent offer some incredible experiences.
Max out your weekend by hitting up an urban beach and combine sunshine, sand and skyline views. We sought out the best of the bunch, from a hammock-strung stretch of sand in Philly to a floating swimming pool in Berlin.
These destinations are not only easily accessible, but are also underrated, uncrowded, and full of fantastic last-minute deals.