There's much more to the southern part of the country.
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Places like the Caribbean and South Pacific have great opportunities for diving, but they aren't the only places you can explore an exceptionally cool underwater world.
Small ship cruises aren't always cheap, but their prices are often comparable with big ship cruises and can offer more bang for your buck.
You can find all the things that make the Caribbean great without the high prices or enormous crowds.
Sometimes massive murals cover entire buildings and artists use their medium to create beauty in an otherwise gritty landscape.
For travel lovers, it's the ultimate dream.
With beautiful natural surroundings, pleasant weather, delicious cuisine and plenty of lesser-known towns, it's easy to see why the South of France is appealing
No matter how many improvements are made to transportation methods, there's something undeniably appealing about old-school train travel.
Expect to see voluptuous topless ladies, as some of the most beautiful people in the world are on display here.
Big hotels can sometimes offer luxuries that enhance romantic getaways, but there's nothing quite like the personal treatment you'll get at a boutique B&B.
People think of Florida beaches or Bourbon Street in New Orleans when they think of holidays in the southern US, but there are plenty of options.
Take a mental break from whatever you're doing to peruse the gorgeous pictures of these amazing hotel pools.
In Patagonia, you can jet-ski across crystalline, azure lakes. In Colombia and Venezuela, you can trek through steamy jungles.
Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex.
Staying at a wine hotel means everything you need is within a short walk from your room.
Even if you're not a big drinker, sampling a unique local beverage can be a fun way to spice up your travels and learn something about the culture at the same time.
Not every attraction in Europe is world-class. Quite a few don't live up to the hype.
Colombians are intent on shedding the unfair label their country has had since the 80s and 90s when Pablo Escobar and the drug cartels ran rampant.
For all the crowds in some parts of Italy, there are still places that are genuinely under-appreciated, at least by those outside Italy.
These house museums give us a sense of what life was like in a different period and a glimpse of what went into making artists, writers and great thinkers who they were.
While movies can instantly transport us to mythical lands to far off islands and from futuristic cities to places yet to be discovered, the journey doesn't have to end when the credits roll.
If you're organized and determined enough to get to these hard-to-reach places, you will be rewarded with some amazing adventures
For this list, we look past the usual tourist hotspots in favor of destinations that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a little less-visited and slightly more adventurous.
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