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To toast the warm weather–and to provide inspiration for all those last-minute vacation planners out there–we asked our Facebook community to share their picks for the best beach town in the world. Our readers didn’t disappoint. Recommendations ran the gamut–from St. John to Singapore–so grab a beach chair and a fruity drink and explore standout seaside spots with Nat Geo Travel.

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Southern Hemisphere Beach Gems

Because we’ve got sand on our minds these days, I’ve compiled a list of five more amazing beaches from around the world that can serve as inspiration for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere who may be longing for some surf and sun once the weather turns cold here.

Hidden Beach Gems

Rainer Jenss recently traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel.  We’re proud to announce that Rainer’s Jenss Family Travels was selected as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com.  This is Part 1 of his report on some of the world’s best…

Nothing says “family travel” better than deep dish pizza. Chicago is the perfect summer destination for families: visit a museum, ride the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier, or take in a baseball game. Away.com has your complete family guide to the city including what to see and where to stay. [Away.com] Don’t let soaring summer…

Discover the top beaches in Cambodia including the popular Koh Rong Saloem or “Lazy Beach”  in Sihanoukville, the premier beach destination for tourists and locals alike.  [TravelFish] Local blog DCist reports that a coalition of over 100 ethnic and minority groups have released a design for a new museum on the National Mall. The National…

The World’s Best Beaches

Adding fuel to our spring fever, TripAdvisor just announced the winners of its inaugural 2011 Travelers’ Choice Beach Awards. Based on travelers’ TripAdvisor reviews, the best beach in the world is, drum roll please… Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos. The awards recognize the top beaches in the world and in the U.S. Myrtle Beach,…

National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott recently visited Northwest Florida with his family. This is the second of two reports. Here’s the first. You can’t build a sand dune. Not a real one. You can try, says our guide, Snookie Parrish. “You can pile the sand, but when a big storm hits – whoosh,” she…

Cancun’s Disappearing Beach

Contributing editor Charles Kulander offers a reminder to the delegates gathered at the COP 16 climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico this week. As delegates from 193 nations convene at COP 16, the 16th annual climate change conference now meeting in Cancun, local environmentalists point to a pressing sustainability issue right on their doorstep: Ever…

Hawaii’s Disappearing Beaches

Could Hawaii’s idyllic beaches soon be gone forever? According to the Associated Press, “geologists say more than 70 percent of Kauai’s beaches are eroding” and Oahu has lost almost a quarter of its shoreline. The devastation is occurring throughout the Hawaiian island chain and is a huge blow to a state whose largest employer is…

Jen A. Miller, who authors the blog downtheshorewithjen.blogspot.com, shares her insider tips for one of Atlantic City’s biggest events of the summer. Atlantic City: America’s playground by the sea. Say what you want about lagging casino revenues and increased slots competition from Pennsylvania and New York, but Atlantic City is still a hot spot, whether…

Top 10 Eco-Travel Mistakes

Hitting the road this summer? Just because you’re out of your comfort zone doesn’t mean that your eco-friendly habits have to go on vacation too. Responsibletravel.com recently surveyed their readers about which travel faux pas they noticed most often in tourists. It’s bad enough looking the part, do your best not to act it by…