The Caribbean has all the trappings of an exotic travel destination, but if you want to avoid the crowds and costs, Jo Fitzsimons recommends you approach the Caribbean from another side - Central America.
But beach destinations can be pricey. Some are expensive simply due to a higher cost of living or stronger currency, while the price of some is driven by popularity. If you're looking for a lower cost beach vacation, check out these beach destinations that offer a cheaper experience .
The NSW South Coast extends all the way from Sydney down to Eden and beyond, incorporating the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Sapphire Coast tourism regions. Part of the Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive, this is an area of spectacular views with lush green farmland on the one side and sandy beaches and rocky headlands on the other.
Singapore might be small ... however, ardent traveler, Daisy Odendaal discovered many of the island's hidden adventures whilst working and travelling in Asia for 4 years and realized that you should never judge a country by its dimensions and borders are meant to be challenged!
As the effects of the Gulf Coast oil disaster continue to loom, as many people have canceled their trip plans to travel elsewhere, Spencer Spellman gives six reasons why there's never been a better time to travel to the Gulf.
Just because you're more of an indie traveler doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the often excellent deals on vacation packages to resorts. As Robin Locker explains, it just means you've got to plan on making your resort stay a little different than the usual vacation-goer might.