Bora Bora

<b>Distance from Baltimore:</b> About a 13-hour flight.<br>
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<b>Why it’s hot:</b> There is plenty to do on this relatively small island in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEOREG000024" title="Polynesia" href="/topic/international/polynesia-PLGEOREG000024.topic">French</a> Polynesia. Vacationers can tan on white sand beaches, swim in crystal clear waters filled with a colorful array of coral and fish, and take a boat trip through a calm lagoon. The island also offers activities such as shark feedings, snorkeling and scuba diving.<br>
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<b>Don’t miss:</b> Shark feedings. The thrilling event is popular on all of the main islands in French Polynesia and involves a quick boat trip to the lagoon. You can watch by boat or by in the water (if you’re brave enough) as experienced guides feed the sharks by hand.<br>
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Information: Go to <a href="http://www.tahiti-tourisme.com">tahiti-tourisme.com</a>, 310-414-8484
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( Toni Stroud, Chicago Tribune / October 20, 2004 )

Distance from Baltimore: About a 13-hour flight.

Why it’s hot: There is plenty to do on this relatively small island in French Polynesia. Vacationers can tan on white sand beaches, swim in crystal clear waters filled with a colorful array of coral and fish, and take a boat trip through a calm lagoon. The island also offers activities such as shark feedings, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Don’t miss: Shark feedings. The thrilling event is popular on all of the main islands in French Polynesia and involves a quick boat trip to the lagoon. You can watch by boat or by in the water (if you’re brave enough) as experienced guides feed the sharks by hand.

Information: Go to tahiti-tourisme.com, 310-414-8484

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