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Distance from Baltimore: 740 miles or about a two-hour flight Why it's hot: Life on Amelia Island was shaped by pirate, Spanish, Indian, and Victorian-era influences, which remains apparent in the barrier islands historic district. For a serene getaway, spend time along Amelia's 13 miles of uncrowded seashore or golf at a PGA Tour course. To learn more about the islands diverse past, go to the Amelia Island Museum of History and explore the Old Town. Don't miss: Horseback riding on the beach. Amelia Island is one of only a few places across the nation in which riding horses on the beach is permitted. Visitors can choose from three different horseback riding companies. Information: htt
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From Baltimore: 1,895 miles, about a 6 ½ hour flight (with stop) Why it's hot: The beaches are white and pristine, and the water is a crisp blue-green. Explore Arikok National Park or the island's extensive caves. Information: For more information about Aruba, visit
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By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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