When it comes to beach destinations, Maldives has few rivals. Made up of more than 1,000 islands that sit in 26 reef-framed atolls, this Indian Ocean nation's waters offer infinite shades of blue and green, which slide into patches of white sands and dark corals. There are now over 100 resorts occupying these tiny parcels of paradise -- all spread out over 90,000 square kilometers. This means there's an accommodation to suit every traveler, whether you're in search of a romantic getaway, a culinary-focused luxury escape or a family surfing adventure in an eco-conscious, sustainable environment. Getting there is half the fun, too, and involves either hopping onto a speed boat for a cruise from the airport or a thrilling ride to a far-flung atoll in a seaplane. Either way, you'll have plenty of time to sit back and enjoy those famous views that have put Maldives firmly on everyone's travel wish list.
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New York
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.