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    20 Photos of Tropical Destinations to Spark Your Summer Wanderlust

    20 Photos of Tropical Destinations to Spark Your Summer Wanderlust

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    Most of us are excited to be settling into spring. After all, who can complain about warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a chance to get outdoors and soak in some long-overdue Vitamin D? But just because you're enjoying spring, it doesn't mean you can't begin researching and planning your next awesome summer adventures too! On our end, we’re in the midst of researching an epic trip through Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Albania this summer (insider tips welcome). Breaking out the guidebooks and circling key destinations on the map has certainly got our summer wanderlust kicked into full gear, and we couldn't be happier about it.

    If you're ready to activate your summer travel fever and gain some inspiration for the next travel quest of your own, then don't miss this post. We’re reminiscing on some our favorite photos from tropical destinations around the world that are bound to get you dreaming of foreign places and exotic adventures! And you never know — maybe one of these snapshots will inspire your next dream tropical summer vacation.

    Traditional longboats float in the harbor at El Nido

    Sunrise view from a private island

    Pristine white sand beach

    Ready for a day of exploring the magical islands of El Nido

    Nothing says tropical paradise like crystal clear blue water

    Explore the depths of the sea on a SCUBA dive

    A longboat prepares to set sail

    Ziplining from the mountains to the beach

    Fire dancers spin at sunset

    A double rainbow over the ocean

    The stunning cliffs of Halong Bay

    Junk boat anchors to take in the view

    Kayaking among the islands of Halong Bay

    Blue Caribbean water surrounds Isla Mujeres

    Pick your personal palm umbrella, sit back and relax

    Swimming in an infinity pool overlooking a Caribbean reef

    The surfer’s town of Dominical, Costa Rica

    Golden sunset off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

    The mountainous jungle is the perfect backdrop for this beautiful beach

    A palm tree stretches out over a tiny strip of beach 

    What are your favorite tropical destinations for a summer trip abroad? Do you already have an epic vacation planned for the upcoming months?


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