26 Most Beautiful Beaches You’ll Find Anywhere

8. Elafonisi Beach, Greece

Elafonisi Beach is found on the tiny island of Elafonisi, which is so close to the coast of Crete that it can easily be walked to through the shallow waters that separate the two. In some places, the beach features pink sand, a unique coloring created by thousands of crushed seashells.

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7. Phra Nang Beach, Thailand

This incredibly secluded beach can only be accessed by boat. Phra Nang has something for everyone: thrillseekers can enjoy cliffjumping or explore the surrounding caves in a kayak, while those looking for a relaxing escape can lounge on the sand without the hustle and bustle that typically characterizes a day at the beach.

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6. Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

If you’re looking for a beautiful beach, then head for an island that’s made up entirely of sand. Australia’s Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, and its coastlines won’t disappoint.

Years of erosion have led to steep bronze cliffs that face the water as well as the brilliantly colored sand on the beach. Rainbow Beach, in particular, boasts more than 60 different colors of sand, creating a visual treat that you’ll have to see to believe. Of course, the bright blue waters only set off the gorgeous hues of the cliffs and the coastline.

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Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.

Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.