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Decisions, decisions… Which gorgeous destination should you use your precious vacation days on? We've got 21 ideas, from Breckenridge to Zanzibar. Tourist traps need not apply.

Buenos Aires

From the out-of-this-world Malbec to the late-night tango clubs, this Argentine capital will satisfy your inner Europhile, but it’s got a rhythm all its own.

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St. Barts

Pampering is serious business here, so high-end dining, gorgeous boutique hotels and celeb spotting on the beach are the only items on your to-do list.

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Lisbon

While its days as a seafaring superpower are gone, Lisbon is sparking up another urban renaissance, thanks to artists, chefs and cutting-edge entrepreneurs.

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San Miguel de Allende

Sixty different nationalities live in this Mexican mountain town, and their various cultures infuse the food, design and daily life with an artistic flair unlike anywhere else.

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Zanzibar

The mash-up of cultures, architecture and cuisine, mixed with white-sand beaches and a vibrant reef, make it Africa’s most alluring island.

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Seattle

The clouds lift from June to September, so do as the locals do and take to the water with an island sail or kayak--and that Pacific Northwest breeze at your back.

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Nashville

With over 200 years of music history, 150 music venues and live bands giving it their all every night of the week, this city is truly a sight for sore ears.

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Martha's Vineyard

Located seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is an island full of unspoiled natural beauty, historic whaling villages, sprawling beaches, rustic farms and bib-ready fish shacks.

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Havana

Gloria Estefan, modern hip-hop, jazz duo Obsesión… The sounds of Havana are just as mesmerizing as the candy-colored colonials.

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Breckenridge

This Colorado ski town boasts the highest elevation in North America, meaning you’re guaranteed reliable snowfall well into April--sometimes even June.

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Madrid

When it comes to experiencing Madrid, a day in the Museo Prado is just as important as dancing until the churro stands open at dawn.

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Quito

Set within a ring of mountains, the capital of Ecuador is nearly twice the elevation of Denver and enjoys abundant sunshine and spring-like weather year round.

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Kauai

Covered in tropical rainforest, cut with canyons and craters and surrounded by a jagged cliff perimeter, Kauai is quite possibly the most beautiful Hawaiian island.

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Milan

Beyond the industrial façade and busy corporate hustle lies one of the most thriving fashion destinations in all the world.

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Cappadocia

You’d think George Lucas made this place up, but the soft volcanic rock of central Turkey has actually been shaped by millions of years of erosion and 5,000 years of savvy civilization.

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Seychelles

The 115 islands off the east coast of Africa--with their postcard-perfect beaches, tropical forests and obscenely luxurious accommodations--practically ooze with romance.

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Shanghai

Neoclassical buildings juxtaposed against sci-fi high-rises. Doddering grandmas alongside hip fashionistas. Rickety dumpling carts around the corner from Michelin-starred restaurants specializing in molecular gastronomy. Shanghai is truly a mash-up for the ages.

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Paris

The whiff of croissant from an early-morning patisserie, the floral gardens of the Tuileries, the luxe perfumeries that dot the Champs-Élysées…the scents of Paris are as heady as its style and culture.

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New York City

You’ve already done the New York City tourist stuff: Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, all the essentials. Been there, done that. Now it’s time to explore NYC like a celebrity.

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Burgundy

The best terroir to grow a perfect Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (the area's signature varietals) is packed in a sliver of French mountain slopes 25 miles long and barely over a mile wide.

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Cape Town

If you’re ever like, "Hmm...should I go to Europe or should I go to Africa?" then we’ve got good news: They had a love child, and its name is Cape Town.

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