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Pauline Frommer, 42, remembers first visiting Cancun as a seventh-grader when her father, Arthur, author of the famous Frommer Travel Guides–reported on the coastal city’s very first hotel. “It was completely deserted back then,” says Frommer, also a travel writer. Unfortunately, such secluded beaches rarely stay that way for long. Cancun has morphed into a sun worshiper’s Mecca as famous for its high-rise hotels and nightclubs as for its beaches. Some of the islands off of Cancun, like Isla Mujeres, have absorbed the overflow, attracting travelers who just want to get away from it all. While some enjoy the apres-beach activities of Cancun, many others are simply seeking that idyllic patch of white-sugar sand where they can stretch out a towel, unplug and tune out. Especially these days, when any news on your BlackBerry is bound to be grim. – From Forbes
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.