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Wondering where to travel this spring? Ready to soak up sun and samba in Rio? Or perhaps strolling along boutique-lined boulevards in Paris piques your interest. We’ve charted six top spring ideas (based on our 2015 Spring Vacation rankings) to help point you in the right direction.

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Liz Weiss is a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. With more than six years of experience covering the travel industry, Liz has covered a diverse set of topics to help readers make smarter travel decisions and plan better trips. In her current role, she edits a range of consumer-facing topics, including personal finance, retirement, health, wellness and education. Previously, Liz was the Travel Editor for Consumer Advice, where she wrote and edited features and slideshows and managed the En Route travel blog. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from George Washington University. You can follow Liz on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn or email her at eweiss@usnews.com.

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