RANKED: The 20 hottest destinations for vacation and retirement home buyers

Cayman islands
The Cayman Islands offer a tranquil and luxurious home away from home. Flickr/Michael Hicks

With so many breathtaking destinations across the globe, more Americans are looking for retirement and vacation homes outside of the Continental US. Online real estate marketplacePoint2 Homes recently released a list of America’s most appealing destinations for a second home, according to monthly Google searches within the US.

From the bustling streets of Argentina to the relaxing coasts of Barbados, see the hottest places for a home away from home below.

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