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You know summer is coming when you start to see great fall and winter airfare deals to Europe. Check out these low round-trip airfares to Europe (and beyond!), starting at just $598, with taxes included. These flights from New York City on Finnair and Turkish Airlines are available on select dates, September 24, 2013-January, 2014. Many more dates in spring and summer are available for more.
These are unadvertised fares, so they’re likely to disappear fast. Take advantage while you can. Read more
Paris may conjure images of haute cuisine (a galaxy of Michelin stars) and couture-clad models rocking the runways during Fashion Week, but take it from a local – it’s possible to experience the city’s thrills without breaking the bank. Arguably the best time of the year to visit the City of Light, the summer season ushers in festivals galore. Here are my picks for an affordable summer jaunt to Paris. Read more
Chile lovers travel to Santa Fe, looking for spicy dishes that will ignite their taste buds, but the city’s culinary scene offers more than heat. Nationally-acclaimed restaurants, inspired by Native American, Spanish, and Mexican cuisine, line the historic plaza. Ethnic restaurants, ranging from Thai to sushi, sit between art galleries, and, restaurants owned by the same family for several generations dot New Mexico’s capital. While it’s hard to single out just a few restaurants, these are the ones the locals will recommend. Read more
Travelers seeking cultural connections might want to roll up their sleeves on an upcoming trip. In big cities and small towns, a variety of hands-on classes are linking curious visitors with local experts. Whether you want to learn about cheesemaking or butchery, there are many opportunities to get your hands dirty and meet locals at the same time.
Many of these classes are focused around food, a pleasure that connects us no matter where we call home. Not only do the following classes teach us something new and provide the framework to connect with locals, but they are also delicious. With every class there is the reward of tasting what you made and feasting with new friends. Here are four of my favorite ways to get your hands dirty around the globe. Read more
The world’s top race car drivers, and the gamblers who love them, convene in Monaco this week for the annual Grand Prix. From May 23–26, the winding roads of Europe’s glamorous principality will be overtaken with automotive enthusiasts of every stripe.
While the Grand Prix is arguably the world’s most famous Formula 1 race, Monaco isn’t the only global destination car lovers should consider. From Germany’s legendary Autobahn, to Model T mash-ups in Cuba, here are four other spots where fans can get their fix. Read more
With New Orleans’ party-hearty spirit, it comes as a surprise to some that the cocktail wasn’t invented in the city where the good times roll 24/7. Even so, cocktails were perfected in the Crescent City – home to some of the most beloved beverages in the country. Read more
Bogotá is abuzz with development. New direct flights have made access to this bustling Colombian capital easier, cheaper, and more comfortable than ever before. New hotels are popping up across the city at breakneck speed (like the much-anticipated W Hotel, set to debut next year) – including two of our favorite additions, personally vetted during my trip there last week, including the smart-splurge B.O.G. Hotel and great-value Royal Sonesta Bogotá. And if you’re looking for firsthand tips on what to do and see once you touch down, our very own Jim Sherman reported about some on-the-ground tips from his recent trip. Read more
You may think of St. Mark’s Place in New York City as seedy and for college students exclusively. But, after emerging from the #6 subway station at Astor Place, turn your back on the looming Starbucks and K-Mart, stroll east past the tilted black cube sculpture, and walk two more blocks until 3rd Avenue. You’ll run right into the area that is brimming with niche stores and amazing eateries. If you’re traveling with kids and would rather tackle this funky strip with some guidance, the recommendations that follow should come in handy. Read more
There’s something so romantically American about a riverboat cruise. Perhaps it’s because they remind us of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Show Boat, Riverboat, and other great stories. But riverboats aren’t just for the Mississippi. The American Queen Steamboat Company, which runs a successful franchise on the Mississippi, recently announced they’ll be expanding their service to Oregon and Washington! Read more
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