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Wat Arun/flickr/Thangaraj Kumaravel
Wat Arun/flickr/Thangaraj Kumaravel

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Just 200 years ago, Bangkok was a small trading village on the banks of the Chao Phraya River; in the next 15 years, it will be one of the largest cities in... Read More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe Plaza/Tourism Santa Fe

Culture, history, art, top-notch cuisine — New Mexico’s capital has it all. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune for an upscale experience. Here is our guide to a luxe, but not too expensive, weekend in Santa Fe. What to Do Art is a major draw in “The... Read More

Guest room/21c Nashville
Guest room/21c Nashville

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. As Nashville’s food and hospitality industry continue to grow, its art scene has been getting more attention than ever. It’s fitting, then, that contemporary art museum-cum-hotel chain 21c chose Music City... Read More

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Detroit Foundation Hotel
Detroit Foundation Hotel

Think of a Midwestern city that offers stylish accommodation, excellent food, and culture and Chicago probably comes to mind first. But if you’re looking for all of those elements at wallet-friendly prices, consider Detroit. The city historically known for Motown and the automotive industry is in the midst of... Read More

Amsterdam-flickr-BriYYZ
Amsterdam/flickr/BriYYZ

Electric tulip blooms, picturesque windmills, and a network of 165 canals lined with colorful houses encircling the city, Amsterdam is worthy of the Old Masters. As the city draws an increasing number of tourists — about 17 million people in 2016, up from 12 million five years earlier —... Read More

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Covington's historic downtown features shopping, restaurants and B and B's like the Blue Willow. Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.c
Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Just 45 minutes from New Orleans lies Covington, Louisiana. If you’ve not heard of it–and you probably haven’t–it’s because this town, in the seat of St. Tammany Parish, qualifies as the epitome of a hidden gem. Chock-full of Southern charm with art galleries, antique stores, and top-notch restaurants, it’s... Read More

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Nelson Green Brier Distillery/Christina Garofalo
Nelson Green Brier Distillery/Christina Garofalo

In the last five years, Tennessee’s capital has exploded. Tourists and business travelers from across the country are invading Music City in masses, turning a town that once revolved around country music into a cultural hub that even jaded New Yorkers are hooked on. This influx in visitors (13.5 million... Read More

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Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos
Monaco courtesy of Monaco Press Centre Photos

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Mention Monaco and visions of Bentleys and James Bond-worthy casinos instantly spring to mind. Measuring roughly the size of New York City’s Central Park, this principality along the Côte d’Azur boasts the... Read More

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iStock Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt/iStock

On September 23, museums across the country will open their doors for Museum Day Live! – and it’s all totally free. Led by the Smithsonian, which is gratis to visitors every day, this is the perfect opportunity for exploring museums you haven’t been to — or maybe just seeing... Read More

Temple Bar/flickr/René Silvio H.
Temple Bar/flickr/René Silvio H.

Ireland’s capital city has many claims to fame. Dublin was the Vikings’ largest and most important port, it is the home of Guinness, and one of few UNESCO cities of literature, home to Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, and the setting of James Joyce’s Ulysses... Read More

Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU
Only YOU Madrid from Only YOU

Writer Ernest Hemingway once called Madrid the “most Spanish of all cities,” and made the capital a frequent character in everything from classics like “The Sun Also Rises” to short stories like “The Capital of the World.” It’s easy to see why Madrid’s Baroque palaces, bullfighting fiestas, and tavern-like... Read More

Curacao's West Coast by Lily Girma

An ideal destination for independent explorers and culture lovers, Curaçao’s Dutch-Caribbean bend and fewer tourists make it a pricier destination than most in the region. Here, meals and tours can add up quickly. But there are ways to make the most of your travel dollar or florin, while enjoying... Read More

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail/NPS.gov

Often overlooked for its bridge-side sibling, Oakland, California still remains one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best-kept secrets — at least among travelers. While the original “City by the Bay” is overrun with visitors attempting to capture its iconic views and vying for space at its well-worn sites... Read More

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Rome, Italy/flickr/Bert Kaufmann
Rome, Italy/flickr/Bert Kaufmann

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. The ancient Romans believed that no matter how many empires rose and fell, Rome would live forever. And they were right: La Città Eterna remains one of the world’s most visited capitals... Read More

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Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church from iStock

With Puerto Vallarta gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, there’s never been a more exciting time to visit. While plenty of luxe offerings cater to wealthy jet-setters, it’s just as easy to find exciting budget-friendly options in the Mexican resort town. Whether you’re an art lover... Read More