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By: Genevieve Shaw Brown There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the first thing travelers thought of when they considered a trip to the Dominican Republic (often referred to simply as the DR) was “cheap all-inclusive.” And a vacation in Punta Cana, the region of beautiful white sand... Read More

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By: Kate Sekules Anyone who’s been there this century knows the London twofer syndrome. Beguiled by prices identical to those in New York, you return home to credit card statements in which palatable £100 dinners are transmuted into $200 splurges and a standard £180 hotel room turns out to have... Read More

By: Anja Mutic Barcelona is the buzzword of the moment. One of Europe’s most fashionable cities, this Mediterranean beauty by the sea treats stimulates your senses with every step: Fanciful Modernist architecture and medieval buildings sprinkle its streetscapes, first-class museums provide just the right dose of culture, the celebrated Catalan... Read More

By: Natasha Hall The world’s second largest French-speaking city, Montréal presents a captivating mélange of old-world charm infused with the up-to-the-minute energy of North America’s most modern cities. Set on the St. Lawrence River, this Canadian metropolis comprises an easily accessible patchwork of lively neighborhoods, each with its own unique... Read More

iStock InternationalThe multi-armed saguaro cacti is perhaps the most quintessential symbol of the American Southwest

By: Elissa Richard Just like the mythological bird that rises from its own ashes – from which the city borrows its name – the Greater Phoenix area has risen into something that couldn’t have been envisioned just half-century ago: one of the most popular tourist destinations in America, attracting 13... Read More

iStock InternationalSedona boasts the kind of beauty that stirs the senses and moves the soul

By: Elissa Richard When every passing sunray transforms the color and character of Sedona’s red-rock formations, it’s easy to see why visitors are awed by its grandeur. Sedona boasts the kind of beauty that stirs the senses and moves the soul: radiant red rocks carved out by canyons and creeks;... Read More

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iStock InternationalMasks are a major part of Venice

By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff Baby, it’s cold outside! But this year, why hibernate at home when you can be enjoying the best of what winter has to offer the world over? Some of the greatest festivals of the year take place during the coldest months, and we’ve rounded up... Read More

By: David Farley Pop quiz – which one of the following statements about Prague is false: along with Lyon and Turin, Prague is the capital of white magic; eggs are one of the main ingredients in the bewitching 650-year-old Charles Bridge; Mozart loved Prague and was more well-received here than... Read More

By: Anja Mutic Madrileños are known to proclaim desde Madrid al cielo! (Madrid is the closest you’ll get to heaven) about their hometown. Think what you will of the platitude, but there’s no denying that the vivacious Spanish capital has a lot going for it, including some of Europe’s top... Read More

By: Gretchen Kelly (with David Farley) One of the first things you notice at the Henri Coanda Airport in Bucharest is the scores of Gucci- and Prada-clad Italians in the European Union national arrivals line. This is a sight few could have dreamed up before Christmas Day 1989, when Romanians... Read More

By: Elissa Richard There are few more thrilling cities to visit than New York, with its dynamic, inimitable mix of world cultures, of skyscrapers and small towns. Pulsating with an almost tangible energy, visitors regularly find themselves invigorated and, on occasion, even a bit overwhelmed, by the exciting, brash, and... Read More

iStock InternationalBeer lovers can find the perfect pint at these 10 hop-centric locales

Munich’s famed frothy festival, Oktoberfest, may get all of the glory, but the world is full of destinations where the natives know – and love – their beer, and where you can sample some local brew all year long. We sipped our way around the world and came up... Read More

By: Meghan Aftosmis If you know anything about Amsterdam, you know it’s progressive. But spend a day walking the 17th-century European capital that Rembrandt called home and you’ll know that life is good here – and tolerance is the key to that happiness. Locals, made up of at least 170... Read More

By: David Appell The most architecturally handsome capital in Latin America (and possibly the hemisphere) Buenos Aires is a brash, exciting, 10-million-person jumble of contradictions, its 50-some neighborhoods sprawling over nearly 80 square miles where Argentina’s extensive pampas (grasslands) meet the Río de la Plata where it opens into the... Read More

iStock InternationalEnjoy a once-in-a-life-time trip to Machu Picchu in Peru

While it’s the phenomenal feats of mere mortals that comprise our list of man-made wonders, actually seeing them in person is nothing short of divine. Little surprise, given that many of our favorite creations were designed with a heavenly audience in mind, whether in the depths of a Cambodian... Read More