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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

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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

By: Elissa Richard Ahhhhhh, que la vie est belle à Paris. You’re sure to be uttering words much like these (ahhhh, isn’t life beautiful in Paris) after visiting this fabled European city that has inspired and mesmerized starry-eyed lovers, writers, artists, dreamers, and schemers for centuries. Inherently designed for romance... Read More

By: Darren Frei Chicago stands a strong chance of being everyone’s kind of town. With world-class museums and performing arts venues, legendary jazz and blues clubs, more than 7000 restaurants serving everything from haute cuisine to hot dogs, and 29 magnificent miles of lakefront, the “City of Big Shoulders” offers... Read More

By: David Appell Sprawling, sometimes sexy, unruly, and occasionally outrageous, Greater Miami has become an urban mix unlike any other in America: one part sun-splashed resort playground; one part glamorama party capital; and one part (the biggest, in fact) bustling, Hispanic-flavored sprawl – parts of which feel more like Latin... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Aspen. One of the world’s most fabled, fabulous resorts, where the rich and famous sow their wild hautes (literally). Where dog collars sparkle more than many an engagement ring and the word mogul applies equally to the legendary steeps and Forbes/Fortune crowd: Hollywood in the Rockies (and... Read More

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iStock InternationalFind major thrills, chills, and Halloween fun this fall

They say the freaks come out at night – and on no night more so than October 31. Our top 10 places for spooky Halloween fun are a frightful blend of spine-chilling cities, weird wayside towns, and baffling bodies of water. We propose four uncanny urban settings – both... Read More

iStock InternationalWinter sports aside, this diverse and sophisticated region offers plenty to see and do

By: David Appell Already toured Tuscany, run around Rome, visited Venice, and in the market for a luscious slice of the bel paese not clogged with turisti? Have we got an under-the-radar charmer for you: Piedmont. ... Read More

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By: Anja Mutic Only a handful of world’s cities compare to Sydney. It may be far down in the Southern Hemisphere, but Australia’s shining urban star has abundant delights for visitors who brave the long trip Down Under. With its fantastic ocean-side setting, inimitably laid-back attitude, stellar beaches, fabulously beautiful... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Nowhere on earth is the aura of power so tangible as it is strolling Washington, DC‘s broad boulevards. Washington was built on a grand scale to impress foreign powers and express the noblest democratic ideals. For many visitors to the US capital, the experience is akin to... Read More

By: Darren Frei Even if you have never ventured within Los Angeles‘ 467 square miles, the city’s wildly diverse geography and architecture, shimmering from countless angles on television and film, are instantly recognizable. Whether it’s the city lights from the fanfare of the 20th Century Fox logo, the Malibu mountains... Read More

By: Anja Mutic It may have taken 3000 years, but Porto has finally caught up to Lisbon as a must-visit destination in Portugal. And it’s all happened in the last decade. ... Read More

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By: Felice Picano For many, Florence ranks as the art center of the universe – it’s certainly filled with some of the greatest murals, paintings, and sculpture in Western Civilization – and no trip to Italy, or Europe, for that matter, can be deemed comprehensive unless you’ve spent at least... Read More

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The Louvre in Paris, one of the world's best art cities
PunchstockA masterpiece in itself, Paris – and its famous Louvre – is among the world’s best cities for art lovers.

Vacations aren’t always about getting some R&R. In fact, visiting a city with a vibrant arts scene can be just as rejuvenating. Our top cities for art lovers are bound to stimulate even the most blasé of world travelers, as they’re home to dozens of world-class institutions with influential... Read More

By: Anja Mutic Breaking news: The French Riviera is officially passé. The new hot spot: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Indeed, crowds are once again flocking to this wondrous city on the southernmost stretch of Croatia’s coast, as enchanted by its beauty today as the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who once proclaimed... Read More