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Pool at The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Forget what you think you know about Atlantic City. While it was struck by a wave of hotel and casino closures in recent years — and the city is currently at risk of filing for bankruptcy — now is actually a great time to visit the seaside destination. That’s thanks to a trove... Read More

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 The Peninsula House/Lily Girma
The Peninsula House/Lily Girma

The Dominican Republic offers an incredible variety of settings — from miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic and Caribbean, to the highest peaks in the region, and a bustling Colonial City. Exploring it all will require a solid home base, and these three options put you well on... Read More

Sugar Beach in St. Lucia
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

For an island that’s less than 240 square miles in size, St. Lucia offers an overwhelming amount of diversity. Between the language (Creole French), the fresh seafood, and the jaw-dropping vistas, it’s hard to not overload your To Do list. We picked four of our favorite ways to spend a long... Read More

Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia
Lake Toba/Flickr/Marc Veraart

Travelers bound for Indonesia usually set their sights on Bali or Java, but Sumatra — Indonesia’s largest island — has just as much, if not more, to offer. Sumatra is easy to reach; hour-long flights operate several times a day from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and a three-hour ferry... Read More

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Guestroom at Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia
Guestroom/Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa

Whether hiking a mountain, feasting at the Friday night fish fry, or swimming in the Caribbean Ocean, St. Lucia has activities — and sights to see — for all kinds of travelers. More so: after a full day of exploring, playing or relaxing, there’s a variety of hotels apt... Read More

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White Elephant Village
White Elephant Village

This year, break out of the mimosa-and-pancakes Mother’s Day routine and take your mom on an adventure she’ll never forget. We’ve done the planning — you just need to do the packing. 1. The Chatwal Hotel (New York City, NY) Why: For an unforgettable Mother’s Day, check in to this neo-Georgian Stanford White-designed... Read More

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Yandup Island Lodge in Panama
Yandup Island Lodge/Eric Mohl

The seven countries that make up Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and Guatemala) offer something for every traveler, from beaches to volcanoes to cool cities to pristine rainforest to archaeological sites. These countries are also offering a wider and wider range of hotels. To... Read More

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Beach villa at Anantara Phuket Layan in Thailand
Beach villa/Anantara Phuket Layan

Thailand’s Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, just 10 minutes from the bustling area of Laguna, affords incredible luxury with the utmost privacy. It’s the kind of place you’d expect to see (or hear whispers about) a visiting Beyoncé and Jay Z or the Brangelina squad — likely holed up in the ultra-posh Residences... Read More

Savonet Plantation House, Curacao
Savonet Plantation/iStock

Curacao is known for its unique mix of cultures — African, Dutch, Latin American, and Caribbean — and its incredible diving. The capital, Willemstad, has a busy cruise ship port while the dry, desert-like terrain on the east coast is lined with beach and dive resorts. For the most... Read More

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Nautilus Cabana Club Pool
Nautilus Cabana Club Pool/Adrian Gaut for SIXTY Hotels

Another Art Deco gem has been reborn in South Beach. The Nautilus Hotel first opened in the 1950s as a glamorous creation of Miami’s famous Art Deco architect, Morris Lapidus (he also worked his magic on the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc). But in November 2015, after a few... Read More

Santiago de Cuba in Cuba
Santiago de Cuba/Annika S. Hipple

Although purely touristic activities in Cuba are still prohibited for U.S. travelers, the recent easing of restrictions has led to a skyrocketing number of visitors to the island — particularly those traveling on authorized people-to-people programs. Most Americans land in Havana and spend a few days in Cuba’s lively... Read More

A view of the cliffs in Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Cliffs in Miraflores/Flickr/tafs

Sure, Miraflores can’t measure up to Central Lima when it comes to baroque architecture or world-class museums. But there’s this: it’s infinitely cooler. This seaside neighborhood, sandwiched between posh San Isidro and bohemian Barranco, strikes the perfect balance of uptown class and downtown charm. Here’s our guide to what... Read More

The pool at Los Patios in Nicaragua
Pool at Los Patios/Eric Mohl

The seven countries that make up Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and Guatemala) offer something for every traveler, from beaches to volcanoes to cool cities to pristine rainforest to archaeological sites. These countries are also offering a wider and wider range of hotels. To... Read More

Piha Beach, West Auckland, New Zealand - Christine Wei
Piha Beach/Christine Wei

Auckland, the main hub in New Zealand’s North Island, is home to more than a third of the country’s population. After all, the region’s often surprising sprawl encompasses everything from a bustling downtown to lush rainforests and rugged mountains to countless beaches. And while it’s not difficult to score... Read More

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An aerial view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro/Flickr/Christian Haugen

Whether it’s dancing at a samba school, shopping at South America’s largest mall, or sipping a caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail) at the beach, there’s always something more to do in Rio de Janeiro. So, what if your time in the Marvelous City is very limited? Here’s what you can do... Read More