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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

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Dorado Bedroom at Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas
Dorado bedroom at Kamalame Cay/Michael Paniccia

Thanks to the seclusion, privacy, and white-glove service they offer — think: private chefs, butlers, and other yours-only amenities — villas are among the most romantic types of accommodation out there. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to check out a few of the... Read More

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McPherson Bayou in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
McPherson Bayou/Christine Dayao

Snow isn’t the only thing that Winter Storm Jonas left behind after it bore down on the Northeast this past weekend — it also left us with a profound desire to walk along a warm, sandy beach instead of trudging through slushy streets. And one place we’d rather be... Read More

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Rio
Rio/Keith Flanagan

As the Brazilian city buzzes in preparation for August’s Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is certainly one of today’s most talked about destinations. But perhaps you’re not keen on seeing the latest developments while jostling with the event’s anticipated 380,000 foreign visitors — which is why we suggest sneaking... Read More

Cap Juluca
Katie McElveen

If it’s an idyllic setting you want, look no further than Cap Juluca, a Morroccan fantasy that sits amid the spun-sugar sand and turquoise water of Anguilla’s Maunday’s Bay. Chic, intimate, and impeccably cultured, the resort’s 70 rooms are set within 15 white stucco two-story villas with private terraces... Read More

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paraty, brazil - Keith Flanagan
Keith Flanagan

What waned centuries ago as a port after Brazil’s gold rush is now arguably one of country’s most charming seaside towns. Paraty, wedged between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, enamors small in-the-know crowds with its cobblestone streets, pristine beaches, brightly painted inns, and laid-back coastal vibe. Here’s your guide. A Brief History Paraty... Read More

A guestroom balcony at Zen Oasis in Punta Cana.
Zen Oasis Guestroom Balcony/Danielle Long

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? The new Zen Oasis at Club Med Punta Cana Resort — a distinct section of the all-inclusive resort just unveiled last month — was built to prevent that very situation. The retreat-within-a-retreat is great for those looking to disconnect from the... Read More

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Paris/Flickr/Omarukai

What’s on your travel to-do list in 2016? Wherever you’re planning — whether it’s a far-flung island jaunt, or a weekend getaway to seek out a new brewery or restaurant — we’re all looking to stretch our budgets, find the best quality for our dollars, and follow exactly the itinerary we want. The list... Read More

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Cruise ships often bypass St. Croix in favor of St. Thomas, but if you’re lucky enough to set sail for the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’re in for a treat. The quiet island offers authentic culture and some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Here’s where... Read More

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St. Thomas
St. Thomas/VisitUSVI.com

The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands — St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix — all have lush tropical foliage, pristine beaches, and Caribbean flair. But each has its own distinct personality. Here’s how to choose. St. Thomas Best for: Shopping, upscale dining, and nightlife. Popular with cruise ships, St. Thomas... Read More

Half Moon, A Rock Resort
Hibiscus Room/Half Moon, A Rock Resort

How does a Caribbean vacation sound? Whether you’re angling for some beach time before the holidays or want to defrost in the New Year — or maybe a summertime escape is more your aim — there are lots of options. From the Bahamas to Barbados, we’ve got a slew... Read More

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

The Gulf Shore region of Alabama is one of the nation’s most popular beach destinations during the summer — but don’t overlook it as an ideal getaway in November or December. In fact, now may be one of the best times of the year to visit. Here’s why. ... Read More

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Rosenthal Malibu Estate Wines - a new Malibu, California winery
Rosenthal Malibu Estate Wines

Move over, celebrity homes and blissful beaches. These days, Malibu is angling to get wine drinkers and foodies into their parts of town. Just 40 minutes north of Los Angeles, it’s home to California’s newest and least-known wine region, already nabbing national awards and garnering the attention of wine... Read More

seven stars resort, turks and caicos
Seven Stars Resort

November is a good time to visit the Caribbean — if you’re willing to take a few risks. The weather is starting to cool in the Northern U.S., but hurricane season is wrapping up and winter prices haven’t yet started to soar in the islands. On Providenciales, the main island... Read More