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El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser

With a travel warning and heightened terror alerts throughout Europe, some people find themselves concerned about jetting off to Paris or Berlin. Though opinions on the safety levels of these cities are hotly debated and constantly changing, if you are looking for alternatives to a European vacation — whether due to... Read More

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The most intense snowfall of the year is (hopefully) just about over, but there are plenty of reasons to hit the slopes in spring. Skiers and snowboarders will find soft powder, endless sunshine, and temperatures warm enough for lingering outdoors après ski, and fun events like slush slaloms and pond... Read More

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Clockwise from left: Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art, Musical Instrument Museum, Dali Museum, Musical Instrument Museum

Most vacations aren’t complete without a little shopping, whether for yourself or for friends and family back home, right? A survey conducted by the U.S. Travel Association revealed 63 percent of travelers said their vacation wasn’t complete without including some shopping. For a one-stop shop experience, whether you’re looking for... Read More

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Telluride Ski Resort

Great food? Check. Incredible views? Check. Easy access? Well… you’ll have to work a bit for it. These seven back-country restaurants require patrons to board a snowcat or step into a pair of skis — but the effort will be totally worth it. ... Read More

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Already a mainstay in Asia for decades, night markets are now taking hold all over the world. With a buzzy, carnival-like atmosphere, they’re the place to be for finding shopping and food deals as well as for rubbing elbows with locals out for a night of casual fun. Some... Read More

British Columbia Railway

Traveling by rail might not be as popular or convenient as it is in Europe, but it can sometimes provide a nice change of scenery. In celebration of the upcoming National Train Day (May 10), we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite day trips for those who need a... Read More

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If the January blues are getting you down, it might be time to book a quick, revitalizing getaway. The Fairmont hotel chain is offering winter weekend getaways at its British Columbia properties – some of the nicest hotels in the province – for as low as $149 a night.... Read More

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, Oak Bay Beach Hotel is finally ready to open its doors again after being closed since 2006. The new property will house 100 rooms, all featuring spa tubs, gas fireplaces, and kitchens or kitchenettes. On-site, guests can... Read More

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Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali/YTL ResortA treatment room at the Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali in Indonesia

By: Becca Bergman We visit spas for numerous visits: To take a break from the outside world; to rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and spirits; to lose a few pounds or tap a new source of energy; to relax and spend time with friends. How about adding cultural experience to that... Read More


The final post in a three-part series on “glamping” (glamorous camping). It’s 11pm on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. As I soak in a hydrotherapy tub facing a glass-surface front overlooking the water, the light is slowly disappearing on the horizon beyond the Straight of Georgia. I’ve... Read More


Part one in a three-part series on “glamping” (glamorous camping). As I wait at Vancouver Airport to board the seaplane that will take me to the remote Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (a 2008 Smart Luxury Winner) on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, I waver between being nervous and... Read More

By: Timothy Jacob Nothing signifies getting away from it all quite like an island visit. Whether it requires a five-hour ferry ride or a quick trip over a causeway, the very act of separating from the mainland is also a separation from the everyday and an invitation to explore. We’ve... Read More