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From a whitewater rafting and kayaking center near downtown Oklahoma City to a two-story aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, these six recently opened and soon-to-debut attractions warrant a place on your itinerary as you plan your summer and fall vacations. 1. Riversport Rapids (Oklahoma City, OK) Six pumps recirculate 8 million gallons... Read More

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Think you don’t have the budget for a multi-destination vacation? Think again. Several discount bus services — Megabus, BoltBus, and Greyhound Express — are making travel from one city to another very affordable, as in $20 round-trip for reserved seating, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms. We took a look at nine... Read More

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Rooftop space at Gansevoort Park Avenue
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What better way to kick off the summer travel season than with a getaway during Memorial Day weekend? That’s May 27-30, in case you’ve not been dreaming about it as much as we have. From escapes to the city to a lazy beach vacay, we’ve rounded up 12 hotels for... Read More

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Ferris Fest

To quote the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you might miss it.” Our advice? Take a few days off and head to the Windy City. The classic ’80s movie turns 30 this summer... Read More

Grand chamber king room at Virgin Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
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Sir Richard Branson is busy making his mark on the hospitality industry. The founder of Virgin Group owns Necker Island, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, and just opened the world’s first Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago (others are being planned for New York City and Nashville). Decked out in... Read More

Pedaling through Portland, Oregon on a beer and bike tour
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Beer tours and bike tours are two fantastic ways to forgo boring tourist traps and explore a new city like a local. Recently, tour guides have combined the best parts of two-wheeled travel with the craft beer craze, offering visitors an untapped look into popular destinations. Whether you’re traveling... Read More

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The pool at Arizona Inn in Tucson
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After a winter of record high and low temperatures, we’re looking forward to spring — especially with great deals on travel. Here’s where and how you can save in April and May. From $90: Hotel Allegro (Chicago, IL) Fresh off a major makeover that channels 1920s glam, this Kimpton property in Chicago’s Theatre... Read More

A guestroom at the JW Marriott Chicago in Illinois
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When JW Marriott Chicago opened in 2010 in the heart of Chicago’s Financial District following a $396 million facelift, architecture enthusiasts took note. Housed in a historic building by Daniel Burnham — the architect who famously designed structures for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 — the hotel spans the first 12 floors of the... Read More

The lobby of Hotel Allegro in Chicago.
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Fresh off last summer’s $15 million renovation, Chicago’s Hotel Allegro hearkens back to the city’s Jazz Age and Art Deco grandeur with a lobby that gleams and sparkles. The 483 rooms aren’t too shabby, either. Snug in the Windy City’s Theater District and near hip River North restaurants, it’s the... Read More

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The Joker/Six Flags California

There’s a great deal of excitement in store at some of the country’s greatest amusement parks. From rides with features completely novel to the world of roller coasters to the highly anticipated Frozen the Movie attraction, these are the five new thrills we’re most looking forward to in 2016. 1. The Wizarding World... Read More

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The lobby at Sheraton Bandung Hotel Towers in Indonesia
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One of the most delightful parts about travel is checking into a hotel and being completely awed by the décor — from the furnishings and floors to the wallpaper and window dressings. But have you ever taken a moment to look up to find such stunning chandeliers and light fixtures? Here... Read More

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Robert’s Maine Grill

There’s some incredible food south of the Mason Dixon line, no doubt. But if you aren’t traveling to that stretch of land anytime soon, you can find some fine options all over the United States. From California to Maine, here are 14 of our favorites.   ... Read More

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Big Sur International Marathon
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Whether you’re a veteran or novice runner, lacing up your shoes for a destination 5k is a great way to tackle your wanderlust as well as your fitness goals — and it helps you stay healthy while you explore a new locale, too. With this shorter distance, enthusiasts and... Read More

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Chicago on the Cheap
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Despite the city’s hard-working Midwestern roots, Chi-town’s world class restaurants, museums, and theaters don’t come cheap. But native Chicagoans know where to go to snag a deal and score free stuff. Follow these insider tips on Chicago bargains, and you’ll rarely have to get spendy in the Windy City again. ... Read More

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Kimpton Hotels Gear Up for National Bike Month with Packages
Kimpton Hotels

May is National Bike Month. To celebrate and encourage people to spin those wheels, a number of Kimpton hotels are offering related packages all month long. The properties already offer complimentary bicycle rentals year-round, but they’ve tossed in a few extra perks and discounts for May, too. Book one... Read More