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Radcliffe Camera/iStock

Once you’re ready to venture beyond London, the next place you’re likely to visit on a trip to England is Oxford. Steeped in generations of history and surrounded by fairytale-perfect countryside, this legendary university town makes for an easy — and affordable visit. Here’s how to see it while... Read More

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Eynsham Hall
Eynsham Hall

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Staying in a stately English country house seems like it should cost a fortune. At this beautiful hotel outside of Oxford, England, however, that’s definitely not the case. Restored and updated... Read More

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Rethymno, Crete/iStock

When it comes to European-style romance, Venice and Paris often hog the spotlight. And while no one disagrees that those cities are made for love and lovers, small-town Europe offers some of the best places to stroll, watch a sunset, or canoodle with your better half. Just don’t get... Read More

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Courtesy Poppie’s

These days, London is enjoying its newfound status as a culinary capital on par with New York, Paris, or Tokyo. Here, you’ll find every kind of restaurant, and varied culinary influences from around the world. Plus, England is now re-discovering, and modernizing the best of its culinary history. We met up with Eating London for... Read More

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At the heart of it, “Star Trek” shares a lot with the traveler’s ethos: excitement over new adventures, a respect for diversity and culture, and an enthusiasm for all that reminds us of our humanity. For a Trekkie, the special exhibits and experiences that are currently on offer in celebration... Read More

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Avital Pinnick/Tourismo Toscana

Sometimes it feels like if you’ve seen one cathedral, you’ve seen them all. But these stunners from around the world might just cure your religious building fatigue. Glass Galore: Sainte-Chapelle (Paris, France) If you love colors, there’s nothing like the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, which is wrapped in stained glass on all... Read More

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It’s all about location, location, location. We couldn’t think of a better one for the new flagship property from CitizenM, which opened in July across the street from the Tower of London. The result? Rooms with a killer view of the centuries-old fortress, made all the more incredible by... Read More

Lincoln Cathedral in England
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Feeling patriotic but have completed the circuit of East Coast colonial towns? We suggest following the birth of democracy…in England. Before our Founding Fathers, after all, there were the separatists and Pilgrim Fathers. Even before that, the Magna Carta promised justice and fair trial (to free men, at any rate) —... Read More

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Bath/Karen Gardiner
Bath/Karen Gardiner

Though long-famed for its exquisite Georgian architecture, historic sites, and Jane Austen connection, the English city of Bath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) for a long time lacked the very thing that made it famous back in its Roman days. Access to the city’s naturally occurring (and purportedly healing)... Read More

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As far as Northern England goes, Manchester United and the Beatles are probably the strongest characterizations that many of us have for that large expanse above London. But there’s more than football and ‘60s music in Manchester and Liverpool, the homes of these pop culture legends. While both cities were... Read More

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Ace Hotel New Orleans in Louisiana
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Your summer vacation plans are about to get a whole lot more stylish and fun. Funky, design-forward brand Ace Hotel is offering up to 30 percent off stays through September (dates vary by location) at seven of its properties with the Summer at Ace deal. The special ends on May... Read More

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Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo
Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo

With nearly 30,000 known species, the Orchid Family comprises the largest plant species in the world — and new kinds are still being discovered every few months, including three last fall near Machu Picchu. Though orchids are associated with the tropics, they live on nearly every continent and in every climate — from the marshes of... Read More

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In-room personal shopping experience at DUKES Hotel in London, England
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Gone are the days when taking a vacation meant simply checking into a hotel and spending every waking minute by the pool (though sometimes, it’s a tempting thought). Now, travelers are in search of complete experiences, planning well-rounded itineraries that include top hotels, great restaurants, and excursions that earn... Read More

Highclere Castle in England
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For six seasons, fans of Downton Abbey have been hooked on the Crawley family, its staff, and all that drama. With the airing of its final season, it may be the perfect time to bid farewell to the show by taking a trip to England. What’s more, Gate 1... Read More

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A view of the Times Square ball from the rooftop of The Knickerbocker
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All around the world, the last night of the year is always one of the most fun-filled: from performances headlined by big-name artists and the Times Square ball drop to spectacular fireworks above some famous landmarks, December 31 promises a rockin’ good time. And for some with deep pockets... Read More