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By: David Appell The fact that Key West is one of the world’s most-recognized vacation destinations begs the question – what is all the fuss about? It’s hardly about the beaches (which pale in comparison to others in South Florida). Rather, it’s the local sense of sun-drenched hedonism that tourists... Read More

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No need to settle for a boring, featureless hotel room on your next trip – traveling can be as much about where you stay as the places you go! There’s a hotel out there to satisfy most every curiosity – whether you’re into marine life, wildlife, or Eskimo life... Read More

By: Elissa Richard There are few more thrilling cities to visit than New York, with its dynamic, inimitable mix of world cultures, of skyscrapers and small towns. Pulsating with an almost tangible energy, visitors regularly find themselves invigorated and, on occasion, even a bit overwhelmed, by the exciting, brash, and... Read More

By: Elissa Richard Ahhhhhh, que la vie est belle à Paris. You’re sure to be uttering words much like these (ahhhh, isn’t life beautiful in Paris) after visiting this fabled European city that has inspired and mesmerized starry-eyed lovers, writers, artists, dreamers, and schemers for centuries. Inherently designed for romance... Read More

By: Darren Frei Chicago stands a strong chance of being everyone’s kind of town. With world-class museums and performing arts venues, legendary jazz and blues clubs, more than 7000 restaurants serving everything from haute cuisine to hot dogs, and 29 magnificent miles of lakefront, the “City of Big Shoulders” offers... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Little did the British passengers of the Sea Venture, shipwrecked en route to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609, imagine that the series of rocky reef-encircled Atlantic islets they washed up on would, nearly four centuries later, be synonymous with posh retreats and serenity. Resembling a vast botanical garden... Read More

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By: Elissa Richard It’s no surprise that spring and summer are peak travel season in Europe, but what you may not know is that visiting multiple European cities on a single itinerary no longer requires train trips and Eurail Passes. Indeed, the low-fare airlines boom in Europe has revolutionized travel... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Mark Twain (when he was still known as Samuel Clemens) rhapsodized about Lake Tahoe, describing it as, “a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the seas . . . As it lay there with the shadows of the... Read More

By: David Appell Founded in 1911, up through the 1950s, this formerly somewhat snoozy South Florida backwater by the sea was a favorite of boaters because of its many canals and Intracoastal Waterway location and as a gateway to the Caribbean. But otherwise Fort Lauderdale remained pretty much your regular... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Aspen. One of the world’s most fabled, fabulous resorts, where the rich and famous sow their wild hautes (literally). Where dog collars sparkle more than many an engagement ring and the word mogul applies equally to the legendary steeps and Forbes/Fortune crowd: Hollywood in the Rockies (and... Read More

By: Stephanie Johnnidis With its colorful colonial village, jungle-covered slopes, miles of palm-shaded shores, and idyllic waterfront setting along the turquoise waters of Bahia de Banderas (Bay of Flags), one of the world’s deepest bays (and Mexico’s largest), Puerto Vallarta (known as PV in shorthand), is not just another Mexican... Read More

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iStock InternationalFind major thrills, chills, and Halloween fun this fall

They say the freaks come out at night – and on no night more so than October 31. Our top 10 places for spooky Halloween fun are a frightful blend of spine-chilling cities, weird wayside towns, and baffling bodies of water. We propose four uncanny urban settings – both... Read More

By: David Appell Adventure and eco-tourism vacations have become the hottest and fastest-growing categories of the travel industry and it’s in this type of outdoorsy, back-to-nature tourism that Costa Rica has made itself a world superstar, adroitly leveraging the many extraordinary natural and cultural wealth it packs into its little... Read More

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By: David Appell Already toured Tuscany, run around Rome, visited Venice, and in the market for a luscious slice of the bel paese not clogged with turisti? Have we got an under-the-radar charmer for you: Piedmont. ... Read More

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By: Anja Mutic Only a handful of world’s cities compare to Sydney. It may be far down in the Southern Hemisphere, but Australia’s shining urban star has abundant delights for visitors who brave the long trip Down Under. With its fantastic ocean-side setting, inimitably laid-back attitude, stellar beaches, fabulously beautiful... Read More