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Tree of Life Awakens at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida
Tree of Life Awakens/Disney and David Roark

This summer is shaping up to be an excellent time to visit Walt Disney World. With new attractions and shows and updates to old favorites, the resort is giving us plenty of reasons to make the trip. Here’s a look at what to expect over the next few months. Magic Kingdom The world’s most... Read More

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Guestroom at The Marker in San Francisco, California
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If you’re pining for a late spring or early summer trip, we have good news: May and early June are still considered shoulder season in many destinations — meaning there are plenty of travel deals to be had. Whether you’re into the desert, the beach, or the city, here are seven hotel deals that are perfect... Read More

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When it’s time to plan a family vacation, most parents automatically think of theme parks and water slides — but there are plenty of alternatives. From discovering dinosaur fossils to taking a swim in a geothermal spring, here are some destinations that are surprisingly fit for kids and families. Miami Miami may... Read More

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Nautilus Cabana Club Pool
Nautilus Cabana Club Pool/Adrian Gaut for SIXTY Hotels

Another Art Deco gem has been reborn in South Beach. The Nautilus Hotel first opened in the 1950s as a glamorous creation of Miami’s famous Art Deco architect, Morris Lapidus (he also worked his magic on the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc). But in November 2015, after a few... Read More

A view of the monorail at Epcot in Walt Disney World
Epcot/Flickr/Jimmy Vuccolo

Every year, Disney raises the admission prices for its parks in Florida and California. In 2014 and 2015, news of the price hike came in February — leading many to anticipate the 2016 hike would come by Leap Day. While the predictions were indeed true, the new prices came this... Read More

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A view of the stars from Elqui Domos in Pisco Elqui, Chile
Starry view/Facebook.com/ElquiDomos

There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events like a super-bright full moon on February 22; close encounters with planets (Jupiter on March 8 and Mercury on April 18); and... 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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Pitbull at the Escape Inaugural Ceremony/Kristen Boatright for ShermansCruise

How long has humankind been celebrating the launch of new ships? Oh, since about the third millennium, B.C. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Vikings, and Ottomans all launched their ships with feasts, blessings from the gods, and — yep — the occasional animal sacrifice. Today’s biggest cruise ships are still... Read More

Magnolia Mansion at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort in Florida.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort/Christine Dayao

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation has a lot of moving parts, from picking a hotel to deciding how many days of tickets to buy to making dining reservations. While we’ll admit that we’ve often spent months planning the perfect trip to the House of Mouse — many start planning at... Read More

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A view of the Times Square ball from the rooftop of The Knickerbocker
Rooftop/The Knickerbocker Hotel

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

Cask and Larder - where locals eat in Orlando
Cask and Larder

Once only known for chain restaurants and theme park eateries, Orlando has burst onto the foodie scene in just a matter of years — now home to more James Beard Award “Best Chefs in the South” nominees than any other city in the state. Here’s where the locals line... Read More

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A guestroom at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton
Guestroom/Facebook.com/PalmerHouseHilton

There’s no doubt that the holiday season is a magical time, but who really has the budget to spring for a getaway right before the end-of-year gift-giving bonanza? We’ve uncovered nine hotels and resorts around the country that are offering significant savings for stays leading up to Christmas — all less than $200... Read More

The Colortopia exhibit at Epcot
Colortopia exhibit at Innoventions/Glidden

It’s nearly impossible to hear the name “Disney” and not think of strong, vivid colors — an element that’s been a cornerstone of the Walt Disney Company ever since the release of the non-black-and-white film Flowers and Trees in 1932. It’s an integral part of its animated films, books... Read More

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A guestroom at Florida's One Ocean Resort
Guestroom/Facebook.com/OneOceanResort

Once late November hits, the sunny state of Florida and all its beaches starts to sound pretty nice, right? From Sarasota on the Gulf of Mexico to South Beach along the Atlantic — and the Florida Keys, too — Florida hotels have rolled out quite a few deals that... Read More

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A guestroom at Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel in South Beach
Nautilus guestroom/Adrian Gaut for SIXTY Hotels

South Beach is a trendy destination, no matter the season — but visiting during certain times of the year can definitely yield better hotel prices. Case in point: November and December’s opening rates from $195 at Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel. The introductory prices are a nice dip from the rates... Read More