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Verona/flickr/Kevin Poh

Venice is likely the first place that comes to mind when considering a Northern Italian holiday. It’s hard to resist the gondola rides down the Grand Canal, endless bridges, Gothic palaces, and bustling central square Piazza San Marco. But with Venice’s beauty comes hordes of tourists, disappointing food, and a... Read More

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Black Forest/flickr/Roman Boed

We’ve already made the case for why traveling through Europe by rail often beats booking with the budget airlines. But if that wasn’t enough to convince you, we think that images of some of the most beautiful train routes, all bookable with a Eurail pass, will seal the deal. The... Read More

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Jetty Pavilion/Huka Lodge

What does “affordable” mean when you’re Richard Branson? We sifted through some of the world’s priciest properties and looked at a resort’s or hotel’s lowest rates (not necessarily the penthouse or presidential suite, of course, which are always more expensive than standard rooms) to see what the most “basic” overnight stay in one of these... 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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Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn in New York
Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn

Looking to fill that wedge of time between Halloween and the holidays with a getaway? You’re in luck: It happens to be a great time to nab travel deals. Here’s where you can find some for under $175 per night.  From $105: Maya Beach Hotel (Belize) While many parts of the country are... Read More

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Bologna, Italy/iStock

When you dream of an Italian getaway, perhaps you imagine drinking wine in Tuscany, lazing on the Amalfi Coast, or carbo-loading in Rome. But there’s an often overlooked, lesser-known part of Italy that also deserves some consideration. Emilia Romagna, in the country’s north between the Po River, the Adriatic Sea... Read More

Piazza, Bagno Vignoni
Piazza, Bagno Vignoni/iStock

Tuscan destinations like Florence and Siena are well-trodden by tourists, but if you’re looking to get slightly off the beaten path, try the tiny town of Bagno Vignoni. Located on the Via Francigena, a pilgrimage route to Rome in antiquity, this hot springs town continues to embody the ideas of... Read More

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Rome Cavalieri
Rome Cavalieri

From its debut in 1963 as Europe’s first Hilton (it’s now part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection), the Rome Cavalieri has brandished a certain label of distinction — one of an old-world sophistication. Far from the tourists and the tangled lanes of the historic center, the boxy and functional... Read More

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Sextantio Le Grotte

We all have our favorite places to visit when we go vacation; but for those looking to experience something magical and truly unique, here are seven hotels and resorts that even photos don’t do justice. Sextantio Le Grotte: Matera, Italy Located in the hilltop village of Matera in the southern Italian region... Read More

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 Princess Charlene of Monaco/courtesy Vanessa von Zitzewitz/Palais Princier de Monaco (2016)
Princess Charlene of Monaco/courtesy Vanessa von Zitzewitz/Palais Princier de Monaco (2016)

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. To impress the rich and famous it hopes to attract as passengers, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced Princess Charlene of Monaco — wife of Prince Albert II — as godmother of... Read More

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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

Valle dell’Acate, Sicily
Valle dell’Acate

Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, has something for everyone. With sandy beaches, ancient ruins, a still-active volcano, and ultra-fresh cuisine, it’s no wonder people flock to this most southern part of Italy. And lately there’s a new reason: Sicily’s becoming a wine lover’s paradise. ... Read More

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Caesar Augustus
Hotel Caesar Augustus

Sometimes, all you want to do on vacation is to kick back and enjoy the view. We don’t blame you. For sweeping, panoramic views, vacation on the edge — literally. These five amazing cliffside hotels will take your breath away. ... Read More

9 Signs That You Were Born to Travel
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Most of us love to visit new places and try new things from time to time, but some of us were born to travel. Are you one of them? Here, nine signs you were born a traveler. ... Read More

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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

It’s not uncommon for hotels to have neatly manicured lawns and winding trails, but some hotel grounds are so grand that they’re essentially botanical gardens. Here, seven stunning estates that actually make you want to leave the room. ... Read More