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Giethoorn, Netherlands -- one of the Monopoly Here & Now: World Edition new destinations
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More than 4 million people cast votes to determine the “properties” for the latest Monopoly Here & Now: World Edition, now on store shelves. Since the game is based on visiting as many cities as possible — the winner is the first one to fill their passport — we decided to... Read More

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At the beginning of the boutique hotel boom, luxury was defined by money; how much of it you had and what it could buy you. But that has long since changed. The emergence of creative “lifestyle” hotels have transformed the industry — as the annual LE Miami trade show in South... Read More

Fado Lisbon

We know what you’re thinking: “Fado” is a chain of Irish pubs in cities all across America. Well, yeah… we’re not really sure what’s up with that, because Fado is also a traditional style of urban Portuguese folk music that typically features two or three guitarists and a male or female singer.... Read More

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Portuguese wines offer some of the best value in the world. The country may be small, but its geography – with coast on one side, mountains in the center, and an arid region to the east – has created a number of diverse wine-growing regions. While most people know... Read More

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Lesser-Known Destinations in Portugal

Rich with history, it seems Portugal itself should be a UNESCO World Heritage Site – we’ve lost count of how many of its cities and towns have been given the esteemed title. While Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra are all worthy of their own itineraries, if you’re looking for something a... Read More

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Bucuti Beach Resort on Aruba

Spring is a great time for a romantic getaway – either to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, or the West Coast – so here are four tips to help you maximize your enjoyment of the destination, and each other, while away à deux: Avoid kids and conferences: Nothing wrecks a... Read More

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As far as Western Europe goes, Portugal is a more economical alternative to its neighbors, while still offering dazzling beaches, an Old World capital city, charming countryside, and its famous wine. Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, has had a crop of new hotel openings in 2010, giving us even more... Read More

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Lisbon Rossio Plaza

Barcelona is a city unlike any other – it has Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces, vibrant Catalan culture, and even a beach – making it a wonderful place to visit time and again. It also makes a great base for exploring other nearby destinations that complement rather than compete with its... Read More

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Taj Lake PalaceThis romantic castle hotel is open to guests in Rajasthan, India

Gone are the days when you needed a royal title to spend the night in a castle. Nowadays, even the masses can stay in a storied, turreted keep, as residences of bygone kings and rulers are converted into premier hotels in Europe and beyond. We’ve rounded up our top... Read More