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In-room personal shopping experience at DUKES Hotel in London, England
In-room personal shopping experience/DUKES Hotel

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

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Highclere Castle in England
Highclere Castle/Flickr/Bas Sijpkes

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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The Executive Suite at Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary
Executive Suite/Corinthia Hotel Budapest

There’s a lot that we look forward to at the start of a new year: new places to discover, chances to visit old favorites, and Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale. This time around, the promotion offers 30 percent off rates at its London outpost and 50 percent off at its... Read More

Coeval Three Quays London
Coeval Three Quays

The steady influx of well-heeled business travelers into London — a city that’s always acted as a kind of crossroads between the continents — has meant the development of a specific kind of lodging: the luxury apartment-style hotel. But short-term visitors can find plenty to love in these properties, too.... 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

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The lobby at Sheraton Bandung Hotel Towers in Indonesia
Lobby/Facebook.com/SheratonBandungHotelTowers

One of the most delightful parts about travel is checking into a hotel and being completely awed by the décor — from the furnishings and floors to the wallpaper and window dressings. But have you ever taken a moment to look up to find such stunning chandeliers and light fixtures? Here... Read More

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La Compagnie

Remember La Compagnie, the French airline that only offers business class seats? We highlighted a great summer promotion from the airline earlier this year — and it’s back again with even better prices for fall. For a limited time, you can fly round-trip, non-stop between New York and London for $2,500 for two... Read More

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
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Some people just can’t escape fame, even in death. These eight famous people are now famous ghosts, and if you’re lucky — or not-so lucky — you might just encounter one of them yourself during your travels. Here’s where to look for their apparitions… ... Read More

Oculus Rift Samsung Headset at the New York Marriott Marquis
Samsung virtual reality headset at the New York Marriott Marquis/Laura Motta

Last October, I wrote about Marriott’s efforts to use virtual reality technology in some of its hotels. At the time, it was somewhat unclear how the hotel brand was planning to find practical, day-to-day applications with this new toy — which admittedly, is pretty impressive and fun to use.... Read More

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The Swatch Group

Original artwork hung in the lobby of a five-star or boutique hotel is nothing new. We’re not even surprised by the occasional masterpiece, thanks to Steve Wynn’s collection of French Impressionist works at the Bellagio. But some hotels take art appreciation to the next level, inviting an artist to complete... Read More

Public Radio International
Public Radio International

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. London and other spots in the UK are gearing up to celebrate his life and works. Here’s a sampling of the trip-worthy special performances and exhibits that any Bard-lover should be booking now. ... Read More

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budapest - view from gellert hill
Flickr/Moyan Brenn

Is it possible to plan a budget-friendly European vacation — and one that doesn’t involve endless street food or scenes out of Hostel? Of course it is! We rounded up the cheapest spots across the pond for almost anything, from flights to five-star hotels to macchiatos. ... Read More

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Eurail

It’s summertime, and for many that means that big family vacations are just around the corner. And if you’ve done some traveling with kids, whether yours or not, you know the extra head count can add up. Thankfully, there are tons of travel perks for families this season, from... Read More

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Generator Hostels/Paris

Just when you thought hostels were already one of the cheapest stays in Europe, one of the top haute hostel chains, Generator, is offering 20 percent off rates at its Paris and London locations. Now through August 31, all you need to do to snag the discount is to book your... Read More

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Deal Alert: All-Business Class Airline Offers Summer Fares to Paris or London from $2,990
La Compagnie

Are you basking in the euphoria of the weak Euro? If you haven’t already jumped on plans to go to Europe in the coming months, maybe the Summer Duo fares promotion from La Compagnie, an all-business class airline, will give you that little nudge. ... Read More