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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

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

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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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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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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

American Bar at The Stafford Hotel in London
American Bar at The Stafford London

If you’ve ever tried to get a same-day reservation for afternoon tea in London on a weekend, you’ve likely found yourself out of luck. Places like the very trendy Sketch or the opulent Wolseley offer stellar teas with plenty of atmosphere, but they book up weeks in advance. Here... Read More

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First stop London. Second stop Edinburgh. Is there even a third stop on a typical UK vacation? Of course there is, even if London and Edinburgh tend to get the most attention. London alone attracts about 15 million more visitors than the second closest English city. But the next time you’re there... Read More

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London’s two hip Hoxton Hotels already present a pretty good value for money for such stylish digs in handy locations. But with the brand’s special springtime deal, you can save even more on a trip across the pond in the coming weeks. ... Read More

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Deal Alert Save 20 on Train Travel between London and Paris or Brussels
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Want to ditch the crowds of people at the airport this year? Just hop on a train, especially if you’re looking to travel throughout Europe. Making that notion even more appealing is a deal from Rail Europe that discounts EuroStar standard premier (comfort class) tickets by 20 percent for travel... Read More

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The Hoxton Holborn is the second hotel by the hip and expanding Hoxton mini-chain. The original Hoxton in Shoreditch was a game-changer when it arrived on the scene in 2006, offering affordable rates for minimalist yet stylish rooms in a desirable neighborhood. The Holborn outpost opened late last year... Read More