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For traveling bookworms, a vacation can present one of three dilemmas: You forgot your book at home, you hate the one you’ve brought, or you zipped through a lovely read in the first two days and have nothing left for the rest of your trip. That’s when hotel libraries save the day. A good one may house hundreds — even thousands... Read More

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Pedaling through Portland, Oregon on a beer and bike tour
Pedaling through Portland/TravelPortland.com

Beer tours and bike tours are two fantastic ways to forgo boring tourist traps and explore a new city like a local. Recently, tour guides have combined the best parts of two-wheeled travel with the craft beer craze, offering visitors an untapped look into popular destinations. Whether you’re traveling... Read More

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Facebook / Woodstock Inn & Station

Ale trails and beer passport programs combine two things we love: travel and frosty, cold pints. But, there are only so many breweries you can (or should) visit in a day. So, where do you overnight on a beer-inspired adventure? A brewery, of course! More and more breweries now offer... Read More

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Kennebunkport, Maine in winter - Christine Wei
Christine Wei

In coastal Maine, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk make up a popular holiday area that’s referred to as “the Kennebunks” — generally known as a more upmarket, small town-y escape compared with hip sister city Portland to the north. Travelers stop in to taste the state’s famed seafood and farm-fresh cuisine, browse... Read More

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The Press Hotel/Hillary Richard

The red brick seaside city of Portland, Maine, has long been a favorite getaway for Northeast travelers. Though small, the community is independent, creative, and incredibly scenic. In the past few months, there’s been a new reason to (re)visit: the opening of The Press Hotel, a beautiful design-conscious boutique... Read More

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Asia Transpacific Journeys

When we imagine the perfect trip, most of us picture breathtaking vistas or vibrant cultures of places from all over. But we often overlook a destination’s scent (unless it hits us on the nose). While trite, the suggestion to stop and smell the roses still has its merits. A strong scent can... Read More

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Mayflower Renaissance Hotel

This Memorial Day, don’t get suckered into paying premiums to travel during the holiday. Whether you crave beach bliss, action-packed entertainment, or a little dose of history, we’ve uncovered hotel deals ranging from just $106 to $239 per night. Ready to hit the road? ... Read More

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Clockwise from left: Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art, Musical Instrument Museum, Dali Museum, Musical Instrument Museum

Most vacations aren’t complete without a little shopping, whether for yourself or for friends and family back home, right? A survey conducted by the U.S. Travel Association revealed 63 percent of travelers said their vacation wasn’t complete without including some shopping. For a one-stop shop experience, whether you’re looking for... Read More

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Last month, Hilton Worldwide announced its latest foray into the lifestyle category with Canopy by Hilton, a new concept from the international hotel behemoth that will localize the guest experience. Poised to open its first set of doors in 2015, we spoke with Gary Steffen, the brand’s global head... Read More

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Blazing red and orange leaves are some of the best reasons to travel in fall, and this year we wanted to find some unexpected foliage spots. So, of course, we turned to Instagram. After all, what other platform draws users who love to take beautiful photographs in the most... Read More

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Panera

We’re a fan of pay-as-you wish restaurants, both as a way to avoid marked-up prices and as a chance to give back to the destinations on our travels. Here’s how it works: nonprofit restaurants encourage customers to pay for their meal based on what they’re able to afford, and/or... Read More

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July is National Ice Cream Month, so why not celebrate with a couple of scoops of something more adventurous than vanilla? ... Read More

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portland, a great vacation on the cheap

Looking to plan your next vacation but don’t want to spend a fortune? For an enriching getaway that doesn’t break the bank, Portland’s utopia of sustainability, cycling, good eats, and natural beauty has you covered. ... Read More

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From scenic day trips, to breweries and wineries galore, to cycling and hiking, it would be impossible to experience all that Portland has to offer in a single day — but you can certainly try. Make a mad dash for all of these places, or space them out over... Read More

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The great American road trip has captured travelers’ imaginations for decades. For your next jaunt, give the bland chain motels a miss and pick one of these unique hotels to rest up while you are on the road. For West Coast Road Trippers: The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo CAThe iconic... Read More