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Shoulder Season Spots in Europe

Here we are in September, and though certain parts of Europe tend to cool down faster than others (Vienna is already in the low 60s, while Sicily is keeping things at a balmy 75 degrees) summer season has for the most part come and gone. But don’t let that... Read More

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Walking on a glacier in Alaska. Swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean. Joining a lobster bake in Maine. Pondering Michelangelo’s statue of David in Florence. ... Read More

Rather than trying to escape the chilly weather this season, why not embrace it? Even in high season, many ski resorts offer lodging deals now, especially for travel on weekdays or toward the end of the season (late March and early April). Winter is also the cheapest time to travel... Read More

Immerse yourself in Roman luxury this fall for $155 to $210 per night. This offer from the Artemide Hotel – ranked by TripAdvsiror.com readers as one of  the top 10 best hotels (out of 1,279) in Rome – reduces current rates by 40%, a savings of $190 per night. Stay... Read More

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By: Kate Sekules For a brief few months each year, warm weather, long days, and generous vacation time opens up a world of travel possibilities. Whether you enjoy climbing the top of remote mountains, exploring breathtaking river gorges, or biking quiet backcountry roads, we’ve selected 10 spectacular outdoor adventures that... Read More

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Wind Star in Greece

If a Mediterranean, Adriatic, or Baltic cruise is on your 2012 travel wish list, check out the $1,776 July 4th sale fares now being offered by Windstar Cruises (must be booked by July 6). Windstar, which operates three tall-masted luxury ships – 312-passenger Wind Surf and 148-passenger Wind Star... Read More

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Hotel Metropole bunker

Some hotels are merely a place to rest your head at night, but others hold fascinating tales of wartime refuges, remarkable wildlife, valuable art, and ghostly spirits that refuse to let go. Sign up to be amazed and maybe learn a thing or two on these exceptional hotel tours. Until... Read More

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The cream color conjured up memories of the 1980s. It looked like the brassieres that my grandmother wore when I was a kid (unfortunately, I remember seeing them hanging in the bathroom). It fit very snuggly around my torso. When I finally unhooked the clasp, I noticed that I... Read More

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Travel as a vehicle for spiritual transformation is hardly a new notion – seekers have practiced the act of pilgrimage as long as they’ve looked to the skies to communion with a higher power. Even in today’s short-attention-span society, setting out to honor the divine or ponder the mysterious... Read More

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Lonely Planet has come out with a new guide to the world’s best street food – and, it’s a cookbook! My weak “Twilight Zone” joke aside, The World’s Best Street Food really is one part guidebook, one part cookbook. The book identifies the planet’s top one hundred can’t-miss street treats... Read More

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Exterior of The Grand Del Mar

Romance is revving up all over the place during the month of February, from sun-kissed beaches to sophisticated big cities. Here are 25 deals and packages – from Fort Lauderdale to Fiji, Maine to Madrid, and St. Kitts to Sedona – that you can still book to make this... Read More

Rome Walks Gay Tour Hadrian Antinous

In Rome, a city not historically known for its gay friendliness (thanks, Vatican!), walls are nonetheless breaking down. This past June, EuroPride marched from Piazza dei Cinquecento through the center of the city to the Circus Maximus, with about a million participants overall. And now, the highly rated, English-language... Read More

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Florence Hotel

When booking hotels in popular European cities, it’s easy to spend far too many euros. While some destinations (oh how we love thee, Florence!) are famous for their cheap pensions in centuries-old buildings and former monasteries, many cities are quite expensive (Zurich anyone?). It can be really difficult to... Read More

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When Labor Day passes, those of us with school-age kids observe a moment of silence to mourn the end of family vacationing until the winter holidays roll around. For those of us who don’t yet have or no longer have children in school, the passing of Labor Day means... Read More

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Hotel Raphael

Rome may be the Eternal City, but there’s always something new to discover in the Seven Hills. We’ve rounded up the latest finds in our Rome Travel Guide. Here are a few hotels that are definitely worth checking out for your next trip: Hotel Raphael boasts its own collections of... Read More