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Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo

With nearly 30,000 known species, the Orchid Family comprises the largest plant species in the world — and new kinds are still being discovered every few months, including three last fall near Machu Picchu. Though orchids are associated with the tropics, they live on nearly every continent and in every climate — from the marshes of... Read More

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Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas & Orangutans/Orangutan Foundation International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Silversea‘s passengers will no doubt go ape over renowned scientist and conservationist Biruté Mary Galdikas, who is lecturing on the 120-passenger Silver Discoverer in October. Galdikas is famous for her... Read More

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This year marks Singapore’s 50th year of independence, and the country is going all out with its festivities. Travelers are reaping the benefits of the occasion, too. Take for instance the 50 Days of Special Airfares promotion from Singapore Airlines. With it, round-trip flights in economy to select Asian... Read More

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We know you’ve been wanting to visit Singapore since we — surprise — added it to our Top Budget Destinations of 2014. Good news: One year later, it’s still a great time to visit. The city is currently celebrating its 50th year of independence with a whole host  of... Read More

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Christine Wei/Curacao’s Shete Boka National Park

Where are the best trips to be booking right now? Our monthly Where to Go column tells you the smartest places to go each month for savings, special events, and all around great experiences. Here’s what’s hot for August. For the Epic Long-haul Trip: Singapore If you’ve yet to cross Singapore off the... Read More

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Jaymie DeGaetano

Many American airline carriers now offer enhanced economy options for fliers, which usually entails just a sliver of extra legroom, often at the front of the plane — all for an exorbitant price. Luckily, this isn’t the case with Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class, which debuts on August... Read More

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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sometimes, the best trip is the one you take with yourself. When you’re traveling solo, you get to explore a destination on your own terms with no compromise — and to fully engage with the destination. Here are just six places that we think are great for one. ... Read More

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Is Asia the new Caribbean? For thousands of experienced cruisers ready to visit exotic places — such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia — the answer is a resounding “yes.” While some first-time cruisers set off for Asia, most are intrepid travelers who have already island-hopped in the Caribbean... Read More

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hong kong light show

If you thought that light shows were reserved for children at theme parks or at techno shows for young adults, think again. Each year, each day, cities around the world ignite their skies with colorful arrangements of phosphorescent lights. From decorative cranes at an old Croatian navy yard to... Read More

Singapore

On any given day in Singapore,  you’ll be confronted with a million ways to spend your time. Endless shops, world-class museums, outdoor dining, canal ferry rides, beach parties in nearby Sentosa – the list goes on. But some travelers – especially budget-minded ones – might be keeping  Singapore off their... Read More

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Koh Lanta

Whether it’s a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are... Read More

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Helsinki Airport

Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection much easier. Here’s a list… ... Read More

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LAN Economy perks

Take a few flights outside of the United States, and you’re likely to notice a slightly disappointing observation: Many U.S.-based carriers simply don’t measure up when it comes to perks in economy class. Whether it’s a free snack, or real wine glasses filled with (free!) vino, here are a... Read More

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 When it comes to Americans making their way to Southeast Asia, there are often two costs that they consider carefully before making a single reservation. The first is the literal cost of the trip in dollars; and the second, and perhaps an even bigger barrier for some, is the “time... Read More

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Rarotonga, The Cook Islands

At the end of 2013, we chose the best budget destinations for 2014. Now, while everyone’s starting to make plans for the spring and beyond, we wanted to serve up some deals that make good on those predictions. Ready to jet? ... Read More