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Ahmad Moussaoui_beirut
Downtown Beirut/flickr/Ahmad Moussaoui

Beirut is a city of contrasts, where mosques stand cheek to jowl with churches; modern towers crowd French colonial buildings; and bikinis and burqas are equally acceptable fashion statements. Visitors shouldn’t miss the architecture, shops, and restaurants of downtown, which was fully renovated after Lebanon’s Civil War in 1990... Read More

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Isfahan Armenian Vank Cathedral/Golden Eagle

As the decades-long chill in U.S.-Iran relations begins to thaw, the Eurasian Republic is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations of the year. The country boasts extraordinary contemporary architecture — designed, no less, by an impressive cadre of largely female architects — many of the world’s oldest cultural monuments, and vast... Read More

 The Peninsula House/Lily Girma
The Peninsula House/Lily Girma

The Dominican Republic offers an incredible variety of settings — from miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic and Caribbean, to the highest peaks in the region, and a bustling Colonial City. Exploring it all will require a solid home base, and these three options put you well on... Read More

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Design Hotels

Renowned Dutch designer Piet Boon‘s eponymous hotel on the Caribbean island of Bonaire is a sleek collection of beachfront villas, each one individually designed in his signature sophisticated style. Bringing beautiful architecture to a dreamy island setting, Piet Boon Bonaire has been a favored nest on the tranquil island... Read More

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Be Mate

Airbnb has had a massive impact in the lodging industry. It hasn’t eaten away at hotel stays — occupancies at hotels around the world are at record highs — but it has encouraged a new breed of traveler to get out and explore. To boot, Airbnb has begun to find its... Read More

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White Elephant Village
White Elephant Village

This year, break out of the mimosa-and-pancakes Mother’s Day routine and take your mom on an adventure she’ll never forget. We’ve done the planning — you just need to do the packing. 1. The Chatwal Hotel (New York City, NY) Why: For an unforgettable Mother’s Day, check in to this neo-Georgian Stanford White-designed... Read More

The Roxy Hotel, Formerly the TriBeCa Grand, in New York City
The Roxy Hotel/Francois Halard

New York City’s TriBeCa Grand Hotel walked an interesting line — it was both a trendy hotspot and a venerable landmark, a place to blend into a tony, residential neighborhood and a place to be seen. Now, this property is getting a whole new look and feel. The hotel has... Read More

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Dorado Bedroom at Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas
Dorado bedroom at Kamalame Cay/Michael Paniccia

Thanks to the seclusion, privacy, and white-glove service they offer — think: private chefs, butlers, and other yours-only amenities — villas are among the most romantic types of accommodation out there. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to check out a few of the... Read More

A cottage plunge pool at Laluna Resort in Grenada
Plunge pool/Laluna

At Laluna Resort, guests are treated to a secluded beachfront retreat tucked into the hillside of the Caribbean island of Grenada. To tempt you even further, the property is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 15 percent off. The deal is good for travel between April 1 and October 3 — and must... Read More

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FieldSpa at GoldenEye
FieldSpa at GoldenEye

If you’re still trying to detox from that holiday cookie binge, put down the green juice and pick up your passport. Many resorts and destination spas — from Lake Placid to the Philippines — offer treatment options that feature local ingredients like maple syrup and incorporate indigenous techniques to... Read More

Cap Juluca
Katie McElveen

If it’s an idyllic setting you want, look no further than Cap Juluca, a Morroccan fantasy that sits amid the spun-sugar sand and turquoise water of Anguilla’s Maunday’s Bay. Chic, intimate, and impeccably cultured, the resort’s 70 rooms are set within 15 white stucco two-story villas with private terraces... 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

The Courtyard at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
The Courtyard/The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Situated on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans most certainly qualifies as centrally located. But stay here and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a luxury mansion somewhere in Europe. The property is set within a 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, and upon... Read More

Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
Four Seasons Oahu

With expanses of blue ocean everywhere, you wouldn’t think that Hawaii would need man-made swimming lagoons. But the ones at Ko Olina, on Oahu’s southwest coast, achieve something improbable on this naturally picture-perfect island: they’re beautiful. ... Read More