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Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo
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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Pool at The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Forget what you think you know about Atlantic City. While it was struck by a wave of hotel and casino closures in recent years — and the city is currently at risk of filing for bankruptcy — now is actually a great time to visit the seaside destination. That’s thanks to a trove... Read More

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Graduate Hotel Madison in Wisconsin
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Much more than a college town, Madison, Wisconsin stakes claim to an abundance of museums, festivals, parks, bars, collegiate-sporting events, and trendy restaurants. But given its locale, the city is best enjoyed once the weather gets warm. Here are five ways to spend a perfect spring weekend in Madison. 1. Stay at Graduate Hotel Madison. Open... Read More

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Tuileries Garden Paris, France
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In the 1954 film Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn famously said: “Paris is always a good idea.” But anyone who’s experienced the holiday crowds or summer heatwaves can attest that springtime in Paris has a certain appeal (no offense, Audrey). A bike ride past the budding tulips in Luxembourg Garden and... Read More

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Arizona
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick/Flickr/Dru Bloomfield

Catching a Major League Baseball spring training game is a must for every baseball fan. With 10 stadiums and games every day now through April 2, there’s still time for fans of the Cactus League — the 15 teams training in Arizona — to watch before Opening Day. The... Read More

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Deal Alert: Late Spring Hotel Deals from $110
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Summer’s almost here, with the promise of days filled with barbecues and trips to the beach. But we’re just as excited about the coming late-spring weeks. While it’s not quite swim weather in some parts, it’s now nice enough to enjoy most of what the outdoors has to offer... Read More

Magee Marsh
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Even if you’re not a dedicated birder, it’s easy to get a glimpse of thousands of feathered friends during the spring migration. Some optimal spots to spy seasonal birds are close to urban areas and others a little farther afield, but these areas are what keep the birds going... Read More

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South Carolina Historical Society in the Fireproof Building, by Charleston's Washington Park

Walk up and down King Street in Charleston and it’s easy to see that money flirts with charm. So many cobblestoned paths lead to high-end hotels, wine bars, antique stores, restaurants, and apparel boutiques. But no worries, you can still carve out a quality weekend at this Southern hotspot... Read More

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Cabaret the Musical

This post is sponsored by NewYork.com. Planning a visit to the Big Apple? You’ve picked the perfect time to visit. After a long winter, things are kicking back into high gear all over the city. And for those who are looking for a single, easy way to organize the trip, NewYork.com is a... Read More

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Westin Las Vegas
Westin Las Vegas

Choose the wrong destination to spend Spring Break and you could find yourself wishing that you never left home. The most popular locations are often packed with students partying 24 hours a day. If you’re craving some sun and fun in the coming weeks, along with some much-needed relaxation... Read More

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sunrise on boggy creek airboats in kissimmee, florida
Experience Kissimmee

We’ve all been there: feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation. This can be especially true when you’re faced with days the crowds, the frenetic pace, and the barrage of merchandising in Orlando’s theme parks. Luckily, a natural escape awaits just outside of the popular sunny city, packed... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still... Read More

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Adrian Sadlier/St. Patrick’s Festival

Green beer, nearly legal drinking in the streets, and raucous, overcrowded parades; they all come to mind when we think of St. Patty’s Day. But the holiday isn’t just an excuse for the Irish (and the “Irish For A Day” types) to get a bit boisterous.  ... Read More

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Even though summer doesn’t officially start until a month or so after the Memorial Day weekend, most of us treat this three-day holiday as if it marks the onset of the season. Of course, it helps that it’s often the first warm long weekend in months, which means backyard... Read More

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We could all use some unbridled vacation time right about now, so we’ve concocted a list of the best spring break destinations to party at during this raucous time off. For some of us, this short break is an excuse to visit the world’s most happening nightlife spots, where bars... Read More