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By: Florence Fabricant Travelers to cities like Paris or Hong Kong often make restaurant reservations long before they book their hotels. That’s because the food in these places has become as much of an attraction as the museums and local scenery. But with popularity comes crowds, punishingly high prices, and... Read More

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iStock InternationalMeet your possible true love at one of these top spots for singles

By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff Ahh . . . the single life. Freedom to do what you want, how you want, when you want – but if all that alone time is getting a bit, well, lonely, head to one of the places we’ve picked as tops for vacationing singles... Read More

iStock InternationalTake couples therapy to a whole new level at these romantic spas

By: Maryann Hammers Most spas tout the “three R’s:” relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. But we’ve rounded up a global list that embraces a fourth “R” – romance. Aromatic mineral pools and private, candlelit, seaside massage terraces are just a few of the perks found in our favorite romantic spas. But... Read More

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iStock InternationalMasks are a major part of Venice

By: Sherman’s Travel Editorial Staff Baby, it’s cold outside! But this year, why hibernate at home when you can be enjoying the best of what winter has to offer the world over? Some of the greatest festivals of the year take place during the coldest months, and we’ve rounded up... Read More

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iStock InternationalProperties like Taprobane Island made this list of original hotels

No need to settle for a boring, featureless hotel room on your next trip – traveling can be as much about where you stay as the places you go! There’s a hotel out there to satisfy most every curiosity – whether you’re into marine life, wildlife, or Eskimo life... Read More

iStock InternationalBeer lovers can find the perfect pint at these 10 hop-centric locales

Munich’s famed frothy festival, Oktoberfest, may get all of the glory, but the world is full of destinations where the natives know – and love – their beer, and where you can sample some local brew all year long. We sipped our way around the world and came up... Read More

iStock InternationalEnjoy a once-in-a-life-time trip to Machu Picchu in Peru

While it’s the phenomenal feats of mere mortals that comprise our list of man-made wonders, actually seeing them in person is nothing short of divine. Little surprise, given that many of our favorite creations were designed with a heavenly audience in mind, whether in the depths of a Cambodian... Read More

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iStock InternationalHit the dance floor in these top cities

The sun isn’t the only thing that sizzles between June and August – the season also ignites the hottest summer party spots around the globe, from bizarre desert gatherings to hedonistic bashes on azure-coasted islands. We’ve rounded up a fantastic list of must-visit cities, where revelry manifests itself in... Read More

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iStock InternationalSet out in search of a culinary paradise in these 10 best cities for food

Mamma mia! Choosing just 10 of the world’s best cities for food was no picnic. In the process, we let our taste buds wander the globe in search of sustenance. Our definitive list finds cities chosen for their unique dishes – if you hanker for snake, head to Hanoi... Read More

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iStock InternationalFind major thrills, chills, and Halloween fun this fall

They say the freaks come out at night – and on no night more so than October 31. Our top 10 places for spooky Halloween fun are a frightful blend of spine-chilling cities, weird wayside towns, and baffling bodies of water. We propose four uncanny urban settings – both... Read More

iStock InternationalChoose from10 worldwide wine regions that offer superlative sipping and scenery alike

The harvest season is here for many of the world’s viticultural centers, tempting visitors to tastings of tried-and-true vintages and more innovative wines. Our favorite wine regions to visit at this time of year range from the classic castle country of France’s scenic Loire Valley and the sun-kissed vineyards... Read More

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Taj Lake PalaceThis romantic castle hotel is open to guests in Rajasthan, India

Gone are the days when you needed a royal title to spend the night in a castle. Nowadays, even the masses can stay in a storied, turreted keep, as residences of bygone kings and rulers are converted into premier hotels in Europe and beyond. We’ve rounded up our top... Read More

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iStock InternationalBest spots at the height of the summer season.

Warm days, long nights, garden barbecues, and ice-cream cones on the boardwalk . . . For many of us, summer is the best season of all, when everything moves outdoors, cities come alive with festivals, and freshwater lakes and backyard pools beckon. Our list of top summer destinations highlights... Read More

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The Louvre in Paris, one of the world's best art cities
PunchstockA masterpiece in itself, Paris – and its famous Louvre – is among the world’s best cities for art lovers.

Vacations aren’t always about getting some R&R. In fact, visiting a city with a vibrant arts scene can be just as rejuvenating. Our top cities for art lovers are bound to stimulate even the most blasé of world travelers, as they’re home to dozens of world-class institutions with influential... Read More

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iStock InternationalFlowers, birds, and verdant hues define these spring destinations

Balmy weather, pretty flowers, and reasonable prices make spring one of the best times of the year to travel. Our 10 favorite spring destinations will help you make the most of the season, with three destinations picked for their flora at this time of year; four more proposing terrific... Read More