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'Revenge Travel' is the Latest Trend - And Here's How to Get Some

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“Living well is the best revenge,” said a 16th-century poet, and that line may be the inspiration for one of the latest trends in travel. Over a year of travel shutdowns has reminded us of how precious the privilege to... Read more

10 Reasons to Visit Columbia on Your Next Trip to Latin America

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Colombia is reborn. Named after the 15th-century explorer of the Americas, Colombia stands out as the only nation in South America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, as well as being the leading source of coffee and... Read more

5 Ways to Explore this Country’s Desert From the Traditional to the Extreme

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If you missed your dose of exotic scenery and culture – or even winter sports adrenaline this year, one country’s desert can feed your travel imagination. The Qatar peninsula juts a hundred miles out from the Arabian Peninsula into the... Read more

Celebrating World Cocktail Day with a Travel-Inspired Cocktail... or Two

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What’s not to love about May 13th? World Cocktail day has two of my favorite words: world, and cocktail. For those of us who love to travel… and love to get into the ‘spirit’ of the moment with a locally-sourced... Read more

Riding the Rails AND the Waves in the Latest Travel Trend

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There’s a phrase in travel: ‘Multi-modal’. Think of ‘planes, trains and automobiles,’ where you complete your trip via a number of different types of transportation. Multi-modal travel is not new. But one version – larger-than-life journeys combining the romance of both cruise... Read more

A Twist on 'April Showers' at This Country's New Year Celebrations

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Many modern holiday celebrations put an irreverent twist on their historic – and often more solemn -traditions. Thailand’s Songkran may be one of the most extreme examples of that phenomenon. Ancient Thai culture marked the New Year in what we... Read more

Spring Gardens, Tropical-Style in Costa Rica

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'Spring flowers’ takes on new meaning in the tropics. With Costa Rica’s epic biodiversity and commitment to conservation, lush, green landscapes are a given any time you visit. But some of the Central American country’s botanical gems are best discovered... Read more

Get Into the Spirit of the 'Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports'

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Spring brings longer days, warmer weather… and the thunder of hooves as horse racing begins in North America and Europe. On this side of the pond, there’s no better way to get your heart racing than to be in the stands... Read more

Signs of Spring - Worth Traveling For

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Spring may be the most hopeful season. There is nothing more uplifting than seeing Nature reborn every Spring. It’s like an assurance that life will get better again, no matter how tough the dark days of Winter – or life... Read more

First, Fully Digital Hotel to Open in Northern Europe

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It’s in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods in London. But this hotel has become a symbol of the future of travel.ibis Styles London Gloucester Road is in Kensington, within easy strolling distance of some of the... Read more