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Anderson Ferry

Cincinnati
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Anderson Ferry, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ride along the Ohio River
If you are visiting Cincinnati and want a scenic ride to or from from the airport, catch a ferry across the Ohio River. The Anderson Ferry has been in continuous operation since 1817, connecting Cincinnati's west side with Hebron, Kentucky. Often taken by passengers to CVG Airport (the ferry is about three miles from the airport), don't count on saving much time, it's more about the journey than the destination. Tickets are $5 for cars (less for bicyclists and pedestrians) and the ride takes only a few minutes. The ferry runs every day except Christmas, weather permitting.
Ride along the Ohio River
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Morocco

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Morocco
Sahara Desert
Highlight of trip. Sunset ride into desert, camp in desert, sunrise ride out of desert. 9 hour drive from Marrakech. Not to be missed!
Sahara Desert
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Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora

Canaviais
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Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora, Canaviais, Portugal
Quintessential Alentejo luxury
Built on a 15th century monastery, Espinheiro is the 5 star hotel to stay near Evora, just ten minutes from this medieval town's train station. The property is quite wide and modern installations contains a spa, heated pool and Dolce and Gabbana decorated rooms with enormous windows facing the Alentejo deserted landscape. The adega is inside a Gothic chapel and the capela holds special events such as weddings. Visit if not for the restaurant alone, a fancy twist on simple, delicious Alentejo food.
Quintessential Alentejo luxury
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Twelve Atlantic Station

Atlanta
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Twelve Atlantic Station, Atlanta, Georgia
Twelve Atlantic Station
Twelve Atlantic Station’s accommodations are more like modern apartments than hotel rooms. With only suites available, each ranges from 700 to 1,200 square feet—and 10-foot ceilings make them feel even bigger. Whether you opt for one or two bedrooms, you’ll have a full kitchen, a dining area, and a living room at your disposal. Tired of eating out all the time? Pick up groceries and cook a meal using your suite’s modern stainless-steel appliances. Then settle in on the couch for some quality satellite television time. In the morning you can even stop by the lobby’s Starbucks for your caffeine fix. Not a bad daily routine when you’re a long way from home. When it’s warm out, guests can take a dip in the seasonal rooftop pool. Swimming laps is even more enticing when you have the chance to glimpse skyline views from the water. Once you’re ready to explore Atlanta, stop by the full-service, 24-hour concierge desk for tips on how to get the most out of your visit.
Twelve Atlantic Station
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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

Atlanta
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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Located in one of the swankiest areas of Atlanta, this Ritz-Carlton property epitomizes Southern sophistication and class. From its large luxury spa and stunning pool to its suites with bay windows that frame city views, the hotel has all the major amenities and small touches you would expect from a four-star property. No matter what room you stay in, you’ll rest on 400-thread-count sheets and down pillows and get pampered with Asprey bath products from England. Club Level accommodations also include special access to the Club Lounge, where you can enjoy breakfast, snacks, and hors d’oeuvres while taking in panoramas of Atlanta. During your stay, you don’t have to be an anonymous face. Get to know the hotel a little better at the manager’s reception every Wednesday evening in the lobby, where you can help yourself to wine and cheese, and the sommelier-led wine tasting in the Café every Friday evening. Both events are free for guests. Kids get special time, too: On Friday nights a family-friendly “dive-in” movie is projected at the pool and comes with popcorn. 
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
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The Inn at Serenbe

Palmetto
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The Inn at Serenbe, Palmetto, Georgia
The Inn at Serenbe
Serenity awaits at the Inn at Serenbe, just 25 minutes southwest of Atlanta’s international airport. Spread across 40 acres, the property makes the most of its natural surroundings. You’ll find an organic farm, a croquet lawn with a trampoline, and a beautiful stone labyrinth. During the day, go swimming in one of the two pools, and in the evening get a s’mores kit from the inn for a bonfire. If you just want to relax and recharge, that’s easy, too. Each cozy accommodation is unique and practically designed with lounging in mind. While amenities vary, you might find a Jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, or a cushioned window seat perfect for reading. The property has three houses and three cottages, and each room displays local art and heirlooms. You can also choose to stay in one of 10 lofts and townhomes located within the Serenbe community and managed by the inn. Whatever you decide, you’ll find your home away from home in the Southern countryside. 
The Inn at Serenbe
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Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook

Seattle
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Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook, Seattle, Washington
Quiet Beach
Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook/Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle is a quiet place to take in beautiful views of water.
Quiet Beach
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Kerry Park

Seattle
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Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington
Classic Seattle View
If you're looking for a classic Seattle view, head up to Kerry Park in the Queen Anne neighborhood. On a clear day you can also see Mt. Rainier.
Classic Seattle View
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Dallas Rd

Victoria
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Dallas Rd, Victoria, Canada
Bike Ride Along the Canadian Coast
Take a bike ride along the waterfront to Dallas Road. We didn’t bring a picnic with us, but there were some parks that would’ve been perfect for a picnic!
Bike Ride Along the Canadian Coast
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The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Atlanta
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The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
When the Georgian Terrace opened in 1911, it was the ultimate grand Southern hotel, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, opulent chandeliers, and marble columns. The hotel became a port of call when the famous, including President Calvin Coolidge, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Walt Disney, came to Atlanta. It even hosted the premiere of Gone with the Wind in 1939, and its ballroom has hosted performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, and Patti Smith. Film crews have also been drawn to the well-appointed hotel, which has served as a set for some major productions, including The Change-Up with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. Today, the Georgian Terrace still exudes class and now counts itself among Atlanta’s historic landmarks. Recently renovated rooms are outfitted with pillow-top mattresses, eco-friendly toiletries, and free Wi-Fi. While the neighborhood around the hotel has plenty to offer, like the acclaimed Fox Theatre, you could feasibly never leave the property thanks to its rooftop pool, upscale restaurant and bar, and speakeasy-style lounge.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Mount Vernon
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon, Washington
Puddle-Wonderful
Visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Western Washington.
Puddle-Wonderful
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Theo Chocolate Inc

Seattle
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Theo Chocolate Inc, Seattle, Washington
Chocolate Factory Tour!
Theo Chocolate is completely melt-in-your-mouth delicious, plus all organic and fair trade. They also create really unique flavors. I loved shopping around at the store after the factory tour, picking out some confections to take home, and sampling chocolate bars. (We got plenty of samples on the tour as well, in case you are wondering!)
Chocolate Factory Tour!
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British Columbia Legislature

Victoria
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British Columbia Legislature, Victoria, Canada
Find the British in British Columbia
Victoria, BC has a distinct British flair. It's the capitol of British Columbia and a charming, quiet town perfect for a weekend getaway. Visit the Parliament Building, the Royal BC Museum, the Butchart Gardens, and the Inner Harbour.
Find the British in British Columbia
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The St. Regis Atlanta

Atlanta
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The St. Regis Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
The St. Regis Atlanta
If your dream vacation involves being waited on hand and foot, the St. Regis Atlanta should be at the top of your list. All guests have access to the butler desk, which can fulfill requests both big and small, while suites come with a St. Regis butler—someone who will provide drink service, unpack your suitcase, press your clothes, shine your shoes, and deliver a morning newspaper. In the summer, pool butlers mist guests with Evian and deliver frozen fruit skewers, coconut water, and smoothie samplers. The details are also in the decor and the amenities, from Italian marble bathrooms and original artwork to feather pillows and iPod docks in all the rooms. But your luxurious experience doesn’t end at the property. The St. Regis is the only hotel that’s just a five-minute walk to Buckhead Atlanta, a recently opened upscale shopping center. Check out the iconic red-soled heels at Christian Louboutin, try on Warby Parker’s trendy frames, or splurge on a silk Hermès scarf. And if you need help hauling your spoils to your room, remember there’s a butler waiting just around the corner. 
The St. Regis Atlanta
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Rizal Park

Seattle
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Rizal Park, Seattle, Washington
Jose Rizal Bridge
The Jose Rizal Bridge in Beacon Hill has fantastic views of the city from the South. Park your car at the nearby Jose Rizal Park (1007 12th Ave S.) and then walk over to the bridge. The bridge is an especially good place to take photos after dark and capture the lights of the city.
Jose Rizal Bridge
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2225 Alaskan Way

Seattle
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2225 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington
Bell Street Pier
The Bell Street Pier 66 Rooftop Deck has a great combination of waterfront and downtown views. There are plenty of benches at the Pier, and in my experience it’s usually a quiet area with a lot of space to take good photos, watch ferries go by or eat some takeout. Take note that the rooftop deck does close when a cruise ship is docked in the terminal.
Bell Street Pier
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Russell Investments Center

Seattle
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Russell Investments Center, Seattle, Washington
Sweeping Views of Downtown Seattle
The Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle (1301 2nd Ave–next to the Seattle Art Museum) has a 17th floor park with amazing views. The 17th floor is open during building business hours.
Sweeping Views of Downtown Seattle
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Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Atlanta
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Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
Southern charm and Asian aesthetics meld seamlessly at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Guests’ Zen experience begins at check-in when they’re welcomed with peach tea—an ode to the Peach State—and an o-shibori, a Japanese steamed towel. Small touches like these extend to the rooms, where you’ll find decorative 19th-century Chinese fans, high-definition televisions hidden behind art, and mandarin tea–scented bath products. In the evening, rooms get turned down with local Cacao chocolates and peachtree, rose, or orchid petals scattered across the bed.   Whether you want to take a bath in your soaking tub or unwind in the property’s English garden, Mandarin Oriental helps you escape the outside world. Business travelers will appreciate the light-filled meeting rooms, while young visitors will be excited to go on a scavenger hunt that ends with a prize. And all guests can take advantage of twice-daily cleaning and free car service within a two-mile radius of the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Atlanta
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Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
Every Hotel Indigo has a neighborhood story, and the Atlanta Midtown’s is “visual music.” The theme was inspired by the famous Fox Theatre, located a stone’s throw from the property. The experience starts at the check-in desk, which was designed to look like a drum set. A collage of theater tickets from the past 30 years decorates the wall behind it. In the rooms, you may see a mural that makes it look like you’re either attending a concert or starring in the show. Carpet runners have the same pattern as the Fox’s (but are indigo blue, of course), and the stitching on the custom duvets resembles the theater’s onion domes.   The property is located in the former Cox-Carlton Hotel, which was built in 1923 as a residence for men attending the Georgia Institute of Technology. It opened as the very first Hotel Indigo in 2004. Now a historic landmark, the hotel has the same layout as the Cox-Carlton, but the updated rooms feature wood flooring, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and Aveda products. 
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
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San Juan Islands

Eastsound
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San Juan Islands, Eastsound, Washington
Whale Watching in the San Juans
Take a whale-watching tour in the San Juan Islands! The whales are majestic and graceful, gliding in and out of the water and shimmering in the sun. You'll have the opportunity to see lots of other wildlife and the breathtaking scenery of the San Juans.
Whale Watching in the San Juans
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Jack Block Park

Seattle
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Jack Block Park, Seattle, Washington
A View Without Crowds
Jack Block Park in West Seattle is adjacent to popular Alki Beach Park, but tucked away from the summer crowds. It's a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.
A View Without Crowds
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Glenn Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel

Atlanta
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Glenn Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
Glenn Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel
Built in 1923 as an office building, Glenn Hotel, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is a registered historic building. The boutique property was converted in 2006 and designed to be environmentally friendly. In every room you’ll find organic Lather bath products, fair-trade linens, and complimentary bottled water. The hotel prides itself on its customized service, which starts with a welcome lemongrass mojito at check-in. Your personal hotel host can help with everything from activity suggestions to reservations. Walking distance to downtown Atlanta and the Luckie Marietta District, Glenn Hotel frequently hosts corporate travelers who work in the area. The property also has five meeting rooms, named for popular board games like Monopoly and Risk, that conference-goers appreciate for their abundant natural light and ergonomic chairs. Travelers of all persuasions have praised the hotel’s SkyLounge—named one of the world’s best rooftop bars by ABC News—for its amazing skyline views.
Glenn Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel
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Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta
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Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel
Modern luxury meets old-school Southern hospitality at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. Amenities such as the Four Seasons signature marble bathroom with a deep tub, separate shower, and L’Occitane products are coupled with sweeping views of Midtown in most rooms. With its emphasis on individualized service, the hotel also provides free overnight shoe shines and small, family-friendly touches such as child-sized robes and a mini check-in desk. Sponge letters will even be placed around a bathtub to spell out children’s names, and chocolate chip cookie delivery before bedtime ends the day on a sweet note. Fitness enthusiasts can check out a yoga package with a mat, block, and instructional DVD from the spa. During warmer months, rooftop yoga classes are available for an additional fee. Locavores will want to dine at Park 75, where seasonal ingredients shine in contemporary dishes. From tomatoes and peppers to lemon verbena and edible flowers, much of the restaurant’s produce is pulled straight from the hotel’s terrace garden. For the full foodie experience, reserve a tasting dinner, which will be prepared based on your preferences and includes wine pairings.
Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel
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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

Shelter Island
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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Shelter Island, New York
A Community Center and Farmstand Circa 1652
A piece of Shelter Island history, this once slaveholding plantation kept in the same family for 11 generations, is now reinvented as a non-profit community center, 225 acre educational organic farm, event space and farm stand on the national register of historic places. The center offers tours of the farm and manor house, programs for budding young farmers, concerts and dining events featuring local artists and purveyors. Don't miss the farm stand open Wed-Sun starting on July 1.
A Community Center and Farmstand Circa 1652
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Commander Cody's Seafood

Shelter Island
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Commander Cody's Seafood, Shelter Island, New York
A Shelter Island Seafood Classic
No visit to Shelter Island is complete without a visit to Commander Cody's Seafood market and restaurant. Here 'The Commander', South Carolina transplant 80-year old Jim Hayward and his daughter Amanda cook up seafood favorites as well as Low Country BBQ ribs, classic sides, and probably the best fried chicken you'll have all summer. You can purchase your own fish at his little market to cook at home, take out or eat in this entirely friendly relaxed little addition to the house Jim built in the 1980s. Outdoor tables in the back lot among parked boats and dogs complete the low key package. An affordable island gem. Open 7 days a week, but The Commander takes a well deserved break in February.
A Shelter Island Seafood Classic
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Le Meridien Tahiti

Puna'auia
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Le Meridien Tahiti, Puna'auia, French Polynesia
A Nice Stopover
After a long flight from Los Angeles, it is quite pleasant to arrive at the newly remodeled Le Meridien. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet. Drapes open to a lovely, watery landscape. A shade in the bathroom opens so one can soak and enjoy the view. Water bungalows are lovely. Wood walls and adornment give them a feeling of warmth. A unique amenity: the hotel offers access to an artist's workshop. Artists can bring their materials and work there free of charge. My main criticism is the food service which is pricey and mediocre. Wanting to grab a bite at the bar, I found the service to be almost non-existent.
A Nice Stopover
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Taste Porto Food Tours

Porto
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Taste Porto Food Tours, Porto, Portugal
Best way to taste all of Porto flavours
The best organised food tour I ever been to, in any location. Andre, the guide, is very passionate about his city and knows all there's to know about it. The whole tour takes around 3/4 hours, always walking, and offers a little of everything. Coffee, sweets, meats, views and history of Porto and, of course, a fair share of wine. Highlight: the Flor dos Congregados family restaurant. A very old and hidden gem, the kind of place it would be difficult to discover on my own.
Best way to taste all of Porto flavours
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