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Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse

Louisville
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Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse, Louisville, Kentucky
For Your Local Beer In Louisville, Go Against the Grain
Against the Grain is what microbreweries should be: spacious, well-located, with good food and dozens of craft beers with ridiculous names. Try the "Citra Ass Down" or "The Brown Note," and be sure to note the label pictures. Attached to Lousville Slugger Field, home of the Bats, this is a must on a visit to Lousville.
For Your Local Beer In Louisville, Go Against the Grain
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Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn

Indianapolis
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Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn, Indianapolis, Indiana
Sleep In a Stylish Pullman Car Without Going Anywhere!
The Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, the re-purposed Union Station, is right across from Lucas Oil Stadium and offers the chance to sleep in an authentic Pullman Train Car, each named after a famous person from the early 20th century. We stayed in the Amelia Earhart room. Note the white fiberglass conductor, among other fiberglass travelers hanging around by the entrances to the train. It gives the floor an eerie, and certainly different, feel late at night when there are not a lot of other guests around.
Sleep In a Stylish Pullman Car Without Going Anywhere!
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Khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu

Phước Thuận
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Khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu, Phước Thuận, Vietnam
Khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu
Khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu đạt chuẩn khách sạn 5 sao và tọa lạc ở vị trí lý tưởng hướng ra Bãi Sau - một trong những bãi biển đẹp nhất ở Vũng Tàu với chiều dài hơn 10km. Các phòng nghỉ tại khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu đều nhìn ra đại dương, hồ bơi hoặc quang cảnh thành phố. Mỗi phòng đầy đủ tiện nghi được trang bị truyền hình cáp và phòng tắm riêng với bồn tắm. Đi du lịch cùng người yêu tại Vũng Tàu và nhanh chóng đặt phòng khách sạn Vũng Tàu giá rẻ ngay với chúng tôi để nhận giá phòng rẻ nhất và viết đánh giá khách sạn ngay sau kì nghỉ của bạn.Website : dulichso.com
Khách sạn Hồ Tràm Vũng Tàu
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Opatija

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Opatija, Opatija, Croatia
Exploring the beautiful Opatija
While touring Croatia, I took some time off and visited one of its magnificent cities, Opatija. Though the trip was short, it was both educative and adventurous. My first stop was a rent a car in Opatija that was renting out private cars at very affordable prices. Within twenty minutes, I was behind the wheels of a red Jeep heading towards the Park of St. Jakob and Park Angiolina, one of the must-see sights in the town. Built in the 18th century, the park holds a rich history of the early Croatia natives, most of whom loved farming. As I went through the beautiful park, I couldn’t avoid noticing the beautiful blend of colored plant life and architectural designs. After taking enough photos of the park, I headed towards the famous 'Maiden with the Seagull' statue. According to Croatia natives, the statue was erected in 1956 as a symbol of Opatija, a young, vibrant city which was still developing. Designed by Zvonko Car, a renowned sculptor, the statue is located on the bank of the sea along the Lungomare promenade. As I came to learn, the beautiful work of art depicts a woman holding a seagull.Opatija for me was a huge experience but sadly, my trip was way too short for my liking.
Exploring the beautiful Opatija
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Port of Portland

Portland
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Port of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Legacy of Discovery
Feel like Lewis and Clark aboard the S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer that plies the mighty Columbia River (and Snake River) for this 7-night voyage from Un-Cruise Adventures. Highlights of the tour include eight locks and two dams, all of which the 88-passenger ship visits up close. Along the way, day trips include a jetboat ride into Hells Canyon, tours of two forts, a tasting at a Washington winery in Walla Walla, and daily history lessons from an on-board team dressed in colonial garb. The adventure begins and ends in Portland, Oregon.
Legacy of Discovery
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Cozumel International Airport

Cozumel
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Cozumel International Airport, Cozumel, Mexico
Dreaming of a Caribbean Cruise
We’ve recently been to Antigua, which is a gorgeous island, but if I’m honest, I would have liked to have seen the rest of the Caribbean too. My wife loved it, of course, and all that lounging around on the beach wasn’t bad for me either, but I did crave a little more adventure. So, I’ve been looking at Caribbean cruises on NCL’s website. I have been on a cruise before, but my wife hasn’t, so I thought it would be a great way to marry her love for white sands and sunny skies with my sense of adventure. The trouble is deciding on which itinerary she would like best! The one that has taken my fancy so far is the Western Caribbean, though it’s more focused on Mexico, which departs from New Orleans. New Orleans is somewhere else I would really love to explore, with its fascinating history and melting pot of cultures, so I’m thinking we will spend a few days there before our cruise around the Caribbean. This particular itinerary stops at Cozumel, a little island off the coast of Mexico, that has a coral reef and Mayan ruins to explore, as well as beaches and shopping – a perfect combination for my wife and I. I think I’ll book this for my wife’s next birthday. She can enjoy having her every whim catered for on a huge cruise ship (as well as the gorgeous weather and the beaches and the shopping), and I’ll enjoy being in a different place every day with something new to see and do!
Dreaming of a Caribbean Cruise
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Adventures by Disney

Budapest
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Adventures by Disney, Budapest, Hungary
Danube River Cruise; Adventures by Disney
The year 2015 marks the (pardon the pun) maiden voyage of the Mouse (a.k.a., Disney) into river cruising, and this all-inclusive 8-day, 7-night voyage through Europe is a winner. Sailings are operated by AmaWaterways, and stop in Vilshofen, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest (to name a few). At each port, activities are geared toward families. In Austria, for instance, one of the popular excursions is a visit to the Tree Path Kopfing, an elevated boardwalk in the middle of a forest; in Budapest, many passengers opt to experience the original Rubik's Cube magic show. Disney welcomes kids ages 4 and up, but notes that the trip is best for children who are least 8.
Danube River Cruise; Adventures by Disney
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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Trip to Simein Mountain National Park !!
Quotes Our trip to the Simein Mountains and the Danakil Depression was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was arranged perfectly despite the complex itinerary and you were most accommodating when the tour was disrupted by Ethiopian Airlines delay. The people that looked after us in the Simeins and in Axum were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about their particular specialty. We would be happy to recommend your company to anyone wanting to travel in Ethiopia, either to the well known tourist attractions, or to the remoter parts of the country. They will get a great deal! Quotes Sandra , from Canada Thanks for your proffesional travel offer !!
Trip to Simein Mountain National Park !!
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Noble Boutique Hotel

Hanoi
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Noble Boutique Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Noble Boutique Hotel
Noble Boutique Hotel Hanoi offers guests complimentary breakfast. You might enjoy a visit to a restaurant, a bar/lounge or a rooftop terrace during your stay here. Service comes with a smile and includes a limousine service, a luggage storage and a bell boy service. Both leisure and business travelers can enjoy a business center on-site. Total rooms: 65. If you don't have a car, you may appreciate that the property includes a paid airport shuttle bus. Another convenience available here is free parking at limited hours. This 3-star Hoan Kiem hotel, Hanoi offers free wired and wireless Internet access, plus dry cleaning/laundry. Outfitted with a bar/lounge, you'll find the perfect place to have a drink. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, free wired Internet in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.
Noble Boutique Hotel
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Khách sạn Imperial Vũng Tàu

tp. Vũng Tàu
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Khách sạn Imperial Vũng Tàu, tp. Vũng Tàu, Vietnam
Khách sạn The Imperial Vũng Tàu
Khách sạn The Imperial Vũng Tàu tọa lạc ở vị trí lý tưởng hướng ra Bãi Sau - một trong những bãi biển đẹp nhất ở Vũng Tàu với chiều dài hơn 10km. Với một vị trí thuận lợi như thế khách sạn Impreial Vũng Tàu lại được thiết kế với kiểu dáng mang đậm nét cổ điển phương Tây đã trở thành một trong những khách sạn thu hút được nhiều du khách nhất về sự sang trọng, hiện đại. Hãy đặt phòng trực tuyến khách sạn Impreial Vũng Tàu ngay với chúng tôi để nhận giá phòng rẻ nhất và viết đánh giá khách sạn ngay sau kì nghỉ của bạn.Website : dulichso.com Ngoài ra công ty chúng tôi còn bán các loại xe Ford Ranger XLT cho khách hàng có nhu cầu.
Khách sạn The Imperial Vũng Tàu
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Casa Milà

Barcelona
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Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain
Above the World
The mysterious rooftop of Casa Mila both charms and haunts visitors. The glorious October sky above frames the organic forms, each sculpted face watching as I creep up and down the rolling ramps. Children can't resist playing here, and fortunately there are now fences all around. In my mind, I erase all of those pesky safety features to envision the smooth sculptures growing towards the sky from a scrolling sandy field. Once a site for a scene from Star Wars, the rooftop is now a destination for lovers of Barcelona and Antoni Guadi's "Modernisma" style. When you visit, you'll learn the secret behind those long vertical faces rising up above the mystical rooftop.
Above the World
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Park Güell

Barcelona
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Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain
Tropical Vistas
Parc Guell's famous plaza is a feast for the eyes in every direction. Palm trees to the right and left, charming villas nestled in between, and clever designs at every turn. The swirling, colorful mosaic bench is surprisingly comfortable. Designer Antoni Gaudi knew what he was doing! Take your photos, then settle in with a coffee or ice cream for some fun people-watching.
Tropical Vistas
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Neon Museum

Las Vegas
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Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
A tour through Las Vegas history
Yes, what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there, but the one-hour guided tour at the Neon Museum is too good to keep secret. Just a mile past Freemont Street in downtown Vegas lies an open lot littered with old signage. Each sign tells the story of the city's past, from mob origins to swapping a family-friendly image for a more lascivious one. We loved hearing why slot machines have seats, who laundered Liberace's clothes, and how burnt out bulbs were changed. Next time we're in town, we'll take the night tour for even more vibrant pics and slightly cooler temperatures.
A tour through Las Vegas history
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Machu Picchu

Santuario Historico Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Santuario Historico Machu Picchu, Peru
Inca Trail Trek
The Inca Trail Trek is "cooked" from the best ingredients: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and the Classic Inca Trail. You start the tour by a picked up in Lima where you spend the night. So you can see the Peruvian capital and walk around the city. Then you fly to Cusco - the capital of the Incas, do a Sacred Valley of the Incas and hike the 4 days Inca Trail Trek that finishes at the astonishing "Lost City of the Incas" - Machu Picchu on the last day of the trail. After hiking to Machu Picchu, you return by train and bus to Cusco at the evening of the same day. Come to Peru to enjoy a unique and life changing experience. There is only one Peru! (Inca Trail Machu: http://www.incatrailmachu.com/en/inca-trail-trek)
Inca Trail Trek
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PizzaRev - El Segundo

El Segundo
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PizzaRev - El Segundo, El Segundo, California
Take A Meal Personally At Pizza Rev
As ubiquitous as it is, pizza is personal. You like pepperoni but not olives, green peppers but not onions, and sausage but not ham. And although plenty of people have told you that pineapples are a can’t-miss topping, you’d rather steer clear of them on your slices. That’s why a place like Pizza Rev, which opened in El Segundo earlier this year, can make the whole been-there-done-that aspect of ordering a pie feel exciting. At Pizza Rev, everything that comes after flouring the board is up to you. Choose what type of homemade dough you prefer, original or gluten free, and it’ll be rounded out into a thin-crust fit for your preferred array of toppings. But if you’re not in the mood to make a quick succession of decisions, then stick to the side of the menu that has all of answers. The selection of “our way” pizzas – like the classic margherita in a flavorful red sauce, the white mushroom with a hint of garlic, and the fennel and sausage layered with ricotta – serves up the same fresh ingredients in fewer than three minutes. No matter which choice you make, what comes out of the oven is your creation.
Take A Meal Personally At Pizza Rev
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Baltaire Restaurant

Los Angeles
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Baltaire Restaurant, Los Angeles, California
Steak Is A Balanced Meal At Baltaire
In the afternoon light at Baltaire in Brentwood, caramel-colored shutters wrap around a sunlit patio where tables are shaded by potted trees. Soft couches on the far end of the room enclose a fireplace, which are steps from an airy bar with a selection that glitters in the light. Green and chocolate leather furnishings share the opposing end of the restaurant in an adjoining space, where herringbone floors and graphic glass chandeliers add detail beyond the four corners of white tablecloths. This mix of light and dark is fitting for a steakhouse in the midst of an unapologetically Southern California city. By embracing its breezy surroundings, while still nodding to the traditional mood of a carnivore hangout, Baltaire is the restaurant equivalent to an L.A. local: stylish, without trying too hard. Take a seat in this setting, and feast on a menu that’s as equally complementary. Start with the variegated shaved vegetable salad at lunch, which includes heirloom beets layered with carrots and crumbled blue cheese. Then, pile bright ahi tuna poke on long taro root chips. Later, choose between the steak frites and hand-cut fries or bite into the butchered burger that’s made from meat ground in-house. And while it may not be a sweet dessert, it’s worth finishing the meal over: Share an order of mac ‘n’ cheese, which can be made all the more decadent with generous cuts of lobster. The only balance that may be hard to strike is one between excited and calm.
Steak Is A Balanced Meal At Baltaire
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The Strand House

Manhattan Beach
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The Strand House, Manhattan Beach, California
Stick To A Classic Sunday Brunch At The Strand House
There’s comfort in simplicity, especially on a Sunday. When brunch has become a frenzied ritual – where menus can appear more interested in thrills rather than nourishment – the Strand House in Manhattan Beach has upheld the beauty of the classics. The vibrant yellow hue of rich hollandaise sauce streams over the edge of English muffins made in house, and black currants dot the golden crusts of scones accompanied by three distinct jams. Order these with a simple glass of Champagne, or drop cubes of sugar in a white cup of coffee. But to say that such a meal is predictable would be akin to noting that the unobstructed ocean view beyond the dining room is routine. Just as the view can hold a gaze with subtle changes in the details, a Strand House brunch does the same with playful alterations to its menu’s staples. Its waffles, which are topped with fresh fruit and a scoop of sweet ice cream, have the added crunch of sugar baked inside. And an order of donuts don’t just come glazed: lemon raspberry, lime ginger, and chocolate almond toffee are served as a trio of flavors to share. But even with these twists, the overall feel of the Strand House is one of ease. On a Sunday morning, that’s the characteristic that counts.
Stick To A Classic Sunday Brunch At The Strand House
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Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Hanover Parish
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Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Hanover Parish, Jamaica
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
On the still-bucolic site of a former coconut plantation just west of Montego Bay, Round Hill is another of the legendary hotels created in the early 1950s to accommodate wealthy Brits and Americans who were discovering the pleasures of a Jamaican winter. Since then, it has evolved into a thoroughly modern resort that manages to retain its original, exclusive, clublike spirit. In the beginning, Round Hill consisted of a group of shareholders (British playwright Noel Coward was one) who rented out their private villas when they were absent. That’s how it still works, although the celebrity shareholder most mentioned these days is designer Ralph Lauren, who rents neither of his two villas. Along with 27 other villas, which can be divided into 86 suites, there’s the Pineapple House, a seafront block of 36 rooms, all decorated, predominantly white on white, by Lauren. The ambience is quiet luxury, the service is relatively formal (the doorman wears white), and the children among the guests are treated as the heirs and future holiday decision makers that they are. Almost every villa has a story, whether it has to do with Coward, the Kennedys, or How Stella Got Her Groove Back. And Montego Bay, whose city lights can be seen only from the highest villa (#28), is still another world away. 
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
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Rockhouse Hotel

Westmoreland Parish
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Rockhouse Hotel, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Rockhouse Hotel
No hotel in Jamaica blends better with its surroundings than the aptly named Rockhouse, a string of villas clinging to the top of a sea cliff at the western tip of the island. Local stone, timber, and thatch are the building materials, and a harmony of design and setting is the result. The feel is rustic, but not rough (the showers might be outdoors, but the rooms are air-conditioned), and the feeling carries over to the pool, which sits on a rock platform halfway down the cliff face, from where sunbathers can don snorkel and mask and clamber down into a usually calm Caribbean. Even the restaurant hangs over the water, adding emphasis to the promise of dishes being fresh from the sea. As does practically every hotel in Jamaica, Rockhouse has its celebrity stories, going back to the early '70s when Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones added their names to the guest register. But it wasn’t until 1994, when a group of Australian owners took over, that Rockhouse began to evolve its reputation as one of the most Jamaican of Jamaican hotels. It happened in part because Rockhouse has none of the formality that some of the island’s best-known hotels, with their British colonial roots, still possess. And in part because of its active role in funding local education projects, it's a valued, and popular, part of the community. That, and the restaurant’s homemade jerk sausage is legendary.
Rockhouse Hotel
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Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios
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Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Jamaica Inn
Opened in 1950, the Jamaica Inn is one of the oldest and most gracefully aged of the classic Jamaica luxury resorts. It sits on its own private beach, which is rare in Jamaica, and each of the 52 suites and cottages has a Caribbean view. It is a timeless place, which may be why there are no TVs, radios, or clocks in the rooms, with a quiet serenity about it that may have been the appeal to such guests as Marilyn Monroe, Ian Fleming, and Katharine Hepburn. The grounds are immaculately kept, and the dining is as romantic as starlight and live music can make it. But the standout feature is that each suite has an oversize covered veranda that guests could literally live on. On it, they’ll find a full-size sofa, wingchair, breakfast table, coffee table, and, should one want to write home about it, writing desk. 
Jamaica Inn
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Tintswalo Atlantic

Cape Town
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Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town, South Africa
Tintswalo Atlantic
Cape Town already feels like it’s at the tip of the world, and at Tintswalo Atlantic that sensation is magnified as guests get cozy in a suite clinging to the cliffs just a few feet above the ocean. Park in the lot just off the famed Chapmans Peak Drive and take a hotel van that winds its way down a steep road, dropping guests at a collection of stand-alone suites seemingly suspended above the water. Each is themed after a different island—Zanzibar, Antigua, Sicily, and even, oddly enough, Robben (where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned). The details are thoughtful, not kitschy: elaborate wood-carved headboards, seashell-encrusted bathroom walls, idyllic paintings. It’s hard to find a setting more romantic and remote, and a shuttle whisks guests to Cape Town, just a half an hour away.Note: Tintswalo Atlantic was destroyed in a fire March 2015. The hotel plans to rebuild and be open by December 2015. Check its web site for updates.
Tintswalo Atlantic
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Inca Trail

Santuario Historico Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail, Santuario Historico Machu Picchu, Peru
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Enjoy the Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with many archaeological Inka sites along the way and travel completely in touch with Mother Earth ("Pachamama" in Quechua native language) revealing to you its surrounding snow-peaked mountains, mountain rivers and amazing diversity of flora and fauna. This 4 day Inca Trail hike is absolutely stunning. Join the group and tie up your shoes. Hiking the Inca Trail. Would you like to hike the Inca Trail in Peru? Do you want to reach Machu Picchu hiking? Do not look longer any longer as you have just found the best hiking trip to Machu Picchu! Do not delay and join our 4 days Classic Inca Trail quickly as spaces are very limited! Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (http://www.incatrailmachu.com/en/inca-trail-to-machu-picchu)
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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Perú

Provincia de Puerto Inca
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Perú, Provincia de Puerto Inca, Peru
Inca Trail & The Amazon Rainforest
Inca Trail & The Amazon Rainforest enables you to discover this Andean country visiting its capital seeing its growing progress, stay at a jungle lodge in the Peruvian Amazon to spot incredible wildlife, hike through the ancient ruins of Cusco and visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, immerse your senses at the colorful local markets, visit the Incan town of Pisaq and the fortress of Ollantaytambo, follow the Incas footsteps on the ancient Inca Trail for 4 days and 3 nights finishing at the breathtaking Machu Picchu. Inca Trail & The Amazon Rainforest - Tierras Vivas (http://www.tierrasvivas.com)
Inca Trail & The Amazon Rainforest
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Juju Asian Tapas + Bar

Durham
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Juju Asian Tapas + Bar, Durham, North Carolina
Juju: A Delicious Zeitgeist
Durham, North Carolina, has been called out a lot in the past handful of years as “America’s Foodiest Small Town” (Bon Appetit) and the “South’s Tastiest Town” (Southern Living), with frequent mentions by The New York Times. Juju, which bills itself as an Asian fusion tapas spot, opened its doors earlier this year and is another top-tier arriviste in this former tobacco town. The dinners I’ve enjoyed here have been the perfect combination of delicious, good value, and a happy-go-lucky zeitgeist. Just a block off of Duke University’s East Campus, Juju sits at the heart of Ninth Street, which is also home to Monuts donuts, the Regulator Bookstore, and a thriving street scene. Among my favorite Juju dishes are any of the dumplings (from wild boar to poulet rouge), the salad rolls, the crispy Brussels sprouts, the Vietnamese-style grilled shrimp, the Thai-style short ribs, and for dessert, the macadamia almond tartlette (my favorite dessert of 2015 so far). And don’t pass on the drink menu, which includes beer on tap, carafes of sangria, flights of sake, a well-put-together wine list, and some novel featured cocktails, including the beguiling “Love Child.” Kudos to co-owners Julian Benfey and Charlie Deal for adding yet another jewel to Durham’s thriving dining scene.
Juju: A Delicious Zeitgeist
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Andaz 5th Avenue

New York
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Andaz 5th Avenue, New York, New York
Andaz 5th Avenue: Are They Mindreaders?
BY STEVEN PETROW I know this is an odd way to start off, but bear with me: As I brushed my teeth on my first morning at the Andaz, I realized I’d squeezed the last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. I made a mental note to pick some up during the day, which I forgot to do. But when I returned to my room later that day, guess what — the housekeeper had noticed the empty tube and left me a new one. Wow, I thought. Anticipating my needs had never happened at a hotel before. The other elements of my stay proved equally impressive. First there’s location: The Andaz, formerly world headquarters for Tommy Hilfiger, sits across Fifth Avenue from the iconic New York Public Library, and it’s a skip and a hop to Grand Central, the theater district, and the rest of midtown. Then there are the luxe accommodations: 184 rooms and 47 suites of prime New York real estate. I was fortunate enough to be upgraded to the “Splash Suite,” which takes its name from the sculptural tub in the beautifully appointed lav. I could have spent my entire stay in the bathroom, but this corner suite happened to look out directly on the Empire State Building, prompting me to lie on the comfy bed and soak in the view instead. High ceilings, wide corridors, and murals decorating the elevator banks are just part of the detail and the experience. Two more pluses: Soft drinks and snacks are complimentary (of course, the booze will cost you). Then, there’s the luggage rack, which is a piece of work. Check it out.
Andaz 5th Avenue: Are They Mindreaders?
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Dotonbori

Chūō-ku
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Dotonbori, Chūō-ku, Japan
Know your Japanese Beef
We've all heard about Wagyu beef, but not everyone has heard about Matsusaka Beef. Some may have heard Kobe Beef. All of these though are types of Wagyu beef, including a third type which is Omi. So if you visit Japan, you should try the big three of the Wagyu beefs and also the different grades of each type of beef, if you get the chance. They are said to be fed with beer and massaged, haha! This time, we get to try Matsusaka Beef which comes from region of Mie. This type of beef is not as popular to us back home as the Kobe beef is. But many Japanese consider this the best of its rivals. It is said to be raised from specially pampered, “Japanese Black” virgin heifers or Kuro Wagyu cows. Only about 25,000 animals are slaughtered each year and most of that is auctioned on the hoof, adding to both it’s rarity and cost. The beef itself is famed for its soft texture, rich, developed taste, and for it’s evenly marbled, high-ratio fat distribution. So does it really melt in your mouth? Well, at least the best grade and best part of the beef does. We were able to try the different types of cut, grilled yakiniku style and definitely, there is a big difference between a lower grade Matsusaka and a higher grade one. The sirloin is very tasty, and tender but does not lose texture. No offense, but not even the beefs of Argentina can top this :-)
Know your Japanese Beef
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Musée international d'horlogerie

La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Musée international d'horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Museum of Minutes
Over 4,000 timepieces from many different eras are on display at this Disneyland of watches and timepieces. The Musée international d'horlogerie's collection was begun around 1902 and to say it's comprehensive is an understatement. Watch lovers will want to spend about a half day walking through all the exhibits. The timepieces are small and the museum is large! We love the full size replica of Giovanni de'Dondi's Astrarium, a clock from the 14th century that illustrates the movement of the sun, moon, and planets. Nearby, the smaller Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle is another must-see for watch lovers. Both museums and their respective towns are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out the Cheese, Chocolate and Wine itinerary, created by Bob Preston of Swiss Panache, on AFAR Journeys.
Museum of Minutes
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