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Rosenthaler Str. 40 -41, 10178 Berlin, Germany
This is one of the most hectic and lively courtyards in Berlin. Located in Mitte, it is named after the Hackeschen Market, which is across the street. As in many of Berlin's courtyards, the building complex around it consists of offices,...
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Ketchum, ID, USA
Some 200,000 Christmas lights are used to decorate Sun Valley each holiday season. Another way to put that in perspective is that there are roughly 200 lights for each resident. A lot of effort goes into creating the twinkling postcard-perfect...
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2 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA
The vertical drop at Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain is 3,400 vertical feet, one of the greatest among American resorts (with longest high speed lift on the continent connecting the base to the summit in one shot). If that number is hard to wrap your...
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Riomaggiore SP, Italy
Picasso allegedly once said that when you travel you must “devour with your eyes.” When I visited this region on the Italian Riviera, I devoured everything—and not only with my eyes! The scenery was certainly divine: brightly painted houses...
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Loisium-Allee 1, 3550 Langenlois, Austria
In the wine region along the Danube in Lower Austria, acclaimed American architect Steven Holl designed a striking contemporary building for the Loisium World of Wine in Langenlois. Surrounded by centuries-old vines, the building is a prime...
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Karmelitermarkt 37, 1020 Wien, Austria
“The best way to describe Zimmer37 is sehr sympathisch—very congenial. The chef really takes into consideration vegetarians. Local, organic fare is the focus, and the small menu changes every day. The soups are always excellent.” - Hatmaker Klaus...
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3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
This champagne bar looks like a mirage as you're coming down the last stretch of the narrow Sunnega run back into Zermatt. A classic après-ski spot, it’s where the local instructors gather at day’s end. The Cuban-born bartender...
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5 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, France
In only three years, the Parisian stationery and paper goods brand Papier Tigre (Paper Tiger) has become the reference in design-forward communication and organization that’s big on color and form. From origami-style wall-organizers and mail...
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Blue River, BC V0E, Canada
Canada boasts some of the premier ski resorts in the world: Whistler Blackcomb (the largest in North America), Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff National Park, and Mont Tremblant in Quebec. For the traveler who wants to venture beyond the resorts,...
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Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria
With the MuseumsQuartier, local architecture firm Ortner & Ortner has helped create a living room for Vienna, complete with coffee-table art books in the form of two museums that complement each other. The white Leopold Museum is home to the world...
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Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Blobitecture, or Blob Architecture, landed in 2003 in the heart of historic Graz, Austria’s second largest city, in the form of the Kunsthaus Graz, a museum focused on contemporary art that welcomes visitors drawn by both its unusual exterior and...
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Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Hangar-7 in Salzburg is a place you have to see if you love airplanes, cars, art, food, and/or architecture. It is located right at the Salzburg airport. The Red Bull co-founder and CEO is the founder of this amazing place. It's not only the...
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Demel is a world-famous patisserie that's been in business for over 200 years. Serving the finest in baked pastries and chocolate, a visit is a must for anyone who travels to Vienna.
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Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Café Sacher is an obvious highlight on anyone’s travel itinerary in Vienna. But don’t be fooled, despite its international fame and success, your experience at Sacher will be one-of-a-kind. The Café and Hotel were founded over a century ago and...
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Graz, Austria
As Austria extends further towards the Mediterranean, the country’s landscape changes from rugged cliffs and mountain tops to a soft, green paradise. Styria’s southern wine country is called little Tuscany for a reason: vineyards that flow into...
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Schäferhof 13, 7132 Frauenkirchen, Austria

By Patti McCracken

Burgenland, Austria’s easternmost state, has a fairy-tale backstory of emperors and castles. Its modern story is more delicious. The sunny countryside produces rare tomatoes, organic lamb, and 90 percent of the country’s wine.

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Bergl 56, 8333 Riegersburg, Austria
Chocolate in every conceivable state of production; chocolate of every color, flavor and texture. Chocolate everywhere. The Zotter chocolate factory is easily one of the most delicious places in Austria, if not the world. The brand founded by...
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8472 Vogau, Austria
Styria, Austria’s south-eastern province is the ultimate destination for foodies. Within Styria, the Vinofaktur in Vogau is the top address for regional delicacies of all kinds. Try the dark, nutty pumpkin seed oil that the locals eat with their...
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Herrenstraße 22, 4020 Linz, Austria
The city of Linz claims this torte is the oldest known cake in the world (dating back to the 17th century) and, true or not, there's no arguing that it's delicious. It's usually filled with red current jam, but there are a few variations and it is...
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Vienna, Austria
Before Starbucks, there was the Coffee House. This isn't a cafe or a chain of stores, instead it is the more general coffee culture that exists in Vienna Austria. This coffee house culture has survived through the changing times of Starbucks, cup...
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Wollzeile 38, 1010 Wien, Austria
Plachutta isn’t a restaurant, it’s a Viennese institution. Austria loves the traditional cuisine, the elegant but unaffected crowd and the lively atmosphere you will find inside one of their locations – and you will too! Plachutta is particularly...
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Schwarzenbergstraße, 1010 Wien, Austria
Before or after the theater, the pub 1516 is ideal for home-brewed seasonal beer, slightly loud music, and a lively mixed crowd, where you can get excellent pub food: hamburgers, chicken wings, pork ribs, farm bread with tasty fresh toppings, and...
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United States
Yellowstone National Park is no secret by any stretch of the imagination. Yellowstone is one of America's most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason; there few places in the country where you can rub shoulders with grizzlies, smack...
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Montana, USA
Farther north, along the Canadian border, the million-acre Glacier National Park becomes a hushed world of frozen lakes and snow-covered peaks in the winter. The first eleven miles of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road are plowed and open...
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750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced Nordic skier, there are few better ways to explore Montana’s alpine wonderland than on cross-country skis. As you slide along the thousands of trails throughout the state. You’ll get to experience...
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Whitefish Mountain, Montana 59928, USA
Every winter, Montana transforms into a snow-covered playground for downhill skiers who wish to spend their days on the slopes, rather than waiting in lift lines, and then chilling out and making new friends once après hour rolls around. With over...
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El Alcalde - El Golf 15, Las Condes, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Purpose-built as the first Ritz-Carlton in the Southern Cone, this Santiago hotel opened its doors in June 2003. When guests enter the impressive red-brick building, they are enveloped in a sense of occasion—paneled woodwork, ornately framed...
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955 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
At visionary chef Grant Achatz’s bar, vessels such as “the Porthole” (pictured) are as original as the drinks. The chef-trained bartenders use fresh herbs, small-batch spirits, and hand-carved ice in their cutting-edge libations....
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1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA
While skiers may think first of the downhill runs at Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain when they hear Sun Valley, there are also 200 kilometers (or roughly 120 miles) of immaculately groomed Nordic trails throughout the valley. Home to a...
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Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The breezy, tropical fashion of locals can be enviable: Who wouldn't want to spend their days in cool, palm-fiber hats and colorful fabrics? Visitors who want to emulate the tico style can look for goods at Diamante Boutique in Tamarindo, where...
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2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has quite the diverse ecosystem, and a great way to see it first hand is a walk through the rainforest using the Hanging Bridges. Along the way you'll see countless species of vegetation, birds, and if lucky enough, monkeys. However...
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Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
Wonderful B&B! Anita has a magical place in the jungle. Wake to the sound of monkeys, birds and the ocean.
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152, Calle San Javier, Provincia de Guanacaste, Villareal, Costa Rica
The Bamboo Sushi Club delivers the highest quality sushi in a beautiful space. Surrounded by a tranquil bamboo garden, guests here will dine on Mauro's thoughtfully sourced and well-prepared dishes. Their attention to detail—even making their own...
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The Miami outpost of a hotel brand well known for its Los Angeles and New York properties, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a hotel in the traditional sense, and more a spa with guest rooms set amid tropical gardens. The concept extends to...
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A.S.Cooper Building, Front St, Hamilton, Bermuda
Before you head out to try the best restaurants in Hamilton or grab a table to sip cocktails by the seashore, you may want an outfit for your culinary explorations. A.S. Cooper is a group of five main stores with several smaller outposts. The...
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The Hamilton Princess Bermuda, known for generations as the Pink Princess, opened its doors in 1885 and today—under management by the Fairmont group since 2001—remains one of the largest and most celebrated hotels in Bermuda. Soon...
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87 Front St, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
Pearl restaurant is a short, ten-minute walk along the water from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Its second-story location—above the Port o’ Call restaurant—provides views over the harbor, but you may find that the sushi and the sake cocktails...
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20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton HM11, Bermuda
Owner Cesare Maranza managed to bring a little bit of Italy to the middle of the Atlantic more than 35 years ago, when he opened Portofino, named after his hometown. Just a short walk from Front Street in Hamilton, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived...
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Maritime Ln, Bermuda
When you think of the word pub, chances are you picture something like this place. Housed in the old Cooperage of the Royal Navy Dockyard, this causal bar-slash-restaurant is all about cozy atmosphere; there’s even a fireplace that was...
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347 Kiewkan village , Moo 6, Tambol Rimkhong, Amphur Chiang Khong,, Chiang Rai 57140, อำเภอ เชียงของ เชียงราย 57140, Thailand
Located in northern Thailand, overlooking the Mekong and into neighboring Laos, the Lanjia Lodge has only 16 rooms, in four guesthouses. The eco-friendly lodge was built in the traditional Hmong style, yet with modern comforts. Guests can spend...
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SW 9th St, Beaverton, OR 97005, USA
You could spend a week eating just from food carts in Portland—and you’ll still eat really well. The pod at SW 9th and Alder has the largest concentration of food carts in the country, and the variety is just amazing. Some of my favorites are Nong...
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662 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
This is what I hope heaven is like— beautifully lit, full of perfectly organized books, with handcrafted alcoholic punches on tap. I suggest you try them all—and then give Kate Bolton and Alex Smith a high-five to congratulate them on...
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Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
Located on the Upper West Side, at 79th Street and Central Park West, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's largest museums. It has 45 different halls, occupies more than 2 million square feet, and has some 33 million...
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If you want to get in touch with nature, spend an afternoon in Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s answer to New York’s Central Park. Spread over 189 acres, the sprawling park boasts a running track, bocce and tennis courts, a swimming pool,...
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811 W Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025, USA
Well I have! When I traveled Old Route 66 this fall I had to stop at the iconic Wigwam motel in Holbrook on Hopi Drive. The rooms are small and not the most luxurious but they are clean and cozy. A must experience for anyone travelling the...
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Magical is the only way to describe Hacienda El Porvenir and its location high in Cotopaxi National Park. We had an amazing 3-hour ride on the Hacienda's healthy, beautiful horses that are set free in the evenings to roam and graze on the endless...
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Arizona, USA
The reservation of the Hualapai, or “People of the Tall Pines,” includes nearly a million acres of land along the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. Visitors can now take in the grandeur of Arizona’s most famous landmark, the Grand Canyon, at the...
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Arizona, USA
The primordial past comes to life at Petrified Forest National Park, in remote northern Arizona. Created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt, this park preserves the Chinle escarpment, a globally significant fossil repository stretching for 22...
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Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536, USA
Nuzzled up against the Arizona border about 100 miles west of Four Corners are some 30 square miles of the most iconic scenery in the American West. Monument Valley is one of those places that you’ll recognize as soon as you see...
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Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Color, shape, and naked geology: Northern Arizona appeals to the senses in the most elemental ways. Agnostic hikers, secular scientists, souls searching for spiritual energy — all end up in Sedona, seeking and finding. Mid-week in this red-rock...
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55 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040, USA
At Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, Arizona, a Navajo-led guided tour will let you explore the narrow passages and see the mesmerizing play of shadow and light on the rippled sandstone walls carved by water and time. The mysterious and haunting...
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Sonoita, AZ 85637, USA
On an scenic drive from Tucson to Sonoita along Highway 82 the desert slowly gives way to grassy ranch land, and the incessantly hot temperature dips just enough to provide some relief. The town itself is a small, quiet, cowboy establishment...
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Arizona, USA
Every visit to Tucson should include a stop at Saguaro National Park. There are two parts to the park, the Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District. My favorite is the Rincon Mountain District. The Cactus Forest Loop Drive is...
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Punakha, Bhutan
Como Hotels and Resorts has three Bhutan properties. In the rarely visited western part of the Punakha Valley, Uma Punakha's 10 rooms and two villas all have unobstructed views of the Mo Chu River. The river rocks that line the...
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9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Fans of the Montage brand’s Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills flagships will love this mountain version, a ski-in, ski-out hotel wedged into the head of Empire Canyon. The sprawling, Craftsman-style manor debuted in 2010, solidifying Deer...