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Reykjavík, Iceland
My husband and I visited Iceland in January, renting a car to have the freedom to wander on our own schedule. Just outside Reykjavik, we came upon an area called Seltun that's known for its geothermal activity. Seltun was dotted with steaming...
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Oaxaca, Mexico
A winding drive (not for the faint of heart) brings you back to a "stuck-in-time" era: an oasis surrounded by cacti and agave. A simple reminder that water is a precious resource, especially in the dusty desert region in the Mexican Sierras of ...
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Albaicín, Granada, Spain
Visiting Granada? Forget the Alhambra and its divine proportions. Scope out some more humble digs in the Caves of San Miguel Alto, a rugged area just outside the city that houses over 200 hippies. That's right: they're cave dwellers. If you're...
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222 Yan'an E Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Doubt the value of the Environmental Protection Agency? Go visit Shanghai, China. The Consulate General of the United States in Shanghai posts an hourly air quality report on their website. Of the eighteen hourly postings I viewed on a random day,...
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Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
A couple of blocks west of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake—meaning Lake of the Restored Sword—is one of Hanoi’s anchors. It contains a number of sites worth visiting, like Ngoc Soc Temple and the picturesque, red-lacquered Huc...
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Los Andes, Valparaiso Region, Chile
To get from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina, you have a few options. I ruled out all of them except for the bus. The ride wasn't too bad, the checkpoint was fine, and the view was fantastic. It also helps that an entire city which exists to...
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Canaries, St Lucia
Driving from Rodney Bay on a one lane road with a new girlfriend to Soufrière, Saint Lucia can be, well challenging. Lets multiply a 2 hr road block because of a land slide and im ready to collapse. I look to my right all the popping colors made...
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Half Moon Bay, West End, Honduras
This shot is of a man learning to dive in the popular dive sit, Blue Channel, With Tyll's Dive.
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Florence is famous for many reasons: the Duomo, the David, the whole Renaissance thing.... Sure, these are great—but the pizza. Oh man, the pizza! I'm talking about a thin, doughy crust, fresh ingredients, and a flavor you can barely handle. I'm...
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Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Amazing experience just walking around the Marrakech Souks although the vendors can be pretty pushy - be prepared to haggle, haggle, haggle. http://www.peregrineadventures.com/blog/10/01/2012/5-tips-surviving-marrakech-souk
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Vik, Iceland
Located in the not-so-easy-to-pronounce Mýrdalshreppur region, the small beachside town of Vík is bordered to the north by the immense (270-square-mile) Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest glacier, and to the south by...
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Snaefellsnes, Iceland
Búðir is a small hamlet in Búðahraun lava fields in Staðarsveit, which is in the western region of Iceland, on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula where Hraunhafnará falls to the sea, the original old name of Búðir having been...
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Hellnar, Iceland
At a little fishing village called Hellnar. In January, there is no fishing. Or any (fisher) people, for that matter. There is just snow all around, except on the boulders that have been washed off clean by the waves.
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Naxos 843 00, Greece
Late winter and early spring is a wonderful time to visit as you will have no problems finding vacancies. If you're staying in downtown Chora during this time, many of the restaurants and shops are not open as they would be during the height of...
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KM-269.5, Puerto Cancun, Carretera Chetumal, 77750 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico
How do you photograph the sweet strains of piano and guitar that float around you or the sense of calm that envelopes you when you gaze across the still water of the pool and out to the sea? How do you put into words the...
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Samana Bay, Dominican Republic
Officially, the town is known as Santa Barbara de Samana, or sometimes Samana City, or even just Samana. It's also the name for the pretty bay, the peninsula and the province... so if you decide to go to Samana, you'll pretty much be there no...
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22 Rue Bab Agnaou, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
The number of places you can eat tagines at in Marrakech is countless. Some are ok, some are good and some are just outstanding. A local pointed us to Riad Omar just a few minutes walk from Place Jemaa El Fna. Fresh ingredients are used and you...
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560 Group One ,, Kok Chork Commune, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
We probably woke up later than we were supposed to. We caught a tuk tuk at the Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel (recommended, but not windowless room no. 1), drove into the park with our tickets purchased the day before, and briskly walked the long...
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San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR, Puerto Rico
This is my favorite hike by far. Cueva Ventana ("Window Cave") is a beautiful, scenic hole in the side of a mountain that opens up to a lush, green valley down below. You'll trample through mud, hunker down under low-hanging stalactites, dodge...
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Myawady Rd, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Over 1,000 years ago, a king built a walking bridge for his people. It helped them get to the markets faster than traveling on boats. The bridge remains today, just as it was all those years ago. Generations have crossed it to get to the markets....
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Piedras 234, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
The Ciudad Viejo neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay is a veritable ghost town on weekends--making a stroll through its streets an enchantment that recalls bits of Havana, Paris and New Orleans, and is so unknown by most travelers that it makes it...
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Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Hundreds of thousands of people cross San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge each day—by car, bike, or foot—but few continue the journey beyond the bridge’s end. Just three miles around the tip of the peninsula sits Sausalito, a coastal...
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Pupnat, Croatia
It's our second morning aboard the MSY Wind Surf, the largest of the expanding Windstar Cruise Line. Already the ship and her staff have endeared themselves to us in a way no other cruise ship has been able. The crew are not only friendly, but...
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Rue Saint-Georges 6, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
The contemporary art scene in every city is different. The cluster of galleries in each neighborhood reflects the mentality of its residences and the crowds it naturally attracts. The art scene in Bushwick, NY is noticeably different than the art...
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75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy
Walking through Matera, one feels as if they are a living part of history. It is impossible to feel 'outside the moment' in this city. The underground caves and ancient byzantine frescoes are complimented by traditional trattorias, cafes, and...
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Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia
Visiting the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort on assignment, I feel like the only single person from here to Guam. Every year, Bora is voted among the world’s top honeymoon destinations, and right away you realize everything is designed...
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Göreme, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
A hot-air balloon flies over sun drenched 'fairy-chimneys' in Cappadocia. The Cappadocian landscape is full of interesting rock-formations, which are best seen from over-head in a hot-air balloon.
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Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Riding along the pushkar dunes on a backpacking trip through India.
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Tumbalá, Chis., Mexico
Agua Azul means ‘blue water’ and that is no mistaken designation for the river that flows near Palenque, through Chiapas. The water has high minerals and in the municipality of Tumbala the travertine rocks form cascades that forms a true paradise...
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United States
Badwater Basin - lowest point in NA. low to high. nearing the end of the road trip. the stars, the heat, the exhaustion, the coyotes. alarmingly beautiful. desert, nothing, empty stillness.
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Vrachonisida Palaiokastro, Iraklidis, Greece
I actually don't know anything about this little island near Kefalos other than it's beautiful. There seems to be a beach, historic attractions and more to be explored, but even just stopping to photograph this mini entry in the Dodecanese island...
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Hassi Labaid, Merzouga 52450, Morocco
I rode my camel through the Sahara desert to a Berber camp. The ride was a total of 2 hours and we were lead to the tallest sand dune in the Moroccan Sahara. After we arrived I climbed to the top of an extremely tiring peak and watched the sunset....
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70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
Lured by the promise of an off-the-beaten-path UNESCO World Heritage site, I ventured to southern Italy to see the magical trulli houses in Alberobello. And I was enchanted. Back in the 1600s, these limestone houses were built without mortar so...
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Greyton, 7233, South Africa
If you want to get out of town for a few days, my favorite village (inland) is Greyton. Its just under 2 hours drive from Cape Town and for me encompasses everything the perfect village should have. Fresh air, nestled at the foothills of a...
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Paternoster, 7381, South Africa
Take the time while traveling to try something new or experience the joy of doing something that you love in a different setting with a different teacher. There are many lovely yoga studios in Cape Town and some like Yoga Life offer great deals to...
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70 Place Richelme, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
The daily, year-round marché at Place Richelme in Aix-en-Provence is tucked into the center of the Old Town and has been going on since the 14th century. It is just south of another large square at the Clock Tower (l'horloge) and City Hall (Hotel...
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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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76 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
On a street that looks a lot like one in the French Quarter of New Orleans sits one of the best markets on the planet. The Pan African Market is three stories of small shops filled with collectibles from all over Africa. My favorite section was on...
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Riomaggiore SP, Italy
Hiking the Cinque Terre is an extraordinary way to explore the Ligurian Coast. Five villages connected only by hiking trail and rail with breathtaking coastal views and colorfully quaint villages. The trails can be challenging at times and it is...
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84011 Amalfi SA, Italy
In its ten miles from Positano to Amalfi, the celebrated corniche road known as the Amalfi Coast Drive clings to rugged cliffsides, weaving torturously in and out and up and down gorges, through lemon groves and olives, past whitewashed villages...
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333 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272, Australia
It's not just the romantic and quaint timber cabins at The Polish Place that you'll fall in love with - the views from your back deck are to die for. The two-storey, self-contained cabins are designed for couples and this back deck comes with a...
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HI-440, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA
The island of Lana'i is one of the last places in Hawaii where you can still have a beach to yourself. In fact, on the northern and eastern coastlines, you have a better chance of finding deer tracks in the sand than a trace of human footprints....
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75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy
I am not sure if Matera was on travelers' lists in the past or if it became more of a destination after Mel Gibson' filmed "The Passion of the Christ" here in 2004. But it appears that the city is poised to become a sort of Disneyland for...
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Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The ancient history preserved in the architecture of Bagan provides a unique insight into some of the country's modern political struggles. Throughout Burmese history, religion and rulers have been inextricably linked. The temples of Bagan were...
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Guilin, Guangxi, China
i like travels everywhere in all over the world. I have just comeback after a long travel last for two weeks in Guilin, Guangxi, china. The travel is great. I discovered many interesting things in the place. Firstly, i really feel fantastic with...
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Radozhda, Macedonia (FYROM)
The rare coastal jewel of Macedonia - Radozhda is a place that leaves people breathless, returns the calmness and the ability to become one with the nature. Furthermore bringing smile on your face due to the hospitality offered by the local...
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Grey Lake, Torres de Paine, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
Huge chunks of blue floating ice...Striking views... just amazing... you can't miss it. We took a boat tour of the lake. Definitely worth it.
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Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia
We climbed more than seven hundred steps to get to this view from the top of the unique rock El Peñol, one-hour drive from Medellín, Colombia. From the top you are able to see the lake, the dam, and the beautiful picturesque town of Guarape. The...
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Esperanza, Vieques 00765, Puerto Rico
Esperanza is located on the southern side of Vieques island with a laid-back vibe reminiscent of Key West. This small town has an main street that runs parallel to the ocean called "El Malecón" that is dotted with friendly guest houses, funky bars...
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Indochina
Con Dao is one of my favorite archipelagos. The paradise islands are just a short hop from Ho Chi Minh City which once acted as a prison for political prisoners during the French occupation. Whereas once people were dying to escape, nowadays...
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R. Gomes Freire 19, 2450-199 Nazaré, Portugal
Nazare, a colorful fishing village, is about 1 hour north of Fatima in Portugal. It is famous for its fishing boats and traditional clothing of its men and women. The boats are gaily painted with upturned prows as they have been since the days of...
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Paradepl., 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
This square on the left bank of the Limmat serves as the very crux of the city, a must-visit for understanding the Zurich way of life in all its elegance and efficiency. It’s home to the headquarters of its largest banks (Credit Suisse takes up...
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Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spending family time on the beach is an important tradition in Rio. All along the sand, nets a few feet high are made for child-sized games of volleyball or futevôlei, volleyball played with the feet instead of the hands. The international...
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Ile de la Cité, 75004 Paris, France
Picnicking is taken so seriously in Paris that once a year locals throw a Dîner en Blanc, a formal picnic where guests wear white and bring out their best china to dine by the hundreds at landmarks like the Carousel du Louvre or Place de la...
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Greater London, UK
The Thames is bound to be an integral part of your vacation experience in London. So there isn't a better way to commemorate your visit to the city than by taking a dinner cruise along the Thames. It provides the perfect combination of great food,...
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Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Although more and more tourists are getting to discover the beauties of this picturesque country, it succeeded to avoid mass tourism so far. Croatia was a popular holiday spot for the tourists of the former East European socialist block's...
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Himarë, Albania
Albania is often described as unique and quirky and the country’s infamous bunkers have a lot to do with that. Former dictator Enver Hoxha had over 700,000 of them built to help protect the country from invading nations. Of course no one ever...
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Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251
If you're ever in Taipei and looking for something to do on the weekend, paying a visit to Danshui is a great option. The small city of Danshui lies to the north of Taipei. It was once the center of shipping and commerce in northern Taiwan, and it...
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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
By total chance I happened I stay at this hotel. It was a great find! As evidence, I was the only person who was staying there for the first time. All the other rooms were full of return visitors! This photo was taken approximately 20 steps from...
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Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Morocco is one of the most agriculturally-productive countries on the continent, and its markets groan with produce to celebrate the fact. Bab Doukala, off the Djemaa el Fna has the best produce in the medina, but everywhere you can find the...
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Sta. Rosa del Sur, Pasacao, Philippines
We left the main island of Sipalay, Negros Occidental in the Philippines around mid-morning. With no firm itinerary we just instructed the boat man to bring us to islands during the 3-hour period. He brought us to just one: a private island called...
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Jeewan Theeng Marg, Development Area, Upper Sichey, Sungava, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101, India
Nettle and fern is a good budget hotel with commendable food. The staff is mostly friendly and the rooms are neatly done up. Gangtok is lovely but shut really early, by 9.30 in the evening.
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Arizona, USA
If you know your flight path is going to go over the Grand Canyon, get a window seat. Even from thirty-some-thousand feet above, the chasms within chasms stretch on to the horizon...
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Lofoten, Norway
If you'd like to boast to your friends that you travelled above the Arctic Circle, might as well make it a worthwhile trip and go to the Lofoten. Its beauty is on par with the rest of Norway's fjords and landscapes. But in my opinion, the magic of...
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Seurasaari, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
A 20-minute or so bus ride from Helsinki center is the little island Seurasaari. Nice for a walk any time of year, and even the cafe and restaurant are open year round (but check for holiday openings). The island is accessed through a picturesque...
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161 Dolphin Trail Long Caye, Lighthouse Reef, Belize
Huracan Diving is the only dive operation at the famed Lighthouse atoll, between 2 and 5 minutes from the surrounding reef and just a 10 minute boat ride from the celebrated Blue Hole. Because Huracan is so close, you can choose dive sites and...
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,Croacia, D421 14, 52224, Trget, Croatia
Trget is a relatively remote town in Istria, on the south-eastern coastline. Driving there, it seemed like the road was about to end right at the sea, but we rounded a corner and arrived at a pleasantly casual tavern. Fresh anchovies, a seafood...
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The white salt desert of Kutchh is a beautiful and surreal place at all times. But in the soft lights of a full moon, it glistens and shines like a magical fairy land. As far as you can see, the white covers the horizon. Ethereal.
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225 Chemin Royal, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, QC G0A 3W0, Canada
Just a short drive from Quebec City, the Ile d'Orleans is a wonderful adventure in the countryside, dotted with farms, small villages, and a few hotels and B&Bs. We had never visited the island before, and discovered Dans les Bras de Morphée after...
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Rua do Choupelo, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
It seems appropriate when visiting wine country to stay in a hotel that celebrates wine. The Yeatman, in Porto, is set in Vila Nova de Gaia, the historical headquarters of the region's famous port wine houses. The hotel has 82 rooms and suites,...
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Morgans Pass, Jamaica
This 12-cottage luxury hotel, 3,100 feet up in the Blue Mountains, is Jamaica without the beaches. It is the Jamaica of misty mornings, cool, cuddle-worthy evenings, and a musical heritage recognized worldwide. First as a private estate belonging...
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Ürgüp/Göreme/Nevşehir, Turkey
On a visit to Cappadocia, it's a good idea to schedule some roaming around time. In all the canyons, there are adjoining valleys and everywhere little abandoned cave homes, old carved churches, gardens (still in use by the locals), grape vines,...
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Inverie, Mallaig PH41 4PL, UK
You’ll explore the Knoydart Peninsula’s mountain passes and Small Isles on this 42-mile, eight- day guided hike, which includes sampling some of Scotland’s finest cuisine at a boat-in lodge. From $1,796. This appeared in the March/April issue 2014...
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19018 Vernazza, SP, Italy
During college, I found a random photo online of an Italian village jutting into the sea; cue sunset backdrop. I posted the no-name land on Facebook with the caption, "Hello, place I will someday go." More than four years later, I stood, awed,...
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Tokara Wine Estate, off R310 Helshoogte Road, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Tokara, a winery with an enviable view, the restaurant led by Chef Richard Carstens has been named one of the best in the area. A a former elBulli disciple, Chef Carstens shares his culinary creativity in what will be one of the best meals of your...
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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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Get ready for your pulse to quicken as you look over the edge of this nearly 400 ft drop into the chasm that is the valley of Ronda! This majestic city is divided into the old and new town, and this bridge brings both world together. Stay at the...
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1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA
I love wine. But, I also love vineyards. I love the bright green leaves; the green, red and purple juicy grapes; but, mostly, I love the symmetry of the rows of grapevines. There is something orderly to it all. And throw in a brightly-colored red...
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100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, 00646, Puerto Rico
Due to Hurricane Maria, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and its restaurant Mi Casa by José Andrés are closed through October 2018. 

It may be only 22 miles west of San Juan, but Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton...
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44022 Comacchio FE, Italy
This eight-day cycling adventure will take you on backcountry roads through quaint, historic towns and spectacular countryside. Enjoy the freedom of being your own guide and setting your own pace. Start your journey in the magical floating city of...
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Enjoy this foray into the highlights of Turkey while recharging in the comfort of four- and five-star hotels. This 10-day adventure begins in Istanbul, arguably one of the most incredible cities in the world. Tour the Old City, including the Blue...
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5085 Pinhão, Portugal
As We Love Small Hotels suggested, I went for a walk. I didn’t have much time, so I took a taxi to Provesende, which is a village at around 600 meter altitude. The fog was very dense, so it wasn’t possible to appreciate Douro Valley from the...