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701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA
D.C. is perfect for wandering and getting lost in flowers, monuments, and sunshine. This monument is no different, in its majestic beauty. Simply look up to enjoy the intricate neoclassical architecture and beautiful coffered ceilings.
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93100 Caltanissetta, Province of Caltanissetta, Italy
by Fabrizia Lanza

At her cooking school in Regaleali, Fabrizia Lanza (right) learns from Sister Lidia how to make zuccata, a traditional candied squash dessert.

Name:Fabrizia Lanza
Age: 49
Hometown:Palermo, Italy
Occupaton:Formerly an art historian...

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
I often say I'll know I've made it in the world when I own a claw foot tub. For a few days in 2010, I settled for this white goddess overlooking the South African grasslands of Kruger National Park. After a full day of safari activities featuring...
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South Africa
On a game drive in Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Two adolescent male lions were 'treed' by a herd of approximately 250 buffalo. Buffalo don't kill lions (usually) but they do provoke and retaliate when they've been stalked by lions. This...
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In Wadi Rum, the largest wadi (valley) in Jordan, you'll see more variations of brown than you thought possible. One part Martian-like, and the other a gorgeous desert with a mantle of stars at night, Wadi Rum is a very special place. D.H....
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Pinney's Beach, Charlestown, St Kitts & Nevis
The island of Nevis off is St.Kitt's is a gem Caribbean island and the Four Seasons Resort is the place to stay. A sprawling 198 rooms, stretches lengthwise down the beach so whether your Suite is on the first or second floor of the weathered...
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Honolulu, HI, USA
There's a certain kind of peace that one feels when basking in the Waikiki sun. You go there, banana daiquiri on one hand, and a trusty old camera on the other. You capture the moment and say to yourself, "ahh...this is paradise."
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2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Paddleboarding is an easy water sport to learn in Hawaii. After you get on your board, all you have to do is sit and paddle around the bay. For the slightly more adventurous soul, you can stand and paddle parallel to the shoreline, maybe even ride...
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5 Geelbek St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Ever since I was a child, I had a paralyzing, but certainly not uncommon, fear of sharks. I believed sharks were everywhere: the public pool, the lake, even down the bathtub's drain. So you can imagine my husband's surprise when, in South Africa a...
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Check out the White Shark Diving Co. in Gansbaai, the Great White Shark capital of the world, for one of the most intense adventures you can have. They provide round trip transportation from Cape Town and any hotel or guesthouse along the way as...
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Jordan
I walked through the Street of Facades and saw remnants of tombs and homes stacked one on top of the other. The doorways were so dark I wondered if they were a black hole able to transport me to another place and time if I crossed the threshold. I...
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Jordan
A couple days after seeing the Pyramids we came to Petra and were completely blown away. The walk through the canyon only builds up the excitement and then the Treasury appears immediately in front of you. The Pyramids might have been one of the...
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Qesm Siwah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt
The day had been spent speeding (and tumbling in my case) down enormous sand dunes on questionable snowboards, a pastime that filled one's head with sand and spirit with unending exhilaration. We had swum in hot springs and very cold springs,...
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California, USA
Late afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park.
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While traveling in Bali, I had the opportunity to go surfing at Uluwatu. It is an amazing spot, but there is no beach. To reach the break, you have to hike down a steep flight of steps behind a cliff, then paddle out through a sea cave full of...
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San Felipe, Panama City, Panama
Meandering along the streets of Casco Viejo is a walk down a physical timeline; with old Spanish ruins next to forgotten French architecture neighboring restored boutique hotels, this historical neighborhood manifests Panama City's colorful past....
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Beijing, China

Hiking the Great Wall was an amazing experience. What made it even better was going to Simatai, which isn't as heavily visited as Badaling and other parts of the Wall. It's harder to get to and takes more effort to reach, but it's worth it. The...

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Playa Diamante, 33000, Dominican Republic
At Diamond Beach in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, you can walk out into the water nearly 200 feet before it even gets above your knees. A natural hot spring runs beneath the cove and warms the sand under your feet. This is a great beach for kids as...
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1 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
South Beach: An iconic, one-of-a-kind destination. Situated in the former DiLido Hotel, a hotspot in the famed Art Deco District, the beachfront Ritz-Carlton South Beach has been restored to its 1950s style and décor. The lobby,...
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109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France
Mama certainly knows best. Though this boite is located outside of Paris's centre in the 20th, it's one of those places that have made the area a destination. I kind of love that it's outside of the city centre because it's an excuse to explore an...
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Vicolo Cellini, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
At this speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar near Chiesa Nuova, hipster bartenders pour and shake American classics like Manhattans, Sazeracs and Old-Fashioneds in a smoky lounge. To gain admittance, make a booking and come armed with the secret...
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Crocus Hill 2640, Anguilla
Many Caribbean islands (Anguilla included) are made primarily of limestone. Over many thousands of years, caves often form in this type of rock speckling the islands with tons of little caves to explore. On Anguilla there are plenty to explore,...
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2233 S Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33316
Located on Staniel Cay, Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a great starting point for exploring the lesser-known cays. You can fly on a small Cessna Grand Caravan from Fort Lauderdale to the yacht clubs air strip. Once at the yacht club, you'll get to...
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Grenada
At almost three feet high, over six feet long, and weighing in the region of 2,000 pounds, full-sized female leatherback turtles are a sight to behold any time of day, but more so in the middle of the night... Lumbering across the beach! Here at...
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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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Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Carlisle Bay Beach is a beautiful crescent of sand just south of the urban center of Bridgetown. Hotels like the huge Barbados Hilton and the all-inclusive Almond Beach Club & Spa empty their vacationers onto her sand, cruise ship buses add to the...
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Bay Street, Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
This is simply the best bar in Barbados ! We had a wonderful time, quite relaxing, with an amazing bar. For a cheap price ( I think it was like 12$), you get shuttle service, a free welcome drink, and a chair with an umbrella. The beach is...
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Enterprise Coast Road, Oistins, Barbados, Barbados
One of the best spots in the Caribbean for surfing is Barbados. And if you're not one of the best surfers in the world (like me), one of the best breaks on the island to catch some waves has got to be Freights Bay. The added bonus is that most...
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Paynes Bay, St James, BB24023, Barbados
From the moment I strolled onto the property, I had the pleasure of enjoying the height of hospitality with a distinctly Bajan, laid-back elegance. The property is a beauty of contrasts with white washed walls, crisp white uniforms and...
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Sargeant Street, Barbados
The oldest school of theology in the Western Hemisphere, the grounds of Codrington College is really what enticed me to visit. I'd been before and thought I should take some better pictures. The school isn't huge or anything, but its history is...
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Northpoint, Conneltown BB27003, Barbados
Like most place in Barbados, the Animal Flower Cave is nearly impossible to find. There are no street signs anywhere on the island (seriously) and directions are usually given with instruction like "turn left at the second red rum shack." Most...
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Shell Beach, St Barthélemy
For an amazing sunset you can take a little hike from the port of Gustavia, following the signs for Plage, and turn up the street behind Bagatelle. From there you have two choices but I recommend both. 1. Take the first right-hand turn and walk up...
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Plage De St. Jean BP1058, St. Barthelemy 97133, St Barthélemy
Above the volcanic island of shallow reefs known as Saint Barthélemy, we rented a villa named Les Amis du Vent where we could watch the sunrise above the northeastern Caribbean. This little slice of paradise in the French West Indies offers an...
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St Barthélemy
In swank St. Barth's, it's hard to imagine that it's only the Gucci-clad glitterati that live here. In an effort to see for myself, I rented a jeep and on a quiet Sunday morning drove around the island. I stopped at L'Orient Beach where my...
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Melanesia
nothing finer than dropping out of the sky, headed for a small air strip on Fiji. the tropical air smells amazing! I stayed at Cousteau's hotel where diving is a daily activity. Bures are the name for bungalows, and there are many styles in jingle...
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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Yasawa Island, Fiji
Getting to Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is most of the fun. I learned the runway sloped down, but was not aware it was made of grass! After a bumpy van ride you are delivered to an oasis in the middle of nowhere. This is the view of the beach near...
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Korotogo, Fiji
Kids will love feeding the turtles or having photo ops with parrots, boas, and iguanas at this forest haven for Fijian wildlife. Goldon Doves, Red Musk Parrots, Crested Iguanas and fruit bats are some of the exotic species you might spot. You'll...
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Yadua Island, Fiji
If you're in the mood for an over-the-top romantic experience, take a helicopter to private Yadua Island. Island Hoppers drops you off on a white-sand beach, with champagne and a three-course picnic lunch. You can snorkel, sunbathe, explore 27...
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Down and dirty fun can be found at this series of mud pools and hot springs. Don't expect fancy, though, because this is a basic experience with a simple toilet and changing room. But it's definitely memorable. Kids (young and old) will no doubt...
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Qalito Island, Fiji
Also known as Qalito Island, this was where much of the Tom Hanks movie, "Castaway," was filmed.
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Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
It's great to walk around the spice market, where a dizzying cocktail of sweet, spicy, and earthy aromas fills your nostrils. But don't forget to walk into the significantly less pleasant-smelling chicken market, where people barter and purchase...
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Unnamed Rd Tanzania -5.735170, 39.291704, Nungwi, Zanzibar Island 25522, Tanzania
I just returned from several days relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar after a safari. What a completely unique island! You feel like you are in the Middle East, however you really are still in Africa! The colors of the water were amazing and I have...
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Tanzania
The government gave Nomad Tanzania first dibs on location when it opened up the Lamai area for permanent tourist accommodations, and boy did both parties pick right. Built into the rocks, this 12-suite property has commanding views of the...
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Driving through the Tanzanian Serengeti is an adventure full of adrenaline, but flying over it takes the adventure to a whole new level. It offers you a more intimate experience that is not limited to the roads in the park, and where you are able...
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Tanzania
I just returned from a safari in Tanzania. What an amazing trip. We saw so many animals and were lucky enough to see the Big 5. Lions, Leopards and Hippos are exciting, however I really just loved watching the zebras. They were pretty common and...
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Unit S005, 17 Melrose Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
If you're looking to do some whale watching from the comfort of your couch, Whale Watcher's self-catering apartments is where you'll want to book a stay. Southern Right Whales visit False Bay every spring. With a balcony facing the beach, you'll...
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Surfers Corner, Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa
When I first met him he wouldn't let me take his photo. We are good buddies now!
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22 Avenue Gravier, 06100 Nice, France
If you're used to non-luxurious hostels, Villa Saint Exupery's rooms at the Garden Hostel (there's also a Beach) don't need to be described. Both their dorms and their private rooms are like a standard setup from uni or college (depending on your...
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Mikonos 846 00, Greece
From the outside, San Giorgio looks like one of Greece’s ubiquitous whitewashed homes. Inside, traditional Greek textiles and locally made furniture adorn the 33 unfussy rooms. Most feature rough-hewn wooden dressers, large circular jute...
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Familia Santua Kalea, 1, 20010 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
The Astoria7 hotel is one of the few spots in town with character. With Hollywood stars as its leitmotif (in homage to the San Sebastián Film Festival), each room is dedicated to a different actor. Comfortable, modern and clean, and with a lovely...
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R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira 100, 2750 Cascais, Portugal
Another great hotel in Cascais, is the Villa Italia, just outside of the town, and right along the rock coast. Within walking distance, it is a perfect location to serve as your base of operations for exploration all along the Lisbon coast. The...
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07021 Porto Cervo, Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
This island lies in the Strait of Bonifacio, between Corsica and the top end of Sardinia. The Strait of Bonifacio is famous among sailors for its notorious weather and fantastic wind. It’s quite an art to navigate around the rocks along the coast....
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Benedettu, 20137 Lecci, France
A private beach edged with pine trees and dotted with woven grass parasols lures guests to La Plage Casadelmar. Opened in 2012, the 15-room hotel offers a quiet respite from buzzy Porto-Vecchio. The hotel’s outdoor terrace bar is the gathering...
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Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
In the Louvre my wife was standing near this antique work of art and I suggested she pose near it, a top moment of our trip.
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Zapecherna St, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
It is so frustrating what is happening in Ukraine right now. I hope the country would be as strong as the Motherland Monument, standing tall, strong and resilient to what would become in the coming days, weeks or even months ahead.
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180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA
The beauty and hushed quiet, with the exception of the two continuous inverted waterfalls, can for a moment, erase the memories of the devastation that day.
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88 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013, USA
Part Roman bath, part Turkish hammam, part massage parlor—it all adds up to a restorative haven in the concrete jungle that is Manhattan. Aire is part of a chain that started in Seville, Spain, and every location is specially chosen to...
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52 White St, New York, NY 10013, USA
One of our all-time favorite designers is Ted Muehling. He makes wonderful jewelry and sculptures and then curates pieces from other ceramic artists and jewelers in his shop. He has a very loyal clientele. He posts pictures online and will make...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
I love gazing at the star studded ceiling here. And if you haven't already, check out the whispering walls on the way down to the lower concourse.
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Think you are overwhelmed by the beautiful churches in Europe? Check out the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. In fact, by area this is the 4th largest church in the world! Not only the building itself is stunning, make...
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Al Sufouh Rd - دبي - United Arab Emirates
If after all this shopping, eating, and sight seeing, you think you deserve some pampering—we agree! At the One&Only Royal Mirage all you have to do is sit back (or lie down), relax, and let the therapists take charge. There are twelve treatment...
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122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The term 'High Tea' takes on a whole new meaning at At.mosphere, a restaurant & lounge on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa (currently the tallest building in the world). The views are incredible, as you might imagine. Sip slowly and take it all...
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1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There's a lot to see in Dubai, a lot of shopping malls and shisha cafes. However, the Burj Khalifa is an amazing architectural creation that offers 360-degree views of this surreal civilization in the desert. Located on the 124th level of what is...
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Financial Center Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Standing in the world's largest mall in Dubai
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Everything is bigger in Dubai, and this aquarium is no exception to that rule. With offerings like glass bottom boat tours, cage snorkeling, and shark diving, it's perhaps among the most interactive aquarium's out there as well! Still, if you'd...
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Level 3, Armani Hotel Dubai - Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai - دبي - United Arab Emirates
In a prime spot in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, the Armani Hotel has no shortage of fine-dining options. Armani | Amal is arguably Dubai's top Indian restaurant, and the dizzying, evocative entrance immediately sets the mood.
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Al Murooj Complex, Opp. Dubai Mall - DIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Growing in popularity, MORE Cafe has opened several locations in Dubai but while they've expanded, they've managed to keep a sense of community. In addition to their carefully crafted coffee they offer cooking classes and display the work of local...
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Dubai Mall Doha St Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When my visitors to Dubai turned out not to be the shopping types but felt they had to take something home for family and friends, I would send them to one of the branches of Al Jaber Gallery. Predictably, they'd return to my apartment laden with...
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On my layover in Dubai, I walked out of the airport and to the first taxi driver that approached me, I said, "I want to see the tallest building in the world. And go shopping." He said, "Don't worry. I'll take you to both." Best layover ever.
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The Dubai Mall, 2nd Floor, Next to The Water Fall & The Dubai Fountain - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Save yourself from mall ennui at Dubai Mall, skip the food courts and enjoy the incredibly well-made Lebanese fare at Al Hallab. My top picks: hummus, baba ghanouj, makanek (baby sausages drizzled with pomegranate sauce), hindbeh (chicory greens),...
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47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
Described by devotees as the most luxurious, one-of-a-kind lodging experience in all of California, the Post Ranch Inn was purpose-built to blend in with the Santa Lucia Mountains. Opened in 1992, and designed by famed Big Sur architect Mickey...