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Huanchaco, Peru

A workshop dedicated to reclaiming and preserving ancient local craft techniques—and using them to create gorgeous modern pieces—Huanchaco’s Artesanía del Norte is a great place to pick up ceramics and textiles: some...

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Jirón Ayacucho, Trujillo 13001, Peru

Head to the Central Market in Trujillo not so much for the stuff as for the scene: an authentic, non-touristy sprawl of local vendors in the historic center of town. On the other hand, among the meats, fruits, veggies, clothes and sundries, you...

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Jirón Bolivar 522, Trujillo 13007, Peru

The turkey sandwiches at Juguería San Agustín—a little shop not far from the Plaza de Armas—are legendary. As is the house ají (a spicy condiment). But rivaling the sandwiches are the juices, particularly the...

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Centro Cívico, Jirón Independencia 701, Trujillo 13001, Peru

At the warm, wood-paneled Museo Café Bar—owned by the beloved toy museum (Museo del Jugete) around the corner—you’ll find a great cocktail menu to accompany the international snacks on offer. And if you can't decide among...

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Av. Larco 954, Victor Larco Herrera 13009, Peru

The widely varied menu at Fiesta Trujillo Gourmet includes everything from garlicky duck tortillas (Peruvian omelets) to a trio of ceviches: classic, warm and spicy. There’s also a great local liquor list if you’re so inclined.

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Jirón Gamarra, Trujillo 13001, Peru

Casa de la Emancipación, the scene of Peru’s first declaration of independence from Spain in 1820 (one of a series of events that ultimately led to independence a few years later), is more than a pretty facade. Though the...

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Valle de Moche, Moche, Peru

Visit the ruins of Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna, 15 minutes from Trujillo. Predating the Inca, the Mochica began to flourish in this area around 100 C.E., and these sister sites, both built around 450 C.E., are considered two of the...

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Trujillo 13001, Peru

In every sense, you can’t miss the Trujillo Cathedral: This massive, canary-yellow building accented in the architectural equivalent of white cake piping dominates one corner of the Plaza de Armas—and begs to be explored. (The current...

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Huanchaco, Peru

Street jewelry is the perfect impulse buy: so cheap that—frankly—why not; and often so cute, you’ll wind up wearing your travel memories around long after you’re home. And the Mercado de Artesanía in Huanchaco is...

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Grenada

Grenada’s verdant interior features lush, jungle-dense mountains laced with crystal-clear rivers. Explore this wondrous terrain with a visit to the Grand Etang National Park, 580 meters (1,900 feet) above sea level. While...

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Children holding hands in a circle and a newspaperman seated at a desk are among the 65 cement pieces situated on the bottom of Molinere Bay on Grenada’s west coast. The brainchild of British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor,...

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Westerhall, Grenada

Sugarcane and its sweet distillate—rum—are as synonymous with the Caribbean as its beaches. One of the oldest manufacturers of the spirit on Grenada, Westerhall Estate offers tours past stone ruins of the original...

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St Patrick's, Grenada
"This historic plantation, restaurant, and working farm teaches visitors the island’s spicy history. Cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, turmeric, and mace are all grown on-site, and the air smells of heavenly cocoa. A filling lunch of traditional...
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Your jaw might literally drop when you view the awe-inspiring natural scenery that surrounds this 240-kilometer (149-mile) waterway, a border between Argentina and Chile. After leaving port, excursions sail past a collection of rocky islands whose...

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Av. San Martín 936, V9410BFW Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Located in the center of town, this Catholic church was built in 1898 by the area's convict labor force. The structure is striking in its simplicity. A bell tower, which was added after a renovation in the 1940s, serves as a point of...

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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

Housed in the city's infamous former prison, this maritime museum complex details the region’s history from its most influential aspect—the sea. There are ship models and accounts of explorers who traveled to Antarctica, plus...

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Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

This family-run eatery overlooking the city and Beagle Channel is considered one of the best restaurants in all of Argentina. The chef-owner excels in sophisticated presentations of local seafood. Standouts include the hake, sea bass and king...

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Chatham St, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka

Most visitors make a beeline for Fort, the original site of the 16th-century fortifications built by the Portuguese in Colombo. The district is also the city’s financial center and is home to the President’s House, the head of...

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63, Pedlar Street, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

A two-hour drive south of Colombo is the unmissable seaside town of Galle; its Fort area is a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 16th century. Lining its enchanting grid of time-warped, cobblestoned streets are Dutch...

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Negombo - Giriulla Rd, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Negombo, one of the closest beachside getaways from Colombo, was also one of the first places in Sri Lanka occupied by the Portuguese. Dutch settlers later improved its waterways to transport inland-grown spices like cinnamon to the...

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33rd Ln, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The late Geoffrey Bawa was Sri Lanka’s preeminent 20th-century architect; he pioneered a tropical Modernist style and was a huge influence on contemporary Asian architecture. Bawa bought the first of a row of four houses set in a...

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Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

Established in 1877 by the British governor of Ceylon, Sir William Henry Gregory, this two-story Italian-inspired building showcases artifacts—pottery, swords, jewelry and more—from many periods of Sri Lanka’s history. Some...

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Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

This tranquil expanse of water in the heart of the city is a place for quiet contemplation. On one side of the lake is the Seema Malaka Temple, connected to the shore by a series of walkways and designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, who reputedly...

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61 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka

Though it's in the heart of the city, one of Colombo’s most important places of worship for Buddhists will envelop you in a serene calm as soon as you cross its threshold. A series of tranquil shrines and rooms cluster in a slightly...

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Station Passage, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Just east of Galle Face Green is yet another vestige of Colombo’s colonial past. Slave Island is surrounded by Beira Lake on all sides but one and is where Portuguese and Dutch colonialists held African slaves brought to the...

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If you were to do only one thing in Colombo, a stroll down Galle Face Green would be a good contender. Facing the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, this car-free thoroughfare was laid out in 1859 by the governor of British Ceylon, Henry Ward....

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2 Galle Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

For a nostalgic slice of colonial-era Colombo, there are few better places than the Galle Face Hotel, which has been at the center of the city’s social whirl for more than 150 years. Sit under the shady loggia of the Verandah Bar,...

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2 Alfred House Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

Housed in the former offices of renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and with an adjoining art gallery, this hotspot is a must-visit for both foodies and design buffs alike. At night flickering candles add a particularly...

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Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

The Martial Glacier—with its towering white peaks—is the region’s calling card. Hiking trails crisscross the site, which also boasts ski slopes and canopy adventures as well as sweeping vistas of Beagle Channel....

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Av. Maipú 749, V9410BJS Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

The former general store has been a gathering place for residents and visitors since its inception in 1913. Today, the port-facing bakery/bar/bistro/coffee shop is lined with memorabilia and serves as the city’s de facto living...

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81/2 sella rd, Kataragama 91400, Sri Lanka

An hour's drive north of Hambantota is Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's second-largest nature reserve, where visitors flock to catch a glimpse of one of the elusive leopards that prowl among its jungles, bush and rocky outcrops....

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Mulgirigala, Sri Lanka

This collection of seven cave temples set on a mountain amid a tangle of jungle and coconut palms has been a place of pilgrimage since the 3rd century B.C.E. Reached by a series of paths that access five different terraces, the...

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Ulgala Number Two, Sri Lanka

Uda Walawe's star attraction is its large herds of elephants that roam among its grasslands, forests and marshes. Don't miss the chance to see the Elephant Transit Home, supported by the Born Free Foundation, where orphaned elephants are...

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Tissamaharama Rd, Weligatta 82004, Sri Lanka

Just east of Hambantota, Bundala National Park is a far smaller, far closer alternative to the sprawling Yala and Uda Walawe parks. Within the 20-kilometer (12-mile) swath of coastline, scrubby jungle, salt flats and...

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Tangalle Beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Tangalle Beach (also called Tangalla) encapsulates all that is alluring about this part of Sri Lanka: An unspoiled stretch of sand and a constant crash of waves make the area popular with both sunseekers and surfers....

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Hambantota, Sri Lanka

The fields surrounding Hambantota are lush and fertile, producing all manner of exotic fruits and vegetables. Pull up at one of the many roadside farm stands in and around the city and, depending on the season, pick up local produce like...

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A2, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

An hour south of Hambantota, bustling Tangalle is the center of commerce in this part of the island. Every Wednesday and Saturday, vendors flock to its covered market to sell their wares—everything from pots of buffalo curd to fruits...

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Sittrakala Watta, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka

Set on a former coconut plantation, the newly arrived Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the first of a number of luxurious resorts opening in this part of Sri Lanka. At its upscale Bojunhala restaurant, sample local dishes like...

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A2, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka

The lunchtime buffet of Sri Lankan staples like red or samba rice accompanied by a choice of fish, chicken and vegetable curries is a big draw at this cheerful eatery in the center of blink-and-you-miss-it Ambalantota. There’s also a bakery...

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Keyzer St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Shoppers with stamina can wander the hectic streets of this commercial quarter and visit the various markets. Each street loosely specializes in selling different items—you can buy anything from a giant cooking pot to a computer to fresh...

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Trujillo, Honduras

Check out the Mahoguay River Valley via zip line, and you’ll have views of not only the river itself, but also Mount Calentura, a cloud-forest canopy, a series of dramatic rock formations and some of the only visible bits of the 500-year-old...

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Explore the wetlands and mangrove-flanked canals of the Guaimoreto Lagoon, home to innumerable creatures, including seabirds, crocodiles, caimans, iguanas, monkeys, turtles, manatees and sloths. Kayaking is likelier to get you up close and...

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Trujillo, Honduras

Though starfish are, well, the stars of a Starfish Bay excursion, the ride out is a treat unto itself, with wide-open views of the lush Honduran coast. On arrival at the floating platform that will serve as your base for the next hour,...

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8 kilometros de Trujillo hacia Santa Fe, Honduras

As befits a trip to a nature park, you can skip a motorized transfer in favor of a trusty steed (or mare). After you’re paired with one at the Campamento stables, you and your fellow riders will follow a guide along the stretch of shoreline...

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Trujillo, Honduras

The area in and around Trujillo’s Parque Central offers a lovely, leafy stroll through the colonial portion of town. You’ll find the 19th-century Catedral de San Juan Bautista, a few other Spanish (and French) colonial-era buildings...

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Trujillo, Honduras

Café Vino Tinto is a just-right blend of international beach fare (read: burgers, quesadillas, nachos), fresh local seafood and—as the name would suggest—red wines by the glass. Situated on the Mirador (or overlook), the...

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Trujillo, Honduras

Though El Delfin is basically a stadium-seating paean to beach views, the best seats in the restaurant are arguably the ground-floor, feet-in-the-sand variety. Beyond the beautiful bayside position, there’s the fresh seafood and a...

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Trujillo, Honduras

Made in Honduras is artisan-owned and artisan-operated, and sells local sea-glass jewelry, calabash thumb drums, crocheted wire jewelry, coconut-shell crafts and tree-bark paintings.

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Barrio Cristales, Trujillo, Honduras

In the village of Cristales, you’ll see a bit of local Garifuna life—and find a shop called Gariarte, home to crafts such as cloth dolls, coconut-leaf baskets and calabash maracas.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Afrocentric faith called Rastafari, which was founded on Jamaica in the 1930s, goes beyond just dreadlocks and cannabis. The religious and social movement is about a lifestyle that includes a strict vegetarian diet, the eschewing of...

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Mystic Mountain is one of the most fun and relatively new attractions in Jamaica for both adults and adventurous kids. It’s hard to say what’s more exhilarating: the gorgeous rain-forest backdrop and mountain views, or the roller...
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Nine Mile, Jamaica

In the misted mountains of the parish of St. Anne sits a small Jamaican village that’s big with visitors. The birthplace—and final resting place—of the country’s most famous native son, Bob Marley, Nine Mile houses the...

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Rose Hall, Jamaica

Tee off at this gorgeous course positioned between the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Nestled in the heart of the tony Rose Hall waterfront community, the 18-hole, 72-par course winds past some of Jamaica’s...

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

Give back with an excursion to a village school. Hosted by the family-run Island Routes, these reading road trips are exactly that—opportunities to meet and read with young schoolchildren. Visitors are encouraged to bring books to donate as...

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Coral Gardens Ave, Jamaica

Cooked in an open pit over pimento wood, the jerk preparations here are all authentic and—according to most locals—the best on the island. Traditionally spiced chicken and pork, as well as the less fiery fish, along with rice and peas...

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St James St, Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Jamaican version of an empanada, the patty is made up of flaky dough wrapped around minced meat and onions. This homegrown chainlet offers that and some modern variations—veggie and soy, lobster, cheesy beef and more—in a...

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

A series of stalls positioned under a tin roof houses local craftspeople hawking wares. Sellers, who are licensed by the Jamaican Tourism Board, can be aggressive and bargaining is expected, but the rewards are hand-fashioned items made of straw,...

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Fairfield Rd, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Considered by many to be the best gallery on the island, this comprehensive shop sells works by artists from across the Caribbean region. There are oil canvases by Haitian and Cuban painters, prints by local creative Amy Laskin and an extensive...

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Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Perched high above the sea on the east coast of St. Kitts is Brimstone Hill, a massive stone fortress built by African slaves for the British during the 17th and 18th centuries. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the military stronghold, which took...

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House in a restored colonial building, Spencer Cameron Gallery, which is helmed by expat painter Rosey Cameron Smith, sells a mix of art work (sculpture, paintings, blown glass), plus reproductions of island charts and maps. For a...

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Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Local is the ethos at The Craft House. Commissioned by the government in 1982, the store offers a dizzying array of hand-crafted products, though the dolls, straw work, pottery, and leather goods are the best bets. No matter what you choose, you...

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The ancient art of wax-resist dyeing reaches a whole new level at Caribelle Batik, located on Romney Manor. At the factory, you can watch artists as they boil hues, apply wax, and dye fabrics, creating the brightly colored, intricately patterned...

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St Kitts & Nevis

When it comes to beach bars, it doesn’t get much better than this open-air spot on picturesque Cockleshell Bay. During the day, guests can take advantage of lounge chairs, beach volleyball nets, and snorkeling gear rentals. Friday nights...

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St Kitts & Nevis
Dining in a beach chair—or at least a chair by the beach—is an essential part of the experience at Spice Mill Restaurant, which looks directly across the water to St. Kitts’ sister island of Nevis. The menu here journeys across...
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St Kitts & Nevis

Shipwreck is a classic Caribbean beach bar with umbrellas (in both the sand and the drinks), snorkeling off the shore, and live music on Sundays from “4ish to 6ish.” Don’t miss the fish tacos, claimed to be the best you’ll...

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Bay Rd, St Kitts & Nevis

The ambiance isn't what draws crowds of locals to El Fredo’s—there’s no view and the décor can best be described as basic—it’s the freshly prepared Caribbean favorites. Everything from curry goat and stewed...

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Brumaire, St Kitts & Nevis

Set on the water just outside the center of Basseterre, this breezy eatery is a favorite dinner spot for locals and tourists alike. The open kitchen grills freshly caught fish, spiny lobster, and steaks to order, and hosts a popular Friday night...

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Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

A combination of train and bus, this three-hour tour weaves a fascinating route past some of the island’s most historic sights. Constructed from 1912 to 1926, the rail system originally carried sugar from St. Kitts’ estates to the...

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Bay Rd, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

This comprehensive museum, which was dedicated in 2002, is housed in St. Kitts’ historic treasury building. Constructed from hand-cut limestone in 1894, the building is still known as the gateway to Basseterre, thanks to its imposing size....

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Adjacent to Romney Manor and the Caribelle Batik factory, Wingfield Estate is a former sugar plantation dating back to the mid-1600s. Here, you’ll find ruins of the rare St. Kitts sugar mills, which were powered by water instead of wind....
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Wander through the six acres of gardens surrounding this historic manor house, which is now home to Caribelle Batik, a shop selling handmade batik products. And don’t miss the massive saman tree on the grounds—it’s believed to...

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Mount Liamuiga, St Kitts & Nevis

Standing at 3,793 feet, this towering, verdant peak is the island’s highest point. The dormant volcano is covered mostly in rain forest and capped with a cloud forest, making it ideal for a beautiful hike. The climb is an arduous one,...

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E Independence St, Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Dedicated in 1928 after an earlier church was razed and rebuilt, the Immaculate Conception Co-Cathedral is typical of Catholic architecture, with two cross-topped towers, a central rosette window, and a cruciform layout. The church is open for...

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Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
To say St. George’s has a rough past is an understatement. It was christened as Notre Dame Catholic Church in 1670 by French Jesuits, then burned down by the English, who rebuilt it as St. George’s Anglican Church in the early 18th...
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Cockleshell Bay, St Kitts & Nevis

Stretching along the Narrows—the channel between St. Kitts and its sister island, Nevis—Cockleshell Bay’s powdered sands and crystalline waters are among the island’s prettiest. The beach is a popular place to swim,...

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Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

This being a former English colony, St. Kitts is centered around the Circus, a small roundabout modeled after London’s famed Piccadilly and set in the middle of buzzy Basseterre. Preserved Georgian-style buildings line its edges, while...

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Bay Rd, St Kitts & Nevis

Join the locals under the tin roof at Public Market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to browse island-fresh produce and just-caught fish. While this isn’t a straw market (which is more likely to have handicrafts and souvenirs), you may...

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Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

A vibrant seaside town built around the waters of East Falkland's Stanley Harbour, Stanley is a distinctly British capital. Early settlers found that the local stone was difficult to work with, so they imported from England lightweight,...

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Yorke Bay, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

If you want to get a sense of the Falklands' natural environment, make a visit to Gypsy Cove. Whether you’re a photographer, nature enthusiast, amateur biologist, bird-watcher or simply someone who enjoys wildlife, you’ll find no...

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Ross Rd, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

An obligatory photo op for anyone visiting Stanley is the Whalebone Arch, situated in front of Christ Church Cathedral. Constructed in 1933 from the jawbones of two blue whales, it commemorates a century of continuous British administration...

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History buffs who want to learn about local traditions should visit the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust. It's actually made up of several buildings, including the Historic Dockyard Museum and Cartmell Cottage, one of the original...

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Head chef Matt Clarke has created a rare gem in this southerly city. With a recently refurbished contemporary dining room and bar overlooking Stanley Harbour, the Restaurant at the Malvina House Hotel champions high-quality local ingredients....

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Ross Rd, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Also known as the Vic, this local favorite has the look and feel of a typical English pub, complete with wooden beams, eclectic décor, a pool table and a dartboard. Try their Falkland Beerworks ale, which pairs perfectly with one of...

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Public Jetty, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

If you’re looking for a genuine souvenir from the Falklands, check out the Falkland Wool Centre. Located up the hill from the Public Jetty, this is the place to find authentic, made-on-the-premises Falkland-wool sweaters, hats and scarves....

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Fitzroy Rd, Stanley FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Pink Shop offers a wide variety of gifts, clothing and books, as well as prints by the artist-owner and work by other local creative types. You can find jewelry made using regional semiprecious stones, wooden souvenirs...

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6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Part of the Marina Bay Sands complex, the lotus flower–shaped ArtScience Museum appears to float over the water. The Moshe Safdie–designed building is a work of art in itself, with 10 "fingers" that allow natural light to...

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Henderson Rd, Singapore 159557

Hovering 36 meters (118 feet) above the ground, the Henderson Waves Bridge is a sleek, undulating wooden pedestrian bridge that connects two lush parks. Its 274-meter (899-foot) length has little niches that provide resting spaces...

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Hindhede Dr, Singapore 589318

Named for Singapore's highest point, the 163-meter-high (534-foot-high) Bukit Timah, the nature reserve of the same name encompasses 1.64 square kilometers (405 acres) of green in the middle of the city-state. Some 40 percent of the nation's...

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2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925

The Jurong Bird Park may be small at just 0.2 square kilometers (49 acres), but it has 5,000 individuals from 400 species living inside. A nine-story-high aviary with a waterfall is home to 15 kinds of lories, which are a type...

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18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-09, Singapore 018953

Located in a stand of olive trees inside the Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, the aptly named Pollen serves Mediterranean cuisine using its own homegrown herbs. The bright and airy venue with wood-slat floors is almost like...

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#02, 45 Ann Siang Rd, 02, Singapore 069719

Ann Siang Hill is one of Singapore's many newly hip areas. It's where, overlooking a hilly park, you'll find an outpost of the popular PS.Cafe. The brunch crowd digs the mirrored, tile-floored and flower-filled space,...

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35 Scotts Road, Singapore 228227

Set in a pair of colonial bungalows, Indocafe – The White House is one of the city's top Peranakan restaurants, whose cuisine is a blend of Malay and Chinese influences. Look for sea bass with coconut milk and chicken...

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10A Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228119

Set inside a small hotel in the quiet Mount Emily Park area, Wild Rocket offers upscale modern Singapore cuisine. Chef Willin Low often serves Japanese-style omakase at the counter. The laksa pesto risotto with sea urchin is one of his...

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18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

Located in the financial district, Singapore’s premier hawker food market occupies a stunning hall that recalls the great markets in Europe. In fact, the iron frames of this Victorian building which is now a national monument were cast in...

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39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541

It's not often that you dine in a restored chapel. The White Rabbit, located in the old British Dempsey Hill barracks area, has a French-influenced menu, with Wagyu beef carpaccio and 26-hour short ribs. The Rabbit Hole is their...

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Orchard Rd, Singapore

In the 1800s, there really were orchards on Orchard Road. Today it's more like the shady Fifth Avenue of Singapore, with posh boutiques and upscale malls sharing space with art galleries and restaurants. The street's winter-in-the-tropics...

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10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Opened in 2010, the soaring Marina Bay Sands entertainment and hotel complex is home to the Shoppes, whose 170-odd international stores include a Louis Vuitton boutique on its own marina island. Shoppers are wowed by the...

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8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

When not being wowed by one of the world's most spectacular aquariums, visitors can spend their dollars at Bvlgari, Swarovski and Coach, among other luxury stores, at this $5 billion theme park/casino/shopping complex. 

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Haji Ln, Singapore
Kampong Glam is a culturally rich district, bordered by Little India and Bugis, that’s one of Singapore’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods. But today Kampong Glam is becoming the hub for artisan foods and crafts, most of them sold...
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Dempsey Rd, Singapore

The Dempsey Hill area was once home to a British military base. Best known today as a restaurant haven, it's also where savvy expats hunt for homewares, antiques and reproductions displayed in the spacious former barracks. Popular finds...

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Ann Siang Hill, Singapore

Ann Siang Hill is a walkable neighborhood with streets chockablock with cafés, pubs and chic boutiques inside restored colonial-era buildings. On weekend nights, Club Street and adjoining Ann Siang Road are pedestrianized for...

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30 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168898

A favorite area of expats living in Singapore—booming with trendy coffee shops, posh boutiques, and art galleries—the Tiong Bahru district is rich in well-preserved 1930s art deco architecture. The Tiong Bahru Market houses one of the...

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30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

In the past decade, Singapore has developed a world-class skyline. And one of the best ways to see it is 165 meters (540 feet) above the ground, from your car on the Singapore Flyer, whose full rotation lasts about 30 minutes. Built in 2008,...

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1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
So spectacular is the 82-hectare (200-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens that it is the rare horticultural spot to have earned UNESCO World Heritage site status. Established in 1859, it’s responsible for Singapore’s...
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71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555

Given that its collection is entirely contemporary, it's ironic that the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is housed in a restored 19th-century mission school. A seven-meter-high (22-foot-high) Swarovski crystal chandelier greets visitors at the...

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1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

The enormous, elegant Empress Place Building is a landmark colonial government-office structure that overlooks the Singapore River in the central business district. Since the early 2000s, it’s been home to the Asian...

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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

The National Museum of Singapore, which is housed in a fine late-19th-century neoclassical building with a zinc-tiled and stained-glass dome, is the country's oldest museum. A modern extension includes a long glass-ceilinged connector...

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151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443

Its narrow alleys lined with teahouses and hawker stalls, Singapore's walkable Chinatown is extremely well-preserved and authentic. On the pedestrianized Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre, which was revamped in 2016, is...

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Singapore

Singapore is full of walkable districts and none is more lively than Little India, with its concentration of shops and temples. Developed largely by Tamil immigrants, today many Subcontinent ethnic groups thrive in this area, which is centered...

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57 Boat Quay, Singapore 049846

Bumboats once supplied provisions on the Singapore River. Today, a cruise on the contemporary version shows how the historic and modern city blend together, as visitors hop on and off at the old Clarke Quay warehouses (now a pedestrian mall...

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39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
The Peranakan Museum houses an excellent collection of antiques, textiles, and artifacts over three floors in a beautiful heritage building that in and of itself is something to behold—it was constructed in 1912 as the Tao Nan School...
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Estr. Tião Sá, S/N - São Pedro I, Vitória - ES, 29042-440, Brazil

Like San Francisco, Sydney and some other cities by the sea, Vitória boasts striking geography—its neighborhoods were built on the slopes of hills on a bay with a network of islands and coves, resulting in a stunning landscape of...

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Kourou, located on the mainland where the Kourou River flows into the Atlantic, was once the home of the "Kourou Prison," part of the infamous Devil's Island prison system. After the prison closed in the mid-1900s, most of the buildings were...

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Home to one of the world's most notorious prisons, Devil's Island is part of the Îles du Salut chain, which translates—ironically—as the Islands of Salvation. The name's origin is because the islands were a refuge for...

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Coconut palms, the most prevalent plant found on the Îles du Salut, hold a special place in the island chain's history: The trees, which cover much of the islands' surface, provided the means of escape for one...

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Located near Kourou in French Guiana, the Guiana Space Centre is a French and European spaceport that has been operating since 1968. The location was chosen for the unique geographical requirements for a spaceport. First, its location near...

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Part of what makes the ruins of Tambo Colorado so worthwhile is their sheer novelty. Though you'll find some of the familiar hallmarks of Inca stonework—the standardized niches, the raised ceremonial platform—they're completely...

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Peru
The Paracas National Reserve is located in Ica, about three hours south of Lima. The park spans the Paracas Peninsula, the surrounding coast, and the tropical desert. While the peninsula provides an amazing ocean view with some local birds like...
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Ballestas, Peru

Right down to their copious blue-footed boobies, the Islas Ballestas can bear an eerie resemblance to the Galápagos—thus the nicknames Little Galápagos and the Galápagos of Peru. One notable difference? You can see...

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Calle San Juan de Dios, Pisco 11601, Peru

Though it was largely destroyed by the infamous earthquake of 2007 and subsequently rebuilt, Pisco's Plaza de Armas is still anchored by an original statue of José de San Martín, the general for whom the port is named and a...

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Genaro Medrano 81, Pisco, Peru

For a scenic slice of local life, check out the fisherman's wharf of San Andrés. Everything in and around the place is abuzz, from the self-appointed pelican sentinels, to the perpetually coming-and-going moto-taxis, to the fleet that's...

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Jose De San Martin 472, Pisco 11601, Peru

As de Oro's is Pisco's long-standing town favorite—and though the menu is surf and turf, you'll want to take advantage of the proximity to the Pacific and go straight for the prawns or octopus. Be sure to leave room for the house flan.

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Av. Paracas S/N, Paracas 11550, Peru
There’s plenty to do in Paracas, from sandboarding in Paracas National Reserve to boating around the Ballestas Islands to flying over the nearby Nazca Lines—that is, if you can tear yourself away from the pool at Hotel Paracas. The...
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Paracas, Peru

Swing by Puka Soncco in Paracas, and you'll likely meet Sansón, the artisan who—together with his family—is responsible for the widely beloved wood carvings, metal jewelry and other crafts you'll find here. He also sells...

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The handmade textiles and accessories at Sumaqkay in Paracas are a gorgeous paradox: They're at once traditional using time-honored techniques of weaving and dyeing and—from a design standpoint—thoroughly modern. You'll find throws,...

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Apia, Samoa

Set in Lotofaga village on Upolu, the "big hole" is a natural swimming grotto, filled with sapphire-blue seawater and fringed by verdant ferns. Watch for tropical fish darting over its smooth, sandy bottom. Visit when the tide is coming in to...

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Beach Rd, Apia, Samoa

Fa'a Samoa—the Samoan way of life—runs deep, dictating behavior and obligations to elders, superiors, family, community, church and the environment. Located behind the tourism authority's information kiosk, the village showcases...

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The Scottish author of Treasure Island and other classics retired to Samoa for his health but fell deeply in love with island life. The affection was reciprocal: Locals nicknamed Stevenson "Tusitala" (Teller of Tales). Today an excellent museum...

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Beach Rd, Apia, Samoa

Visit this splendid shallow reef at high tide for the best underwater views. A five-minute walk north of Apia's center, this blue hole teems with marine life. Float above the coral castles as tropical fish play hide-and-seek. The reserve is open...

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Tuamasaga, Samoa

These natural waterslides send kids and adults hooting and plummeting down gentle cascades. The site is about a 15-minute drive from central Apia, signposted from the road past the Mormon temple. The staircase and rocks surrounding the...

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Beach Rd, Apia, Samoa

This local, sustainable menu sparkles with Samoan flavors, often with an international twist. Start with poached fe'e (octopus) with lime-butter sauce. Then move on to grilled pork, coconut beef stroganoff or a snapper fillet on herbed taro cakes....

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Levili Blvd, Apia, Samoa

Artwork, jewelry and handicrafts jostle for space in this treasure trove of a gallery. Favorite souvenirs include coconut lanterns, woven palm-frond fans and wooden replicas of ornate paddles and weapons. But the true standouts are the...

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Saleufi, Apia, Samoa

Make a splash with brightly colored fashion, dreamed up by Samoan and Pacific designers. Gents should consider block-print, short-sleeve button-downs from Ali'i, featuring patterns like breadfruit and sea urchins. Women gravitate to the jewelry...

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28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Despite its sobering focus, this museum that looks at the devastating effects of the Vietnam War—known locally as the American War—is very popular. Displays of military equipment and defused ordnance outside the main building are...
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72 Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

This upscale shopping mall spread across two buildings is the city's largest, and is the place to come to for international retailers (Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, DKNY and Hermès), perfume, jewelry and electronics. The excellent food court...

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43 Tôn Thất Thiệp, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
If you need a few cute souvenirs for friends and family, but don't want to bargain or deal with the hustle and bustle of the markets in Ho Chi Minh City then check out Saigon Kitsch. It's a cute little centrally located boutique that sells well...
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Chợ, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Jackfruit and dragonfruit on display at a fruit stand in Banh Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh.
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32 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Though vegetarian restaurants aren’t uncommon in Vietnam, they aren’t always easy to track down, and many vegetarian and vegan visitors end up settling for nonmeat options at normal eateries. (A traveler tip: The word chay means...
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Following the closing of the Devil's Island prisons, many of the facilities were demolished or fell into disrepair. In recent years, however, an increase in tourism has spurred restoration of the buildings and landscape to the point where the...

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21 Hàn Thuyên, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Located just minutes away from the Reunification Palace, this buzzing bistro focuses on street food from around Vietnam, with colorful and cheeky murals on the walls and classic offerings like spring rolls, BBQ pork and crispy squid. There’s...

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14 Phan Bội Châu, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Although there are branches of Pho 24 throughout the city, this is not your average fast-food joint. The number 24 in the name refers to the number of ingredients in your pho (noodle soup), meaning you’re getting a complex dish made up of...

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12-14 Mạc Thị Bưởi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Cavernous and exceedingly hip, the Racha Room serves pan-Asian cuisine that draws on Southeast Asia’s lively marketplaces and street stalls. Order the coconut-marinated salmon in peanut-and-tamarind dressing, and wash it down with...

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38 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Arriving at the Deck Saigon, a restaurant in District Two on the Saigon River, is often one of the highlights of an evening here—many customers come by boat directly from District One to dock right at the restaurant’s waterside steps....
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Saigon River
A trip up the river to Ho Chi Minh city had never been on my bucket list. Growing up on the cusp of the Vietnam War, I was curious and mildy annoyed about the country that inhabited our tv screen night after night in dreary black and white. But...
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Số 125 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 710009, Vietnam

This grand edifice is a glorious example of the French-colonial architecture that dots the city’s landscape. Built between 1886 and 1891, it'll give you the feeling that you’ve been transported back to the Indochinese Empire—even...

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Wander the maze of narrow streets here and take in the medicinal-herb stores, classical Chinese architecture and Taoist and Buddhist temples, making sure you end up at Binh Tay Market. The area's name actually means ‘‘big...

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Right in the heart of District 1, these 10 hectares (24 acres) of greenery are a welcome respite from the bustle of the city streets. Come in the morning to see swarms of locals exercising and doing tai chi, and look for the city’s bird...

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After feasting on so much delicious Vietnamese food, you’ll probably want to take some of the recipes home with you. There’s a plethora of companies who offer cooking classes; Saigon Cooking Class is one. Pay extra for a market...

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135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Also known as the Reunification Palace, this Vietnamese landmark was constructed on the site of an old French-colonial governor’s residence. It has a remarkably varied past; it housed Japanese officials during World War II and was later the...
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73 Đường Mai Thị Lựu, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

With incense swirling through the air and statues of dragons, fierce animals and wild birds looming all around you, this temple, constructed by the city’s Cantonese community at the beginning of the 20th century, is certainly...

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2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Built in the 1920s, this beautiful structure houses an interesting range of items from Vietnam’s long history, including artifacts from the Khmer civilizations, statues of Buddhas from across the region, relics from Angkor Wat in Cambodia...

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Số 12, tỉnh lộ 8 khu phố 2, thị trấn Củ Chi, TT. Củ Chi, Củ Chi, Hồ Chí Minh 070000, Vietnam
After crawling through a few of the tunnels that have been somewhat expanded for tourists and seeing the displays of recovered bombs, people who were not involved in the Vietnam War (called the American War there) can get a feeling of the horror...
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Here you’ll find clothing, furniture, trinkets and household items all inspired by or brought from villages and towns along the Mekong River, which flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Goods are of high...

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Ra'iātea, French Polynesia

Experience isn’t necessary for those who wish to paddle the only navigable river in French Polynesia, as wide Faaroa Bay narrows into a serene channel shaded by a tropical jungle canopy. This is South Pacific kayaking at its most relaxing,...

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Opoa, French Polynesia

A visit to this national monument in Opoa is key to understanding the soul of Raiatea. This marae—the most sacred communal place to ancient Tahitians—consists of three large stone platforms as well as shrines and expressive tikis. The...

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'Uturoa, French Polynesia

Accessible from Uturoa, this steep, gravelly trail takes about an hour to climb up (and 30 minutes to descend). To find the trailhead, make a left at the stop sign just past the post office on the main road, and then bear right and look for signs...

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While not the tallest mountain on Raiatea—that distinction belongs to 1,017-meter-tall (3,337-foot-tall) Mount Tefatoaiti—Mount Temehani is the island's most sacred. And at 772 meters (2,532 feet), it’s plenty scenic, too. But...

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Combining an up-close demonstration of how Tahitian black pearls are cultivated with a scenic lagoon excursion (and even an opportunity to snorkel Raiatea’s crystal-clear waters), a trip to the Anapa Pearl Farm is as enjoyable as it is...

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French Polynesia

If a lunch of artful Polynesian-French-fusion cuisine prepared with mainly local ingredients sounds like the perfect way to savor a day on Raiatea, head for the restaurant at this small colonial-style hotel that’s a 10-minute drive from...

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'Uturoa, French Polynesia

Raiatea’s sole Chinese restaurant, conveniently situated on the main street in Uturoa, is family-owned and a local favorite (the island has a sizable Chinese population). You’ll find a menu of consistently well-prepared and authentic...

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Gare Maritime d'UTUROA - BP 1460 - 98735 UTUROA RAIATEA, Rue Super Marché LIAUT, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia

Located on the waterfront next to the cruise-ship dock in Uturoa, this shopping center is home to a small assortment of clothing and jewelry boutiques. Locals also set up stands outside to sell handicrafts, such as wood carvings, shell necklaces...

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Taking a plunge from our overwater bungalow was the start to yet another perfect day. We had a great time staying at the Intercontinental Moorea with our kids. The water is spectacular for swimming, snorkeling and all kinds of watersports. We all...
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Suit up and dive right in. Moorea’s invitingly warm lagoon and surrounding waters offer a superb one- or two-tank scuba experience—with visibility ranging from 18 to 45 meters (60 to 150 feet). Dive tours will take you to an array of...

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This popular excursion—a lagoon cruise that gets visitors up close with stingrays, sharks and reef fish and a picnic incorporating Polynesian meals and music—effortlessly merges adventure with culture. Don a mask and jump into the...

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Tiahura, Moorea, 98729, French Polynesia

Intrigued by the enigmatic dolphin? Interact one-on-one at the Moorea Dolphin Center at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, where three bottlenose dolphins are trained to gently greet visitors in their lagoon enclosures—and to take...

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Mo'orea, French Polynesia

Visitors who prefer to sit back, relax, and collect lots of photo memories can hop aboard a bus for a scenic tour that circles Moorea, passing palm-tree-lined beaches with views of the lagoon and neighboring Tahiti, and weaving in and out of the...

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Moorea, Polinesia Francese, French Polynesia

This family-owned eatery, with its shady tables right next to the lagoon, has a delicious and affordable (under $25 per person) menu—generous, freshly prepared plates of poisson cru, garlic shrimp (a specialty), grilled mahimahi, burgers and...

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Pk6 Maharepa cote mer, Maharepa 98728, French Polynesia

Featuring Polynesian-Asian-French-fusion cuisine, this contemporary-chic beachfront eatery in Maharepa, owned by French-born restaurateur Bruno Jamais, is a sunny spot where you can indulge in some upscale...

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Maharepa Village, Maharepa, French Polynesia

Located in the Maharepa Village shopping center, this boutique sells a wide range of Tahitian black-pearl necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings set in silver and gold and designed by Paris native Eva, who has lived on Moorea for 30 years....

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Club Med Moorea Ruins, Hauru 98729, French Polynesia

If you’re looking for made-in-French-Polynesia trinkets, clothes or accessories, head to this sophisticated concept store located in the Le Petit Village shopping center near Hauru. It stocks a colorful and varied selection of modern...

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Antarctica

The northernmost part of the Antarctic mainland, the Antarctic Peninsula extends 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from Cape Adams on the Weddell Sea. The entire peninsula is made up of a string of bedrock islands covered beneath a permanent sheet of...

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Tower Island, Antarctica

Tower Island was named in 1820 by Edward Bransfield of the British Royal Navy during a major exploration of the Southern Ocean. On January 30, 1820, Bransfield caught sight of the Trinity Peninsula, the northernmost point of the Antarctic...

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The best way to discover why Recife is called the Venice of Brazil is to take a catamaran ride. While longer trips cruise far up the Capibaribe River, more optimal is a cruise around Old Recife, in which you float under handsome iron bridges and...

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Bonsucesso, Olinda - State of Pernambuco, 53120-120, Brazil

Another of Olinda's fine churches—and one that might be easy to miss if you stroll by too quickly—is the tiny Misericórdia Church (also called the Church of Mercy), first built in the mid-1500s, with a Baroque interior added in...

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R. Treze de Maio, 149 - Carmo, Olinda - PE, 53020-170, Brazil

With its colonial architecture so nicely intact, Olinda is not the kind of place you'd expect to find a contemporary art museum. Indeed, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Pernambuco (MAC) is housed in a fine 1765 colonial villa that had...

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Recife - Paratibe, Recife - State of Pernambuco, Brazil

An hour outside of Recife, sculptor and ceramicist Francisco Brennand's workshop makes for a hoot of a visit. Located in a former tile factory, its vast grounds are filled with some 2,000 of his quirky works, which will remind Game...

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R. da Guia, 211 - Recife, PE, 50030-210, Brazil

In front of Old Recife's leafy square, the Bar Teatro de Mamulengo is a truly quirky spot decorated with carnaval puppets called mamulengos. Indoors, guests enjoy live music, while out front they sit at tables on the cobblestone street and enjoy...

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R. Artur Muniz, 82 - Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51111-190, Brazil

In Boa Viagem, Recife's seaside district of high-rise condos, Guaiamum Gigante Praia is one of several popular seafood venues that are bright and bustling well into the night. Guaiamum refers to a blue land crab served in its shell,...

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R. Bernardo Vieira de Melo - Carmo, Olinda - PE, 53020-080, Brazil

Seen from the outside, on a colonial Olinda street, Restaurant Patuá looks to be a modest establishment. The restaurant may be simple in décor too, but it has spectacular balcony views toward Recife. Its northeast...

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R. do Amparo, 335 - Amparo, Olinda - PE, 53070-410, Brazil

On one of Olinda's many quiet cobblestoned streets is the restaurant Oficina do Sabor, the brainchild of chef and cookbook author César Santos. The vast menu of traditional and modern dishes includes an addictive lobster and fish...

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Rua Saldanha Marinha, s/n, Alto da Sé - Amparo, Olinda - PE, 53020-210, Brazil

Olinda's hillside restaurant Beijupirá is reached by a glass funicular that descends through the garden from the road above. Night or day, the views are grand, whether indoors on the deck, or from the rooftop terrace. Shrimp dishes with...

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Av. Alfredo Lisboa - Recife, PE, 50030-100, Brazil

In a handsome 2,508-square-meter (27,000-square-foot) renovated warehouse on Recife's waterfront main square, the Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco is everything that a quality crafts emporium should be. Northeast Brazil is known for its fine...

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R. Alfândega, 35 - Recife, PE, 50030-030, Brazil

Originally a convent, the Paço Alfândega, located right on the water, became a customs house in the 19th century—a reflection of Recife's major role in the shipping trade—and later it was a warehouse. In its...

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Recife - State of Pernambuco, 50740-970, Brazil

Open until dusk, the Parque das Esculturas, or sculpture garden, sits on a breakwater out by Recife's reef belt, across from the Marco Zero plaza. Some 90 works of trippy-looking turtles, pelicans and more by sculptor Francisco Brennand make...

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Av. Alfredo Lisboa - Recife, PE, 50030-150, Brazil

Old Recife's attractive plaza on the waterfront is called Marco Zero, or Ground Zero, because during the colonial era it was from this spot that distances were measured to the rest of the state of Pernambuco. Many of the buildings surrounding...

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Av. Dezessete de Agosto, 2187 - Casa Forte, Recife - PE, 52061-540, Brazil

The Homem do Nordeste Museum, or Museum of Northeastern Peoples, is a bit off the beaten path, in the leafy Casa Forte suburb along the Capibaribe River. It's worth the drive for exhibitions on the region's unique blend of Indian, Portuguese...

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R. Mário Campelo, 700 - Várzea, Recife - PE, 50740-540, Brazil

Like a mini–Hearst Castle in the tropics, the Ricardo Brennand Institute is a repository of medieval European tapestries, furnishings, armor and armaments housed in a Tudor castle named Castelo de São João. The collection also...

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Av. Boa Viagem - Boa Viagem, Recife - PE, 51111-000, Brazil

Boa Viagem is the Miami or Venice Beach of Recife, an upscale, almost-suburban district with a 12-kilometer (eight-mile) stretch of beach along whose fine promenade some locals enjoy ice cream and snacks, while others jog, bike...

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Av. Dantas Barreto, 646 - Santo Antônio, Recife - PE, 50020-000, Brazil

As part of a walking tour of Old Recife's Santo Antônio section and its large, lively square, a stop in the Carmelite order's Nossa Senhora (Our Lady) do Carmo basilica and convent is a must for a sense of the city's origins. The 1663...

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R. Benfica, 1150 - Madalena, Recife - PE, 50720-001, Brazil

How fitting that the Abolition Museum occupies an old sugarcane mill's fine mansion, called the Casa Grande da Madalena, which has a gorgeous Portuguese tile facade, but whose very existence was a result of slave labor. The museum covers the...

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R. Bpo. Coutinho, 669 - Carmo, Olinda - PE, 53120-130, Brazil

Near Olinda's Sé Cathedral, the Mercado de Artesanato do Alto da Sé is a fine handicrafts market whose shops sell delicate handbags made from golden grass and coconut fibers, as well as an elegant local embroidery. Young dancers...

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7 minutes South of Oracabessa town, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ever wonder what vanilla looks like in its natural state? All the spicy peppers and juicy fruits that go into delicious Jamaican cuisine, as well as many medicinal herbs, grow at the Sun Valley Plantation, 30 minutes east of Ochi. On a...

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Listed on the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, Noël Coward’s 1950s home Firefly is open to visitors who want a peek at the swank days of yore, when his guests included Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole....

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Nine Mile, Jamaica

You can’t come to Jamaica and not pay homage to Bob Marley. Located in his Nine Mile village birthplace in St. Ann Parish, the superstar musician’s mausoleum is open to the public. After negotiating winding roads to get to this...

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Good Hope Estate, Falmouth, Jamaica

The Good Hope plantation grows most of the fruit and vegetables that are served at lunch, in either the elegant dining room or on the verandah. Jamaica’s famous jerk chicken with red beans and rice, spicy escovitch fish and plantains...

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Visitors to Ocho Rios can tour the studios of the popular and conveniently located Wassi Art and watch in-house craftspeople produce colorful Caribbean-themed vases, bowls, teapots and statues. In addition to sporting motifs of parrots, frogs,...

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52 Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Hoà Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
...or take the elevator (seriously!) to experience this network of temples and intricate sculpture. Incense is sold throughout the complex, and people sell all kinds of marble wares on the street level.
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Da Nang's vast coastline means you’re spoiled for beautiful beaches here—and five-kilometer-long (three-mile-long) Non Nuoc is one of the finest, with white sand, blue waters and lapping waves. Feast on local seafood, have a go at...

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150 Bạch Đằng, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam

Open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., this riverside spot is perfect no matter what time it is. Pop in for a morning caffeine fix (choose an Italian espresso or a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk), or come for a relaxed lunch of Asian...

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Spring Hill Estate, PO Box 4710, Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

Thickets of jungle shroud Trinidad’s Northern Range of mountains. Lying at an altitude of around 370 meters (1,200 feet), the Asa Wright Nature Centre is a renowned bird sanctuary on 607 hectares (1,500 acres) of forested land that...

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Caroni Swamp Bird Sanctuary, Caroni, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

About a 20-minute drive from bustling Port-of-Spain, the Caroni Bird Sanctuary is pure nature, a mangrove-rich zone of waterways and lakes where the scarlet ibis, Trinidad’s flamingo-like national bird, makes its home. On...

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St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

For a break from Port-of-Spain's congestion, a 15-minute drive up curvy roads outside the city leads to Mount St. Benedict Monastery, with its fine hilltop views over the plains, the coast and the Northern Range. Just over a century old, the...

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North Coast Road, Maracas Bay Village, Trinidad and Tobago

Maracas Bay is known as much for "bake 'n' shark" as for its fine waves. Hungry beachgoers line up at shacks to devour deep-fried fish (rarely shark) that is packed into fried dough sandwiches and served with a plethora of spices and pepper,...

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91 Eastern Main Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

If you didn’t know that the famous Angostura bitters distillery is a Trinidadian affair, now’s your chance for a fun historic tour—plus you can take home the rum that they’ve been producing in recent years. At the base...

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Port of Spain Corporation, Trinidad and Tobago

Jewelry is a popular gift item in Port-of-Spain. Designers at Akilah’s Jewelry take their craft a step further by producing "eco" jewelry—bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more—made from pods of flamboyant native trees and...

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Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Over the riverbeds and through the salt flats, across Grand Turk you’ll go. Steer an open-air, all-terrain vehicle across the island’s rugged topography for an awesome—if a bit bumpy—experience. Zip past dunes and bluffs...

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Market St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Find everything you'll need for a day at the beach at the Grand Turk outpost of the famous surf-shop chain: bathing suits, towels, floats and cover-ups galore, in addition to logo-emblazoned insulated mugs, bumper stickers, T-shirts and...

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Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

The promenade of the capital, Cockburn Town, is lined with stalls and stands hawking traditional West Indian keepsakes. Look for products made of island salt, locally woven baskets and vintage postcards. Brick-and-mortar...

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Market St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Island wear goes haute at this intimate boutique which specializes in all-cotton looks for women, men and kids. And while the palette is quintessential Caribbean—think bright, happy colors—plain white or black...

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Duke St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Locals, expats and visitors savor the flavor of the Caribbean over rum punch and burgers at this beachfront eatery. The menu is well-priced for these parts and boasts a nice mix of regional and American casual favorites—we’re...

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Church Folly Ln, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Locals and those in the know line up for the fresh-baked goods of this family-run spot. In addition to offering amazing pastries, breads and rolls, the bakery serves as a great place to grab a quick on-the-go lunch of ham-and-cheese...

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Beachside Bungalow Turks & Caicos, Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
About 500 yards north of the Grand Turk Cruise Ship Center, this beach bar and grill makes an ideal place to while away a sunny afternoon sipping drinks with your toes in impossibly blue water. The family-owned tiki hut has a large...
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Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Housed in the intimate Bohio Dive Resort, this chic beachfront eatery is one of the island’s best. The cuisine blends traditional Caribbean with international influences and menus change based on the daily catch. There’s also...

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This marshy expanse is connected to the ocean by a small inlet. Its sheltered position makes it the perfect spot to paddle a kayak or board; you'll float past mangroves and marine grasses while looking for the rich birdlife here....

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On this 11-kilometer-long (seven-mile-long) island ringed by spectacularly photogenic beaches, this is considered one of the most picturesque. The sand is particularly powdery; the water is especially translucent. Best of all, the...

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Grand Turk’s oldest church was built in 1823. Set inland on the edge of Town Pond in the capital, the whitewashed building was constructed by the island’s Bermudan settlers. After a refurbishment that welcomed an organ...

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For generations, salt was the island’s biggest industry. The Grand Turk Lighthouse was constructed in 1852 primarily to protect the salt business—too many ships were crashing on the shallow reef trying to retrieve the precious...

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Gibbs Cay, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Swim with large southern stingrays in the warm blue water around Gibbs Cay. This secluded seven-acre island is a short boat ride from Grand Turk and a popular day trip for many visitors. The stingrays are quite friendly after years of regular...
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Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Thanks to the archipelago’s translucent waters, some of the most spectacular snorkeling and diving on the planet are here. Pillory Beach, a protected cove fronting Cockburn Town, is of particular note, and Horseshoe Bay and the...

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Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
If you want a more back-to-nature romantic sleep, head off the main island of Providenciales and onto the less resort oriented Grand Turk and stay at the historic Grand Turk Inn. A charming bed-and-breakfast in a 150-plus year old Caribbean...
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The only lighthouse on the Turks and Caicos Islands was built in the 1850s to help ships navigate the treacherous reef off the north end of Grand Turk. It was one of the first prefabricated cast-iron lighthouses of its time and originally...
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Duke St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

Wahoo, barracuda, dorado—oh my! The crystalline waters of the Turks & Caicos teem with fish of astonishing variety. And reeling them in amid this spectacular setting is a delight for any angler. Outings to deeper seas will also net...

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Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

This high-end jewel box of a boutique in the storied bed-and-breakfast offers sophisticated takes on traditional Caribbean souvenirs. There are locally made bath salts and accessories fashioned from sea glass, as well as linens and pretty,...

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Cape Sterneck is a large, black cliff that projects from the western end of the Chavdar Peninsula. Situated on the north side of the entrance to Hughes Bay and the west side of the entrance to Curtiss Bay, Cape Sterneck separates Davis Coast to...

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Cape Renard, which lies on the south side of the entrance to Flandres Bay, is known for its distinctive rock outcroppings known as Una Peaks. The cape was discovered in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache and was...

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While the Aguirre Passage was first navigated by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–1899, in recent years this part of Antarctica is more associated with Chilean research missions. In the 1950s, the Chilean Antarctic Expeditions...

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Antarctica

Lemaire Channel is one of the most visited parts of the Danco Coast, and all of Antarctica for that matter. The narrow channel is 1.6 kilometers wide and 11 kilometers long (one mile wide by seven long) and is surrounded by sheer cliffs and often...

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Three different species of seals can be spotted along the Danco Coast: Weddell seals, Antarctic fur seals and leopard seals (also known as sea leopards). One look at the leopard seal, with its spotted coat, and the inspiration for its name becomes...

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Antarctica

Anvers Island, also known as Antwerp Island or Isla Amberes, is the largest island in the Palmer Archipelago. It was discovered in 1832 by John Biscoe and named in 1898 by Adrien de Gerlache, who ran the Belgian Antarctic Expedition. The Palmer...

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Icebergs can be classified both by size and on the basis of their shape. Many are tabular icebergs, which have steep sides and a flat top, much like a plateau. They can be enormous—tens of kilometers long—with a thickness of 200 to 400...

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Humpback whales, which are named for the shape of their dorsal fin, congregate in the waters along the Palmer Archipelago each summer and into autumn, heading north before ice begins to form on the bays here. Each whale has its own...

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Continue south from the Palmer Archipelago and across the Bismarck Strait, and you'll reach the Wilhelm Archipelago. If you have guessed from their names that a German explorer was the first to map this part of the continent, you are right. An...

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Two blocks from the central square of Puerto Plata stands a stately Victorian mansion. Built in 1919 by German brothers who came to the Dominican Republic to invest in the sugar trade, it was a private home that today serves as a...

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Look for handicrafts, cigars (some of which you can see being rolled on the premises) and paintings by artists from neighboring Haiti at this store. There are also many items made of amber and even a small museum of sorts dedicated to the...

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Paseo Don Chiche, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic

The beach of Cabarete—about 45 minutes east of Puerto Plata—is lined with casual eateries and pizza places. This one, owned by a trio of Italians, is by far the standout among them. Pizza is the restaurant's strong suit (there are 25...

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Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata has a plethora of restaurants geared toward tourists, and it can be a bit tough to find authentic eats. This indoor/outdoor buffet excels in comida típica: Meats and seafood are prepared with traditional spices and...

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#52, Calle Beller, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

Fresh juices, veggie wraps and salads are the calling cards of this intimate eatery in central Puerto Plata. Meals are quick, healthy and made to order for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee drinks are also on the menu.

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Calle Principal playa dorada, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

For five generations, the Brugal family has been crafting and casking their distinctive rum on the island. Tours are free and illustrate the rum-making process—and offer a look at the family’s personal history: The patriarch...

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Daniel Espinal, Santiago De Los Caballeros 51000, Dominican Republic

Originally constructed in 1944 by Rafael Trujillo, aka El Jefe, who ruled the nation for 30 years, this imposing monument—set on a hill in downtown Santiago—was intended to honor the dictator himself. Following Trujillo's...

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Av 27 de Febrero 146, Santiago De Los Caballeros 51053, Dominican Republic

This impressive cultural center is dedicated to exploring the country's past while at the same time inspiring a new generation of artists. Named for, as well as endowed by, the founder of the Aurora tobacco company, Eduardo León Jimenes,...

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Ave. Tamboril-Santiago, Parque Industrial Tamboril, Santiago de los Caballeros 51000, Dominican Republic

Three generations have helmed this Santiago institution that proudly hand-rolls a variety of puros (cigars). Founded in 1903, it also happens to be the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. You can interact with master rollers...

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'Uturoa, French Polynesia

Uturoa’s local town market, which opens at sunrise daily (but only stays open for a few hours on Sundays), offers a selection of hand-crafted souvenirs and pareus on its upper level as well as a vast selection of Raiatea’s freshest...

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Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

For sweeping city and sea views, take the colorful gondola to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres. It climbs more than 800 meters (2,600 feet) above sea level, giving awesome photo ops along the way. At the peak, the flat-topped, wildly verdant...

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Calle Principal #3, Cofresi Beach Cofresi Beach, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

Yes, you'll find plenty of sea life on view here: This is the home of the world’s largest manmade dolphin habitat. Plus, you can swim with the friendly creatures—and if you dare, sharks too. But this sprawling campus is more than...

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Calle José del Carmen Ariza 36, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

After a complete devastation in 1998 after Hurricane George, this twin-steepled Catholic church positioned on Puerto Plata's central plaza had to be rebuilt. After a remarkable effort, today you'll once again find a peaceful respite from the...

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This day-long sailing excursion hugs the island’s picturesque shoreline and boasts plenty of stops for adventure. Two are for snorkeling in the crystalline sea; another promises lunch aboard after dropping anchor at...

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Thiri Mingalar Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Owner Augustine has been sourcing superior pieces for the city's well-heeled expats and visitors for several decades. Come for intricately carved wooden and stone figurines, silverware, lacquerware and larger items of furniture.

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92 Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

The Strand Hotel is one of Rangoon’s colonial landmarks, built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers, who were also responsible for the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore. If you want to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of raj-era...

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A short drive from Mandalay is the former royal capital of Amarapura, but what most people come here for is to walk the length of the 1.2-kilometer-long (0.75-mile-long) U Bein Bridge across Lake Taungthaman. Set on stilts above the water, it is...

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Pansodan St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

George Orwell and Pablo Neruda have both browsed the bookstalls run by the vendors of Pansodan Street. The uneven pavement in front of crumbling colonial-era buildings is lined with stall after stall of secondhand books, many in English, that...

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No(66,67,68,69,78,79), East D, Bogyoke AungSan Market, 11141, Pabedan, Township, ရန်ကုန် 11141, Myanmar (Burma)

This covered bazaar is a one-stop souvenir shop for visitors to Rangoon, with over 2,000 merchants housed in a lovely Art Deco building. The market’s main hall is home to stalls selling gold, silver, rubies, emeralds and Burmese jade;...

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66 Pyay Rd, Yangon 11191, Myanmar (Burma)

This museum has a number of noteworthy Burmese treasures displayed in its 14 galleries, including ancient artifacts, furniture, Buddhist imagery, jewelry, art and more. One of the standouts of the collection is the gilded Lion...

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Kandawgyi Lake Compound, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon 11221, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating on a barge on Kandawgyi Lake, the shiny Karaweik Palace resembles its antique pagoda cousins—but it was actually constructed in the 1970s. Built to resemble the ceremonial barges used by Burmese kings, the palace now...

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For most visitors, one of the most captivating parts of Rangoon is the regimented grid of streets known as Downtown, with a large concentration of colonial-era buildings built during British rule from 1824 to 1948 (when this was briefly one...

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Guatemala

Mexico may get all the ink, but Guatemala is just as rich with Maya ruins. This UNESCO World Heritage Site on the southeastern coast stretches across 34 hectares (84 acres) to encompass a dizzying array of stone monuments, dwellings and...

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Malecón de Puerto Barrios, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Colorful embroidery, beadwork and handwoven textiles are hallmark souvenirs from Guatemala. Browse among the crafts as well as artwork, clothing and household items at this hyperlocal market in the Old Zone of Puerto Barrios, also known as Zone 1....

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14a Calle, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Considered the best restaurant in the eastern part of the country, this waterfront eatery, set in the Amatique Bay Resort & Marina in Puerto Barrios, showcases fusion preparations of traditional Guatemalan, Garifuna and Caribbean favorites....

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Barrio Marcos Sanchez Diaz, Lívingston, Guatemala

Housed in a boutique hotel of the same name, this restaurant offers amazing water views and authentic regional cuisine. Breakfast is the best bet. Lunch and dinner menus are heavy on seafood—the ceviche, fish chowder and local bass are...

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Guatemala

Banana production is Santo Tomás de Castilla's marquee industry. Production of bananas for the Chiquita company began in the region in the 1870s. Today, it packages more than 3 billion pounds of bananas a year. A visit to the plant shows...

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Chisec, Guatemala

Guatemala's wild jungle interior is filled with adventure. Guided hikes wind through tropical flora and end up at crystalline waterfalls. There are more than 400 species of birds—including toucans and parrots—in this...

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Río Dulce, Livingston, Guatemala

At the entrance of Lake Izabal stands a stone citadel. Built in the mid-1600s by the Spanish, the imposing structure thwarted thieving pirates from attacking the lake, which was used as a storage facility for transport goods. El Castillo de San...

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Calz Marina de Guerra, Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Also called Matías de Gálvez, Santo Tomás de Castilla has been functioning as a leisure cruise port since 2004. Whatever you call the coastal town, it was once under Belgian rule. The European influence is most notable in the...

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The reef surrounding Fakarava is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; as such, its thriving coral and marine life make for fantastic sights while diving and snorkeling here. Tumakohua Pass, on the southern end of the island, is where you...

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A lagoon excursion by motorboat is a great way to get a feel for Fakarava's wild beauty. Lagoon trips also pay a visit to Les Sables Roses, which is considered one of the most stunning strands on the atoll; it features a double...

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This gigantic pass is one of the top dive spots in the Tuamotus. From land, Garuae looks wild, with huge waves smashing off the reef. Swimming through the deep blue water can feel intimidating, too, but you'll soon forget your...

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Located at the northeastern end of Fakarava, Rotoava is one of the busiest towns in the Tuamotus, although it's hardly a booming metropolis. While most of the island's population lives here, there are just a few streets, and it is easy to...

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In French Polynesia, casual eateries are known as "snacks"—and Snack Elda is about as laid-back as it gets. Portions here are generous, and the menu focuses on local fare, mainly seafood and a few meat dishes. The location is...

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BP121 Fakarava, Fakarava, French Polynesia

Grab lunch at the restaurant in this guesthouse in Rotoava, where a few of the tables are set up in the lagoon, allowing you to enjoy your tuna sashimi or grilled lobster with your feet in the water. Regardless of whether your table is on the...

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Fakarava Atoll, French Polynesia

The island group Fakarava, part of the Tuamotu Archipelago, is one of the main producers of the cultured black pearls the South Seas are famed for. It's always wise to buy from the source, and there are a number of pearl retailers...

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Just outside of Rotoava, Phare de Topaka (Topaka Lighthouse) is a 14-meter-tall (45-foot-tall), gray, turreted lighthouse that dates back to 1957. Shaped like a pyramid and built from stone and cement, it is no longer operational, but it makes for...

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Gate No. 5 & 6, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Arya Nagar, Tulsiwadi, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034, India

This upscale spot in a landmark building at Mahalaxmi Racecourse is a great spot for a relaxed lunch or a sophisticated dinner. Tote on the Turf includes two different spaces: Downstairs you’ll get superb Indian cuisine at Neel restaurant,...

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Birla Mansion, Sai Baba Marg, Next to Commerce House, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, 400023, India

One of Mumbai’s most famous seafood restaurants, Trishna specializes in South Indian coastal cuisine, serving up dishes like prawn koliwada (batter-fried prawns) and rawas Hyderabadi (barbecued Indian salmon with freshly ground pepper)....

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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

This 26-meter-tall (85-foot-tall) colonial monument that looks out over Mumbai Harbour is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. Built by the British as a triumphal arch to commemorate the 1911 visit of King George V to what was then...

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1, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011, India
As Chelsea Handler recently discovered, Dhobi Ghat, which is known as the laundromat for all of Mumbai, is one of the best places to meet the city's locals. "Clothes are hanging everywhere and people are working," Chelsea said. "But it’s a really...
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
This five-star hotel is one of the most iconic in Mumbai. Catch a glimpse of its grandeur with a seaside stroll along P.J. Ramchandani Marg, before wandering around the nearby Gateway of India for a “very India experience.”
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Chowpatty Seaface Road, Near Savitri Phule Girls Hostel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India

South Mumbai’s 3.5-kilometer-long (2.1-mile-long) waterfront promenade is a popular spot for walking and jogging. Flanked by palm trees and the Arabian Sea on one side and Art Deco buildings on the other, the busy road culminates at its...

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Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Located in a grand Victorian building with bas-reliefs by Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling’s father), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, formerly known as Crawford Market, looks like a relic of British Bombay. But inside it’s 100...

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L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
A shopping mecca, this downtown street is lined with malls and flea markets. On Oranjestad’s main pier, across from one of the larger malls, you’ll find the site of Aruba’s first public market. Once a clearinghouse for local...
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Weststraat 17, Oranjestad, Aruba

This is the oldest continuous business on Aruba, established in 1923. And today this enormous store is still a go-to place for just about everything, from jewelry and clothing for adults and kids to makeup and skincare. Home...

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Savaneta 270, Savaneta, Aruba
A classic fish house in the sleepy village of Savaneta, Zeerover is all about fresh, Aruban-style seafood. Cooled by ocean breezes, the spot may feel like a bit of a dive to some, but its fish comes straight from the sea—in fact, you can...
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Bubali 141-A, Noord, Aruba
True to its name, this centrally located eatery and seafood market excels in super-fresh preparations of the daily catch, whether fried, baked, smoked, grilled, or cooked in soup. The fish-and-chips, served with coleslaw, is particularly popular...
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Weststraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba

It's all about the fruits of the sea at this local favorite in the center of town. The décor is nautical, and the dishes are named for seafaring icons. Among the must-tries are the Charlie Brouns (fried fish roe in a garlic...

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J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad, Aruba

Housed in the Casa del Mar Beach Resort, this casual indoor/outdoor eatery starts serving at 7:30 a.m. Menus feature local fish, oversize salads and hearty sandwiches. Cocktails are another specialty at this beachside spot, with popular happy...

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Avenida Milio Croes 26, Oranjestad, Aruba
This pretty green building, with its intricate white trim, is an architectural jewel in central Oranjestad. Constructed from 1922 to 1925, it was designed by Merardo “Dada” Picus for Aruba’s first general practitioner, Dr. Eloy...
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The National Archaeological Museum of Aruba may be small, but it offers a big overview of the island's history by way of a collection that includes a skeleton which is thousands of years old, ancient Carib artifacts, and more. The oldest building...
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L.G. Smith Blvd, Noord, Aruba
Built between 1914 and 1916 on an octagonal base, this stone, double-lens lighthouse is Aruba’s marquee landmark. Standing tall at 98 feet, it’s the highest structure on the island and offers the best views in its respective area....
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San Fuego 70, Santa Cruz, Aruba
Among the 20 percent of Aruba that’s protected land, Arikok National Park boasts lava fields, limestone terrain, and a small beach, all crisscrossed with picturesque hiking trails. Paths lead to gold mine ruins, former plantations, and...
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Aruba
History buffs and expert divers score big at this site just 10 minutes off the coast of Aruba. A German freighter during World War II, the 400-foot-long ship is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean. Today, its starboard side is...
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Although explorers set sail to the New World in search of gold, that likely isn't the first thing that pops to mind when you think Caribbean. This former gold mill in the northern part of Aruba recalls the island's rush. First discovered here...

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South Beach Center, 3 55, Noord 23000, Aruba
Filled with resort wear for men, women, and children, the Lazy Lizard is stocked with beach bums in mind. Here, shoppers will find an endless array of wide-brimmed hats, baseball caps, and straw totes alongside T-shirts, bathing suits, and...
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19 Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard MA BX, Bermuda
Another must-visit, or perhaps must-taste, stop for visitors to the dockyard with a sweet tooth is the Bermuda Rum Cake Company, where you can try free samples of the eponymous pastries (and whole cakes for purchase). While rum cakes can be found...
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Bermuda

The greens on Bermuda are legendary, with seven pristine courses—the world's densest concentration of golf courses per square mile. Classic offerings include the Mid Ocean Club, which debuted in 1921, and Newstead Belmont Hills,...

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7 Camber Road Royal Naval Dockyard BM 01, MA MA 01, Bermuda

Brilliantly hued ceramics fill the shelves of this boutique and working collective studio. Many of the items are salt-glazed, which gives stoneware a distinctive glossy sheen; all are expertly crafted by local artisans. The studio is known...

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103 Front St, Hamilton, Bermuda

If you’re looking for a party atmosphere and excellent people-watching, this restaurant/bar positioned near Hamilton's harbor is your spot. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. DJs spin and live music is...

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24 Rosemont Ave, Bermuda
Located in Hamilton’s boutique Royal Palms Hotel, this intimate restaurant is the personification of Bermuda: a haute yet traditional celebration of the sea.. Antiques including porcelain pieces, heavy silk curtains, and Queen Anne...
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3 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton, Bermuda
This is an island original. Not only is this pub home to the namesake Rum Swizzle cocktail, it’s also the oldest watering hole in Bermuda. Still family-run, this famous establishment first opened in 1932. The bi-level restaurant has a patio...
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6 Dockyard Terrace Royal Navy Dockyard, Bermuda

Water views and a stellar location are the hallmarks of this restaurant in the heart of the Royal Naval Dockyard. The best seats are on the expansive patio. The fish chowder (a delectable stew made from fresh fish, tomato, onion, sherry...

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87 Front St, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda

Sleek, chic and sophisticated, this restaurant excels at inventive preparations of fresh-caught seafood. Of particular note are the seared hamachi sashimi, Bermuda fish cake and, seasonally, Bermuda spiny lobster. Favorite seats are...

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40 N Shore Rd, Flatts Village, Bermuda

Established and funded by the Bermudan government in 1926, this nonprofit facility teems with aquatic life and terrestrial species native to the tropics. There’s an aquarium with more than 200 species, an...

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Lighthouse Road, St Anne's Rd, Cross Bay SN 01, Bermuda

Built in 1846, this is one of the oldest cast-iron lighthouses in the world. It was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, shortly after her coronation. For spectacular island and sea views, trek up the 185 steps to the lighthouse’s...

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The waters off Bermuda are home to massive reefs—and the huge array of sea life that inhabits them. The area also has more than 300 shipwrecks, making snorkeling here quite a treat. Many outfitters offer excursions...

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Cut Rd, Bermuda

The first fortification to occupy this spot on the northern tip of Bermuda was built from wood in 1612. That was replaced by a stone structure in 1614. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort was rebuilt a total of five times and...

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St George's, Bermuda
If you’re a history buff then a day in the lovely town of St. George’s is an absolute must. Founded in 1612, St. George’s was the first permanent English settlement on the islands of Bermuda, a fact that becomes obvious as you...
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6 Rose Hill, St.George's GE 05, Bermuda

Once the base for the British Royal Navy in the Atlantic region, this enormous port complex is now a buzzing mix of restaurants, shops, art studios, excursion outfitters and more that occupy former warehouses. Among the premier attractions is...

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59, Front St, Hamilton, Bermuda

This department store with six locations across the islands is quintessential Bermuda. Fashions for men, women and children are preppy and classic, with an endless sampling of Bermuda shorts. The family-owned chainlet also sells a range of...

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98050 Stromboli ME, Italy

A black gash slices the flank of Stromboli, running from the volcano’s active crater to the edge of the sea. The Stream of Fire (Sciara del Fuoco in Italian) marks the path of the lava flows that occur during Stromboli’s eruptions....

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While sailing the Tyrrhenian Sea around Stromboli, you'll pass a curious, sparse outcropping with a lighthouse on top and a steep, treacherous staircase zigzagging up the sheer cliff. That's Strombolicchio (or Little Stromboli), a sea...

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Cap Cana, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Tee off at one of the most picturesque courses in the world. All fairways have water views; eight holes are positioned seaside. The par 72 course designed by Jack Nicklaus is consistently voted the best in the region. The clubhouse...

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Cap Cana, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

This ecological park is the definition of impressive, a huge green space with jaw-dropping topographic diversity—enormous sea-facing cliffs, dense jungle interior, pristine golden shoreline and fish-teeming waters. All of that is...

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Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

There’s something for everyone at this replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village. In addition to shops and restaurants, there’s an archaeological museum filled with local artifacts from the pre-Columbian era. There are...

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Calle Brisas, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

This island nation is well known for its rum—and its cigars. The best puros are made from aged tobacco and are hand rolled. And this boutique company, owned by a German expat, prides itself on small, quality...

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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

On the eastern edge of the island near Cap Cana sits a pretty strand of gleaming sand. Shaded by a collection of swaying palm trees and lapped by calm waters, this beach has all the makings of a Caribbean daydream come true. Better yet,...

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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Dine with the waves crashing just below you at this seaside eatery. Part of the Eden Roc hotel, lauded with the Relais & Châteaux designation, this oceanfront restaurant excels at fresh seafood and Italian dishes. The...

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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

This casual Cap Cana eatery is the kind of place where you can order an ice-cold beer and chat up the bartenders with your toes in the sand. Visitors and locals come for the laid-back atmosphere, ceviche, grilled fish and burgers and stay...

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Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

This shopping center features dozens of stores selling locally created handicrafts and cigars, as well as the usual island souvenirs. And in the center of it all is a bar serving cold beer and local snacks. Bargaining is...

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Unnamed Road, Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The view of Penang Island from 735 meters (2,411 feet) up is fantastic, and the funicular makes getting to the summit of Penang Hill (also known as Bukit Bendera) a breeze. Walk one of the forest paths, visiting the wonderfully ornate Hindu...

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29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its unique architecture. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion, now a museum, is the former home of a wealthy Peranakan family and is filled with...

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11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

This 19th-century temple is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists across Southeast Asia. Visitors begin at the seven-tier, 30-meter-tall (98-foot-tall) Ban Po Thar, a tower designed in Burmese, Chinese and Thai styles. Throughout...

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Mk2, 651, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Batik—the process of producing designs on textiles through wax and dye—originated in Indonesia, but Malaysian batik differentiates itself with more vibrant colors and patterns. Here you can see how hand-blocked and hand-drawn...