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City Guide: Marrakesh, Morocco

An exotic hideaway set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is a whirlwind of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and smells. Whether you want to explore brightly colored markets, visit a Moroccan bathhouse (hammam) or dance the night away in North Africa’s party city, Marrakesh will be an experience to remember. What to do: […]

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City Guide: Bath, England

Wander through the cobbled streets and gardens of Bath, a UNESCO heritage site brimming with ancient history and Georgian splendour. Since Roman times, pilgrims have come to Bath to soak in the thermal waters, which were believed to have healing properties. The city boasts more than 20 museums and the famous Bath Abbey, the last […]

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City Guide: Bruges, Belgium

Called the “Venice of the north,” Bruges has a network of picturesque canals and preserved medieval charm that make it a must-see for couples in love. A center of trade in the Middle Ages, Bruges is now home to some of the finest beer, sausages and chocolate in Europe. What’s not to love?! What to […]

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City Guide: Prague, Czech Republic

“The City of a Hundred Spires” will dazzle even the most wary of travelers. You’ll be enchanted by the fairytale architecture and old-world charm, and the hip nightlife will have you out dancing till the wee hours. With its Gothic spires, lovely river and lakes, and plentiful fountains, Prague is the perfect city for romantic […]

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City Guide: Willemstad, Curaçao

For the perfect combination of sun, sand, and city, you can’t beat Curaçao. Willemstad is a world-class capital in the heart of the Caribbean, steeped in beautifully preserved history (it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). You will feel like a local as you explore this vibrant, sophisticated city and the island, easily reached with […]

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City Guide: Pittsburgh

The Steel City’s prodigal sons may sport black and yellow uniforms, but Pittsburgh was also home to cultural greats like Andy Warhol and Mister Rogers. Give this eclectic gem another look! DAY ONE Noon For some old-school luxury, book a room at the Omni William Penn. The historic hotel (JFK stayed here!) is located in […]

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City Guide: San Diego

You’ll come for the weather, but you’ll stay for the great eats, entertainment, culture and, yes, spectacular surfing. DAY ONE 1:00 P.M. Stay close to the action and check into the boutiquey Hotel Solamar. It’s located in the buzzy Gaslamp Quarter, just steps from downtown shops, restaurants and PETCO Park. 2:00 P.M. Animal-lovers shouldn’t miss […]

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City Guide: Portland

Discover why the birthplace of Portlandia is so much more than a drizzly town of microbrew-guzzling hipsters and tree-hugging vegans. DAY ONE Noon Check into the Hotel Monaco. This funky Kimpton hotel is located downtown, close to the Pearl District, Saturday Market and “Old Town” Chinatown. Mingle with fellow visitors and enjoy a complimentary aperitif […]

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City Guide: Nashville

Even if you don’t know your Waylons from your Wynettes, you’ll find something to love in this tune-filled town. DAY ONE 1:00 P.M. Start your “Music City” weekend by checking into the Hilton Nashville. It’s the perfect home base: the hotel is literally across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and the […]

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City Guide: 3 Days In Brooklyn

Where to eat, sleep, and play (with a very heavy emphasis on eat) in Brooklyn. DAY ONE If you fly into Newark Airport, let me warn you, it’s a loooooong way to get to Brooklyn, using some combination of cab, subway, and shuttle bus (depending on your level of patience and tolerance for crowds), but as soon as […]

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