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Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats

Find cozy seclusion, starry views, ancient gardens—whatever your romantic heart desires.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California</b> <br> <br>Perched on the Big Sur coastline, between the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and the endless …

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Killarney National Park, Ireland

<b>Name:</b> Killarney National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Ireland <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1932 <b><br>Size:</b> 41 square miles (106 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Ireland's Top Peaks</b> Killarney National Park is home to Ireland’s tallest mountain range, the irresistibly named McGillycuddy’s Reeks. The peaks top out at over 3,280 feet …

Olympus National Park, Greece

<b>Name:</b> Olympus National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Greece <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1938 <b><br>Size:</b> 92 square miles (238 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Myth-Laden Mountain</b> Greece’s highest mountain, Olympus is also the legendary abode of the gods. The favor of the deities gave the mountain an honored place in Classical Greek …


Travel<p><b>Site</b>: Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites<p><b>Location</b>: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1986<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria:</b> (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason for Designation</b>: These prehistoric stone circles are a striking reminder of the architectural, engineering, social, …


Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Whether you’re hoping to get in some grade-A scuba time or explore a tropical forest, the Caribbean has you covered.<p><b>Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise:</b><p><b>■</b> <b>Casa Bonita</b>, Barahona, Dominican Republic <i>(from $211)</i><p>The Dominican Republic’s antidote …

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