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15 Jaw-Dropping Hotels In The Caribbean

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the world, that makes you want to find the perfect property. More than 7,000 islands are found in the Caribbean, 13 of which are independent islands. That …

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15 Gorgeous Spots That Take Us Back In Time...Without The Crowds

Sure, you could hop over to Paris or London or Rome for a bit of vacation and a history lesson. But wouldn't it be fun to go some place that isn't your typical tourist destination?<p>These 15 spots -- towns with charming medieval squares or even gorgeous old castles -- will provide all the history you …

Beyond the Dome: A Walk Around D.C.’s Secret Capitol Hill

A Corgi and a Rottweillerish mutt weave between tombstones like X-wing fighters attacking the Death Star. Over by J. Edgar Hoover’s grave, which faces the city prison, two poodles slurp from a water bowl below an old-fashioned faucet. I’m learning this is just an average day at the capital’s …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

The Vegas Strip (Flickr: Samantha Celera)<p>It's no secret that a Las Vegas vacation might involve gambling and partying until the early morning hours as well as spending a boatload of money to have fun. But while this desert city in Nevada is indeed the gambling capital of the United States, it also …

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Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

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Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

If the idea of snow, ice, family arguments and the stress of feeding the 5000 is just too much for another year, then a Christmas getaway to the tropics might be just the ticket. <i>South East Asia</i> is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If …

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20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

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Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

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Top 10 Family Villas

A fabulous villa is the holy grail of a successful family getaway. You can all chill out, claim your own space and not fret about what time breakfast is served or whether your kids are annoying the honeymoon couple round the pool. Self-catering often works best for families especially if you have …

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How to Pack Light for a Trip

Though it takes a deft hand and a bit of practice, packing light makes for a much less stressful traveling experience. Keeping everything in one …

The Island Of Oahu Like You've Never Seen Before

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is known as The Gathering Place, and rightly so. Out of the eight islands, it is Oahu that holds more than 70 percent of the state's entire population. Adding to that, more than 2 million tourists visit the island every year.<p>But, beyond the bustling shores of Waikiki …

Insider’s Guide to Sweden’s West Coast

A favorite of the late Ingrid Bergman, the <b>Bohuslän coast</b> feels a bit like a secret French Riviera. What the high-latitude region lacks in American tourists it makes up for with plentiful seafood and bright seasonal sunshine.<p>Here’s the lowdown on visiting this Swedish wonderland.<p><b>> When to Go:</b><p>If …

Which Hawaiian Island Is for Me?

Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers. Six distinct islands are open to tourists to visit, the main four being Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Lanai and Molokai are smaller, but still worth …

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Tour Montparnasse Has A Better View Than The Eiffel Tower... Because It's A View Of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower observation deck sees a horde of almost seven million tourists every year. Wait times average two hours (for the <i>first</i> elevator), and it's not uncommon to kill a whole day just trying to snag a view of Paris from above.<p>So why has nobody told us there is a BETTER view two miles away, …

The 35 Best Restaurants In London

We've come up with this ultimate list of the best restaurants in London. To create it, we looked at notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts, and gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on our own formula.<p>The rankings we used were the National Restaurant …

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DK Venice City Guide

• <b>Author:</b> DK<p>The <i>DK Venice City Guide</i> brings stunning images, lively illustrations and enhanced visual content to life on the iPad, with flexible itineraries that allow you to do as much or as little as you like. Attractive photography and illustrations rich in detail allow you to explore Venice, …

37 Places You Need To Visit In Italy

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 37 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

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PHOTOS: Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Here's our …