Natasha Camphorst

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Istanbul: City of the Future

From the October 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Beloved for its complex, layered past, Istanbul, where East meets West, may also offer a vision of what’s to come.</b> <br>I don’t think I’d ever stepped inside a cinema restroom to see little video screens along the wall projecting fashion runway …

5 Places New Yorkers Can Escape The City This Summer—Without A Car

New York City can be stiflingly overwhelming in the summertime. No matter how hard our A.C. units work or how many walks we take in Central Park, it's still easy to feel claustrophobic at times.<p>We put together a list of five great places New Yorkers can escape to this summer without spending a …

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Ten Perfect Small Hideaways

My favorite hotels are relatively small, possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service. Here are 10 consummate hideaways, all with fewer than 10 rooms each.<p><i>For more summer travel recommendations, feel free to download a</i> …

Five sites for exploring Edo-era Tokyo

Technology and fashion might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Tokyo, but even the city's most cutting-edge characteristics are framed by a past when 'Edo' (the pre-1868 name for Tokyo) was the world's biggest city and military Shogun ruled the country. While the US has its …

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Exploring The Mediterranean On Cruise Ship

America's Best New BBQ (PHOTOS)

Dry rub or marinade? North Carolina vinegar or Kansas City sweet sauce?<p>Although the classic barbecue debates rage on, the new generation of pit masters is less interested in regional styles -- they're too busy sourcing heritage meat, experimenting with nontraditional flavors, and pairing …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

Hawaii hotel rates are highest in the country, higher than NYC & Miami

Start spreading the news: Hawaii has the nation’s highest hotel room rates after jockeying with New York City and Miami for the top of the …

Meet the Ever So Charming Tallinn, an Estonian Gem

Finally I make my way to the growing in popularity city of Tallinn, Estonia in Eastern Europe. From afar, it sounded like an Eastern European city modeling itself after Prague in order to attract tourists to its borders and yet, after seeing the new Prague <i>(a year and a half ago)</i> and the old Prague</i> …

Sinapore Changi Airport start planning mega-terminal 5 for alliances

Singapore’s sprawling Changi Airport is set to get bigger – much bigger – with the opening of a new T5 terminal built to handle as many as 50 million …

Top 10 Infinity Pools on the Caribbean Sea (PHOTOS)

The beach, the pools, the view - these are major reasons why we travel to the Caribbean. And when we can get all in one, that's ideal. So we scoured the islands to find the best infinity pools in the Caribbean. These spots - with gorgeous views overlooking the ocean - are perfect for sitting back, …

5 Swanky “Great Gatsby” Hotel Packages

If you’re a fan of the roaring Twenties, Art Deco, the Jazz Age, classic American literature, or just Leonardo DiCaprio, then you’ve probably marked …

A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Saucy in Germany's Wine Regions

With its well-developed niche in the beer industry, Germany is generally associated with biergartens, Oktoberfest and the pub grub that comes along with them -- bratwurst, pretzels, schnitzel. But it doesn't take a pinkie-poker to know that Germany also has a hand in the finer things of life -- …

Inside the Kremlin walls

On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.<p>Overrun by Mongols, rattled by earthquakes and beset by fires, the Kremlin’s fortunes have waxed and waned in tandem with those of Mother …

Munich Ice Magic at Karls-Place

The Münchener Eiszauber (Munich Ice Magic) is Munich's largest open air ice rink. It is usually open from late November until late January every …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

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Hedge fund files bankruptcy to dodge lawsuit at landmark-packed hotel unit

Billionaire investor John Paulson has put a real estate unit of his hedge fund into bankruptcy to thwart a lawsuit by a lender that claims it is owed …

Inside the largest duty-free shop on the planet

If you want to see the globe’s divergent proclivities in all their finely segmented glory, spend some time at the Dubai International Airport. The …

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more daredevil thrills and family-friendly fun for all ages than in the USA and Canada, where world-record-breaking roller coasters and waterslides meet pleasant throwbacks to the earliest days of theme parks. Get your adrenaline pumping and your trunks wet at our 10 favorite …

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Avalon Waterways Launches Amazon River Cruises

Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellano was the first explorer to sail the length of the mighty Amazon River and now, 471 years later, you can …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

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5 Favorite Summer Spots in New York

Those of us in Travelzoo's New York office are eagerly awaiting summer and its street festivals, rooftop lounges and concerts at Central Park. However, we're far from the only ones who love these spots, and sometimes we need a break from the crowds.<p>We're sharing our favorite less-explored summer …

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat. In …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

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