Featured Destination: New Zealand

Featured Destination: New Zealand

Experience the very best of New Zealand - The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge - with one special family of properties. Three unique lodges in three stunning locations, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge collectively provide guests with the very best New Zealand has to offer. Set on over 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs is just a 45 minute flight from Auckland and enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the championship golf course, Golf Digest naming it #1 International in its World’s 50 Best Golf Hotels.

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Featured Destination: Lisbon

Featured Destination: Lisbon

With its century-old tram system and dusky pink evening hues, Lisbon is a monumental city blessed with a feeling of measured serenity. But underneath the brightly tiled exteriors of its traditional azulejos façade is a city bursting with the ideas and initiative of a forward-looking generation. Colorful and charming, undulating and eclectic, Lisbon is a collection of bairros (districts) spread across seven hills.

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Featured Destination: Merida

Featured Destination: Merida

Merida is the largest city on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula; a place where city cool meets colonial Mexican charm. Its enduring Mayan traditions and distinctive architecture, which draws on Renaissance, baroque, Moorish, and Gothic styles, evoke Mexico’s colonial towns, while the large student population lends the town a vibrant urban energy. Mérida is also a great base from which to explore the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and Dzibilchaltún, or the quiet beaches of the Flamingo Coast, named for the pink flamingos that inhabit its lagoons.

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Featured Destination: Mauritius

Featured Destination: Mauritius

A melting pot in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is home to stunning beaches, natural attractions, and some of the rarest plants and animals around. Fill your days with activities like sailing a catamaran to a snorkeling spot, kayaking through lagoons, exploring ancient caves, touring colonial plantation homes and Hindu temples, browsing local markets, and sampling Creole-inspired cuisine. Or simply kick back, relax, and soak up the sand and surf.

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Featured Destination: Singapore

Featured Destination: Singapore

Singapore is a commercial hub filled with true beauty and ethnic enclaves. The shopping and dining are world-class (visit The White Rabbit, just off the Dempsey area), and the nightlife is too (Zouk is one of the most popular nightclubs in Asia). But the true beauty and ethnic heritage of the country, from the Botanic Gardens to China, make it truly stand out.

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Featured Destination: Amsterdam

Featured Destination: Amsterdam

Amsterdam thrives on its canal culture, where museums, shops and cruises offer urbane diversions for all types of travelers. Shop until you drop at big label boutiques on Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat or meander through the funky shops in De 9 Straatjes, a favorite for fun cafes, vintage shops, and amazing eateries. If you want the true local experience, Amsterdam is a city best explored by bike. You will experience this thriving city in a way that is both fully immersive and exhilarating. That warm and cozy feeling will hit as you meander around Prinsengracht, watching beautiful houseboats bob, drinking cappuccinos in 350-year-old bars, and stumbling upon endless hidden wonders along the many canals. 

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Featured Destination: Budapest

Featured Destination: Budapest

Budapest straddles the Danube River, with the city of Buda on one bank and the city of Pest on the other. You can’t go wrong either way. In fact, a great way to start your visit is to take in the view from one of the bridges connecting the two sides. Afterward, head off on a coffeehouse or pub crawl, sample some of the city’s famous goulash, enjoy a show at one of the many concert halls, or take a long soak in a hot spring at an area bathhouse.

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Featured Destination: Puerto Rico

Featured Destination: Puerto Rico

San Juan is renowned for its historic walled center, museums and casinos, but Puerto Rico is also rife with outdoor attractions. Hike El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System. Dive among coral reefs off Mona Island, home of sunken Spanish galleons. On a moonless night, tour the phosphorescent bays at Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve or Vieques’ Mosquito Bay, where tiny organisms illuminate the waters.

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Featured Destination: Botswana

Featured Destination: Botswana

One of the high points of travel to Botswana is seeing animals in their natural habitat, be that the Rhino Trail, Nata Bird Sanctuary, Moremi Gorge, Chief's Island, or Krokavango Crocodile Farm. Despite its natural beauty, though, Botswana offers a high degree of sophistication for travelers as well – resorts dot the country.

Khwai is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of your own private deck. As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife. The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

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Featured Destination: Lana'i

Featured Destination: Lana'i

Unspoiled, easy-going and endlessly beautiful, this is the Hawaii captured in vintage postcards – part adventure and part romance, with opportunities to experience local culture at every turn. Venture into Lana'i City to shop local boutiques, play a round of golf on a Jack Nicklaus Signature championship course, explore the island’s stunning terrain on horseback, Jeep 4x4, hike or Polaris UTV, set sail for a catamaran on the blue Pacific Ocean or adventure by helicopter for breathtaking views of this magical island. Whether you’re seeking an outdoor adventure, a romantic escape or a cultural discovery, you’ll find it on Lana'i. 

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Featured Destination: Aspen

Featured Destination: Aspen

Aspen will soon become one of your favorite resort towns. Cultural yet athletic, intellectual yet simplistic, extravagant yet authentic, artistic yet absurd: Aspen is the upscale, ski-town home of many definitions. Whether taking to the powder in the winter or bicycling to the top of Independence Pass in warmer months, you will find no shortage of heart-racing activities here. Indie music festivals, high-end mom-and-pop shops, and exuberant dining and drinking spots are common and welcomed experiences.

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Featured Destination: Seychelles

Featured Destination: Seychelles

Nestled in the Indian Ocean, just off the East African Coast, you will find the tropical archipelago of Seychelles. Praslin Island, home to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, boasts emerald waters and gold sand beaches backed by rainforests and waterfalls. Lovers of fauna will keep an eye out for the black parrot while divers can explore the incredible coral reefs off Praslin’s shores.

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Featured Destination: Jackson Hole

Featured Destination: Jackson Hole

With skiing terrain that is among the best in North America and two premier national parks nearby, Jackson Hole is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s outdoor offerings in all four seasons. Alpine and cross-country skiing are joined by nature treks and guided tours, as well as more uncommon options: heli-skiing, dog sledding, white water rafting, fly fishing, photography tours and more.

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Featured Destination: Vienna

Featured Destination: Vienna

The Wiener Weihnachts Traum Christmas Market, located in front of City Hall in Vienna, is up and running for the season! Wandering cozily through the market you will find sweet treats, charming gifts, flavorful punches, and the perfect gifts to spoil your friends and family. From fun shaped chocolates to traditional wooden toys, and a grand Christmas tree to marvel at and take pictures in front of, the Wiener Weihnachts Traum Christmas Market has a little something to satisfy everyone. 

 

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Featured Destination: Chicago

Featured Destination: Chicago

Chicago residents defend every aspect of their city fiercely, and rightfully so -- some consider it the crown jewel of America from a cultural/shopping standpoint. Visit Magnificent Mile (stopping to nosh/drink along the way), then pop in to the Art Institute and Field Museum. If it's summer, take in a Cubs/White Sox game and grab a drink in Wrigleyville afterwards.

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Featured Destination: Playa del Carmen

Featured Destination: Playa del Carmen

Offering an irresistible blend of Mexican spirit and European sophistication, the charming seaside town of Playa del Carmen offers an exciting array of boutiques located at the Playa's main promenade, which opens exclusively to pedestrians. Illustrious boutiques aside, the town presents numerous open-air restaurants, superb swimming and snorkeling opportunities and a vibrant nightlife that satisfies all.

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Featured Destination: Colombia

Featured Destination: Colombia

Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, a fact that attracts travelers looking for variety in their vacation. It is bordered by the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific on another, so if you want great beaches, you have got it. The Andes are here too, so if you prefer mountainous landscapes, you are good to go. Got jungle fever? Set your sights on the Amazon. Whatever environment your heart desires, Colombia surely has it.

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