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Arlene Hochman Waller/Dreamstime The RV-rental site names its picks for outdoor adventures in state and national parks alike. In anticipation of 2019’s National Park Week, launching April 20 with entrance fees waived nationwide, RV rental site Outdoorsy (outdoorsy.com) has introduced digital guides to more than 40 national parks and a thousand state parks across the
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Irinia Doronina/Dreamstime The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris as it appeared before the fire of April 15, 2019. It’s been called the “beating heart of Paris,” and the iconic cathedral’s history—characterized by creation, destruction, and resurrection—sometimes reads like a Hollywood script. The April 15, 2019, fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris kept people
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These days, travelers are going way beyond paintings and sculptures. Full-immersion—complete with lights, sound, textures, and digital tricks—is a thrilling way to enjoy modern creativity. Quiet galleries lined with impressive collections displayed at arm’s length will always have their place, but lately, multi-sensory art installations that put the observer at the center of the action
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Svetlana Day/Dreamstime One of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame’s immense stained glass windows. One of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals caught fire Monday evening, destroying the roof and part of the iconic spire as firefighters worked to save the Paris landmark. The travel community is responding with disbelief at the news that a fire broke out
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Michael Bednarek/Dreamstime There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. If you happen to hear us cheering here in New York City today, it’s because JetBlue—one of our favorite airlines for reasonable fares, TV at every seat, free “Fly-Fi,” and
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These 10 spring getaways are so gorgeous and inspiring, you (almost) may not notice how affordable they are. You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get out there and savor everything a spring vacation has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of the best beaches, parkland, and cities where your dollar will
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Watchara Kokram/Dreamstime If you think you’re better off researching and booking your next vacation entirely online, you may be wasting serious time and money. Here’s how a good travel agent can help. Ask Aurelio Giordano why someone should use a travel agent these days, and his reply is reflexive: “Do you have a couple of
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Courtesy The Revolution Hotel Engaging design and a laid-back vibe define this boutique hotel, an homage to Boston’s history of innovation. In the lobby of the Revolution Hotel, there’s a vibrant mural by Tristan Eaton, a well-known West Coast artist. It features JFK, Paul Revere, and all the other individuals that people associate with Boston.
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Each of these jaw-dropping sites is stranger than the one before it. In fact, the only thing these unforgettable spots have in common is that they look like something out of science fiction. But they’re real and waiting for intrepid travelers! Some of the most otherworldly places on Earth are actually great travel destinations, too.
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Olga Bogatyrenko/Dreamstime There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. From knowing what kind of ID you need to board your next flight (including domestic flights that used to just require a driver’s license) to the most-searched fictional destination on
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No big city vacation is complete without a visit to a beautiful museum. Our favorite collections combine great locations—like Central Park, central Paris, or the Pacific Coast—with iconic, inspiring works of art. There’s nothing like a relaxing afternoon spent basking in the glory of world-famous paintings and sculptures—not to mention picking up a brag-worthy keepsake
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Drinking trends can be as specific to a given city as culinary traditions. Here are some tips for drinking like a local in eight regions around the U.S. When you travel to a region in the United States, you go prepared knowing the sports team, the signature dishes, and the cultural and historical landmarks. If
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Desislava Vasileva/Dreamstime See the sights without going bust. Dreaming of lazy afternoons on the Aegean, and mornings spent wandering ancient ruins and quaint cobblestone streets? You’re not alone: Greece is a hugely popular tourist destination, welcoming some 30 million visitors in 2018. But even though demand is high, a Hellenic vacation doesn’t have to break
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Concierges meet a lot of people, see a lot of things, and field a lot of intriguing requests. We checked in with a woman in Washington, D.C., who’s seen the world from her desk in a hotel lobby. Cynthia Van Zandt has seen a lot from behind her desk—guests panicked because of lost luggage, couples
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Dreamstime Ready to visit the real Hogwarts? Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be an actual dream trip! We’re cheering the announcement this morning that a brand-new airline will be offering flights to some out-of-this-world destinations that we never thought we’d actually see. Charybdis Air, the new flagship airline of Freedonia (one of Europe’s lesser-known
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