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Photo essay: 36 hours in Amsterdam

Choosing to take a lengthy layover in Amsterdam en route to Kenya is a ‘Dam good idea, I recently discovered. The Venice of the North does more than simply break up the monotony of 20-odd hours on planes and in airports; it winds you down and fills you up. There’s even a Dutch word for the feeling: gezellig. Easy to get around, on foot or by bicycle, the city makes a little time go a long way. Art, sightseeing, genever tasting, Michelin star meals—all in under 36 hours.

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The Itinerary: Robert Wright’s Miami, Part II

Between his previous gig as director of marketing at Soludos and his new one running his own brand inspired by global wanderings, New Yorker Robert Wright is seriously well traveled. We had the self-professed “escape artist” spill his Miami secrets, and he’s got so much intel, it wouldn’t fit into just one post. Spotlighting Wynwood’s charms, here’s part II.

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The Itinerary: Robert Wright’s Miami, Part I

Robert Wright’s Instagram bio simply reads “escape artist,” and he’s good at it. His last gig as Soludos’ director of marketing took him ’round the world—India, Morocco, France, Portugal—and now that the New Yorker is running his own global wanderings-inspired brand, he’ll be racking up even more miles. A Miami, Florida regular, he dishes on all his fave places in the city (and there’s so much good stuff, we had to split it into two parts—more to come).

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Photo Essay: Park City

A spotlight shines on Park City, Utah every January when celebs and film execs clog its quaint streets for the Sundance Film Festival, but the ski town doesn’t need star power to entice visitors. Just 45-minutes from the Salt Lake, it’s one easiest ski destinations to reach from an international airport. That leaves more time for skiing, obviously, but also all the other good stuff, such as whisky tasting, boot shopping and hot tubing. Herein, I recount my winter weekend itinerary.

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10 Questions: Valeriya Savchuk, Grand Pigalle Hotel

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Valeriya Savchuk of Grand Pigalle Hotel in Paris, France.

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The Chef’s 8: Arturo Dalhuisen, The White Room

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Arturo Dalhuisen of The White Room at NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky.

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10 Questions: Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser, The Sukhothai Bangkok

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser of The Sukhothai Bangkok.

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Photo Essay: Palm Springs

After vacating the White House and before vacationing on Necker Island, Barack Obama enjoyed three days in Palm Springs. And who can blame the man formerly known as President for making a desert pit stop—the city is an oasis of arts and leisure. Lazing by the pool is a typical and perfectly acceptable modus operandi, but on a recent weekend getaway I discovered six side activities to complement the sun and chlorine.

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The List: 7 Ways to Ring in the New Year

No matter how low the bar is set, having zero expectations for New Year’s Eve is a near-impossible feat. But, good news, science (more like personal trial-and-error) has concluded that the greatest equation for NYE happiness is to get out of town, because going somewhere new is innately exciting. Now, where to go? Easy, herein, seven atypical experiences to celebrate another calendar year.

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10 Questions: Christina Binder-Egger, Das Posthotel

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Christina Binder-Egger of Das Posthotel in Austria’s Zillertal Valley.

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