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The List: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Around the Globe

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a national holiday in Mexico that marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a historically vital victory for Mexico over a numerically superior French army. Just like St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the day has grown over time to become a broader celebration of Mexican culture with parades, dancing and traditional Mexican food. While the event is obviously celebrated with gusto south of the border, more and more celebrations are popping up globally to mark the event. Below, we take a look at some of the more unique global events, some in far-flung destinations with little direct links to Mexico.

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The Chef’s 8: Chris Cummer, Andaz Wall Street

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 Chris Cummer of Andaz Wall Street.

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The Chef’s 8: Michael Poutawa, The Peninsula Bangkok

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 Michael Poutawa of The Peninsula Bangkok.

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The List: 9 Romantic Retreats

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for couples to stoke the fires away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As big believers in the power of love (and not just the Frankie Goes to Hollywood jam), we’ve traversed the globe to find nine swoon-worthy sanctuaries located in seriously sexy local

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Insiders’ Guide: Where Travel Pros Want to Go in 2016

The hardest part of planning a trip (other than finding the time) is deciding where in this wide, wonderful world to go. So we called on a few of our travel writer and photographer friends to inspire us for 2016. Herein, their personal destination picks for the new year.

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The List: Exploring the Best of Iberia

For generations, Portugal and Spain made their mark on the world through the adventures of legendary figures like Christopher Columbus and Fernando Magellan. In modern times this script has very much flipped, with tourists flocking to the Iberian Peninsula in droves to revel in the pleasant weather and charming locals. Given the overwhelming choice of destinations and experiences, we’ve selected eight Iberian hotels that deserve closer exploration in 2016.

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10 Questions: Lizzy Kelk, Art’otel Amsterdam

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Lizzy Kelk of Art’otel Amsterdam.

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Trip Tips: Wine and Dine at Whistler’s Cornucopia

Whistler showcases its finest food and drink at the annual Cornucopia event, held every November (this year’s dates: November 5 to 15). Dubbed a “festival for the indulgent and the connoisseur,” guests experience gala dinners and wine tastings; participate in culinary and drink demonstrations; and, learn from industry professionals in interactive seminars. Herein, a palate plan of action.

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The List: 9 Destinations with Michelin Star Dining

Hotel dining has never been trendier, or tastier, thanks to a vanguard of talented young chefs plying their trade at many of the world’s top properties. If the idea of combining a luxury getaway with collecting some Michelin stars sounds appealing, read on as we recommend nine hotels where good taste is all encompassing.

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Insider’s Guide: Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

All roads lead to wine. Isn’t that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a choice time to sit down and plan a road trip through wine country. A wine writer with a street synonym for a last name, Judith Lane is the perfect brain to pick about a grape-centered quest. Read on for her region-by-region pro tips.

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