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Photo Essay: Santa Barbara When it Sizzles

Santa Barbara, along with the rest of California, may be experiencing a drought, but the city is never short on beautiful views and fun things to do—be it beach days, day hikes or wine tasting. On a recent trip, with a friend born and raised there, I dabbled in a little of everything the American Riviera has to offer.

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10 Questions: Mary Giuliano, Vdara Hotel & Spa Las Vegas

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to Mary Giuliano, general manager of Las Vegas’ Vdara Hotel and Spa.

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10 Questions: Korbinian Kohler, Hotel Bachmair Weissach

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to Korbinian Kohler, general manager of the Hotel Bachmair Weissach in Bavaria, Germany.

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Photo Essay: Summer in Rome

While blazing hot and brimming with tourists right now, Rome is so magical a place that it manages to overcome those things and offer up a bounty of pleasures. I got a taste of those charms on a recent work trip. Herein, the highlights, many of which included food, obviously.

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Experience: A Life of Duke-like Leisure at Madrid’s AC Santo Mauro

Giuseppe and Bruna Antonioli take a leisurely trip to Madrid and stay at AC Santo Mauro where they live like Duke and Duchess. They share with us all the juicy details.

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City Travel Guide: 10 Spots to Shop and Snack in Brooklyn, New York

What was once known as a rough and tumble borough in New York is now one of the hippest and progressive neighborhoods in the city (Michelle Williams lives there for one). Filled to the brim with shops, restaurants and ridiculously stylish people, Brooklyn is a worthy way to spend a day. Herein, an itinerary of fabulous shops and food stops.

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Photo Essay: Springtime in Vancouver

Vancouver is routinely hailed as one of the most beautiful cities to live in, and with good reason: there aren’t many places in the world where mountains, skyscrapers and the sea converge, and that rain everyone likes to complain about, it keeps everything vibrantly green. There isn’t a bad time to visit, but springtime heading into summer is particularly spectacular, what with cherry blossoms and spot prawns in the mix. Here’s a snapshot (well, snapshots) of the city right now to stoke travel plans.

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Experience: Eco-minded pampering and play at El Mangroove

In Costa Rica, writer Rebecca Tay gets a taste of the country’s infamous “pura vida” at El Mangrove, a new eco-friendly resort that takes its spa-ing and adventuring seriously.

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Experience: Stunning Vistas and Very Fresh Oysters at Saffire Freycinet

Put yourself in Paul Lacaze and Tess Simmons’ shoes. The two traveled to Saffire Freycinet in the wilds of Tasmania and recount its pleasures here, some of which include taking in astounding views and shooting back a freshly shucked oyster you just harvested yourself from local waters.

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The Road Trip: Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula

After much vacation indecision, writer Rebecca Tay and her boyfriend decide to explore Costa Rica by car and discover it’s the perfect way to explore the country’s Nicoya Peninsula.

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