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Off-Season Summer Getaways

With school out and traditional destinations prone to crowds, finding value and quiet in your summer vacation can be an onerous task. But there’s an alternative. Affording an opportunity to hit iconic destinations at a fraction of the cost, the off-season summer getaway is moving into the mainstream. The Swiss Alps, for example, teem with activity and high prices in winter, but right now rates are lower and the jagged mountain peaks are prime for hiking and mountain biking. Herein, eight destinations to explore off-season.

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48 hours in Calgary

Thousands of out-of-towners descend on Calgary in early July for Stampede. The 10-day, rodeo-centric event isn’t everyone’s can of beer, but as I discovered, you don’t need to like barrel racing or bull riding to fall in love with Cowtown. The city’s bikeability, dynamic dining scene and proximity to unspoiled wilderness prove she’s no one trick pony.

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Hotels in Historic Locations

Indulging our inner history buff, we delve into a number of venerable cities, and the hotels therein, taking a look at some under-the-radar aspects that make them worth a visit.

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Nine Places to Soak up Patio Season

As summer spreads good vibes and rays of sunshine across the northern hemisphere, it means it’s time to dust off the trusty outdoor furniture and fire up the barbecue. One welcome trend we’ve observed in 2017 is the growing number of hotels promoting remarkable, one-of-a-kind patio experiences. This week on the blog, we take a look at nine hotels that are decked out.

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Six Reasons to Eat, Stay and Love Bali

If you’ve read the novel Eat, Pray, Love, you’re familiar with the natural beauty of Bali. The book recounts the year author Elizabeth Gilbert took to travel the world, making stops in Italy (to eat), India (to pray), and Bali (to love). The island has a transformative effect on Gilbert, and its success has had a similarly dramatic effect on tourism in Bali. If you haven’t decided on a vacation destination this year, read on as we make the case for this paradise island, and six perfect Kiwi Collection destinations.

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15 Places You Must Visit in Canada

As far as we’re concerned, Canada has always been a must-see destination (it’s the country Kiwi Collection calls home, so we’re a wee bit biased), but this year she’s got the spotlight on her because of her big 150th birthday. In honor of the milestone, we recount a few of our favorite places and the compelling reasons to go there.

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Spotlight: NH Collection’s Historic-meets-Modern Portfolio

Rising quickly to become one of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands, NH Collection’s portfolio of European hotels continues to grow apace. In this week’s blog, we take a closer look at six of these magnificent hotels, each located in a beguiling locale.

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Have Clubs Will Travel: 10 Great Golf Getaways

The venerable game of golf originated on the rugged links of Scotland, but nowadays over 50% of the world’s courses are located in the United States, and there are courses set in diverse locales such as deserts, mountain passes and tropical rainforests. With such a buffet of options, it can be difficult to hone in on the best venue, but we hone in on nine hotels where spectacular golf is central to the guest experience.

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5 Epic Father’s Day Escapes

Here’s the thing with dads: most of them would probably be happy with a case of beer for Father’s Day. But every once and awhile it’s nice to take it up a notch, with, say, a weekend in the craft brewery capital of the U.S. That, or one of the other weekend getaways herein, including golfing by the beach or fly fishing a famed river.

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Globetrotting photogs and bloggers share their summer travel plans

Still undecided on where in the world to vacay this summer? We asked six of our photographer and blogger friends who’re avid travelers to tell us where they’re planning to go next.

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