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The List: Copa America 2016 Destination Guide

A veritable galaxy of soccer stars takes to fields across the United States this summer for a unique tournament to find the best team in the Americas. The Copa America is usually contested between South American sides. As 2016 marks the centenary of the competition, a special, one-off tournament will be held that includes the best sides from North, Central and South America. Tournament games will take place across 10 host cities, so we’re taking a look at the venues and cities and sharing a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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The List: 5 Getaways to Gift Mom

Flowers and a card are sweet and all, but they don’t really come close to conveying deep gratitude to the good women who raised us. Nothing can really, but a spoil-her holiday comes a bit closer. Herein, five different kinds of getaways to give this Mother’s Day.

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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 List: Spend Some Thyme in These Hotel Herb Gardens

While a comfy bed and all the mod cons are a must, guests nowadays expect a little more from their hotel experience. Ever the savvy people pleasers, hotels are duly obliging, offering extras as eclectic as bee colonies, cooking classes and rental bikes. This week, we’re flexing our green fingers and taking a look at 11 hotels that stock their kitchens with treasures from their own herb gardens. So, without further dill-ay, let’s dive in.

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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 List: Eight Relaxing Adult-Inspired Getaways

The mewling of a cranky toddler (especially if it’s not your own) is the express way to shattering the tranquility of a vacation. While Murphy’s Law usually provides one of these noisemakers on the plane, having to deal with it upon arrival can be easily avoided. Picking a hotel away from the well-trodden family path ensures the utmost in ambience, so we’ve decided to provide a few ideas with some of Kiwi Collection’s finest hotels for an adult-inspired getaway.

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The List: Add Some Color to Your Next Getaway

Being surrounded with bright colors can’t help but have a cheering effect on a person’s mood, so when picking out a hotel, why settle for somewhere drab? Inspired by some of Kiwi Collection’s brightest lights, we’ve put together a list of ten wonderfully colorful hotels.

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Trip Tips: 6 US National Parks to Visit in 2016

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates its Centennial. April 16 to 24, 2016 makes it even more enticing to visit one of the 400 parks with free admission. To narrow down the choices, here are six picks across the country with corresponding plush accommodation for those who don’t care to camp.

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Spotlight: Kimpton Style in the Sunshine State

Through a dedication to personalized service and the boutique feel of their 60 plus locations, Kimpton Hotels have been building quite the reputation in the hospitality world. Combine this with a little rest and relaxation in the Sunshine State and it’s easy to see why their Florida locations have been earning rave reviews. We take a closer look at Kimpton’s Kiwi Collection portfolio in Florida.

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Trip Tips: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

To be or not to be isn’t the question, it’s where to be on April 23, 2016, which marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (only the world’s most famous playwright). Herein, a few key Shakespearean places and events to work into thy schedule.

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