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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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Insider’s Guide: Melbourne

Making the move to Melbourne two years ago, Anna Lotfipour promptly fell in love with the place. As a former Pacific Northwester she knows good coffee, and as current marketing guru for fashion label LIFEwithBIRD she’s dialed in on art and design, so we picked her brain on Australia’s unofficial cultural capital.

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Proust Travel Questionnaire: Jackie Kai Ellis, The Paris Tours

Life is pretty sweet for Jackie Kai Ellis. After studying pastry in Paris, she opened the much-loved Beaucoup Bakery & Café in Vancouver, and she routinely returns to the City of Light to guide The Paris Tours, an intimate walking tour of its most toothsome pâtisseries and chocolate shops (psst, the next one is this September). Herein, she sheds light on her travel loves and loathes.

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Hotel Spotlight: Santa Ynez Inn

Snuggled in the foothills of California’s Santa Barbara wine country, the intimate 20-room Santa Ynez Inn offers an atmosphere of understated luxury coupled with generous hospitality, for those seeking an indulgent wine country getaway. Designed after a historic turn-of-the-century Inn, juxtaposed with all the conveniences of a modern luxury boutique bed and breakfast, Santa Ynez […]

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