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Independent reviews series: Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
Where to Go Next: Watch Leaves Fall in Portugal’s Douro
Independent reviews series: Parador de Carmona, Spain
Israel: Impressions of Tel Aviv
Israel: Visiting the wine country of Galilee
5 ways to become enchanted with Hania

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Independent reviews series: Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa

It was Ben’s birthday, so we headed to the best hotel of Japan’s top resort spot. We were only looking for great R&R, but we ended up with so much more…

Naha, Okinawa: Up close at the world’s largest tug of war (with VIDEO)

In 1995, the Guinness Book of World Records named it the largest rope in the world. How large is Guinness-large? Try 200 meters long (656 feet) and 2.2 meters thick (7.2 feet), for a whopping 43 metric tons of rice straw (94,799 pounds)!     Now for a bit of background. It all began over 500 […]

Where to Go Next: Watch Leaves Fall in Portugal’s Douro

We know where to see the leaves turn this autumn: it’s the UNESCO-listed Douro River region of Portugal, whose undulating hills offer spectacular views and port wine.

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Where to Go Next: Watch Leaves Fall in Portugal’s Douro

We know where to see the leaves turn this autumn: it’s the UNESCO-listed Douro River region of Portugal, whose undulating hills offer spectacular views and port wine.

A perfect day in Seoul

Follow us to Seoul, city of glittering high rises and centuries-old city walls, for an ideal 24-hour itinerary

Tel Aviv restaurants: our favorite places to eat

Follow us to the White City of Tel Aviv, Israel, where we uncover the best places to eat during your stay

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Where to Go Next

Where to Go Next: Watch Leaves Fall in Portugal’s Douro

We know where to see the leaves turn this autumn: it’s the UNESCO-listed Douro River region of Portugal, whose undulating hills offer spectacular views and port wine.

Where to go next: summer edition

Still deciding where to go this summer? It’s time for the second installment of the series where we share our top travel pick, one full quarter in advance.

Start Booking: Where to go next

The first post in our Start Bookin’ series features our suggestion for what to do this spring: cycle the greenways of the Costa Brava, Spain

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Hamburg: so productive, except with babies

In a city known for productivity, a cheeky boat captain thinks they’re falling behind in one key area…

Picking self-serve flowers in Germany’s hills

Fields of flowers are coloring the landscape again this year, siphoning off my spare change. It’s just one of many surprises Germany offers in summertime.

Travels with a Pyrenees Border Collie

The life and travels of the world’s most lovable dog, as told by her biographer and biggest fan.

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