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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…

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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