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Calling Los Cabos: Richness of Mexico means more than just luxury

LOS CABOS, Mexico — When Adina Lopez moved back to Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur, she didn’t expect to find hidden treasure. After a decade abroad, living and traveling in Europe, France and the United States – and fluent in English and French – she assumed that her hometown hadn’t changed. An exclusive vacation destination when she left, it was certainly still ...
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Huatulco’s imprint in the sand: Rescuers ignore the odds to save Oaxaca’s turtles

Growing up as the daughter of missionaries, my childhood travels were usually centered on giving back. From South Africa and Hong Kong to Romania and Tanzania, each purposeful journey involved some level of digging ditches, feeding children, raising awareness and rescuing the lost. By the time I graduated from college, I went rogue, traveling for the sake of my own benefit, longing for ...
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A stunning new way to see Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario, Canada – The grandeur of Niagara Falls keeps tourists seeking new and better views of the natural wonder — and it’s easy to find them. On both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the river, you can gaze from lookouts, boat tours, a bridge, towers with wide windows, helicopter rides and even a zipline. But the newest view in town may also be the most fascinating. It’s found ...

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What it’s really like to take a European night train

Over the past few years, much has been made about the renaissance of the European night train. A while back, I gave sleeper trains’ newfound head of steam a shout-out in a broader story on the healthy status of European rail back in early 2020 – right before the travel world was turned upside down by the pandemic.
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6 stunning beach destinations for solo travelers

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2023

Warmer temperatures tend to bring out the adventurer in all of us. And what’s more adventurous than a solo trip? Getting away with family or friends is fun, to be sure, but when you’re on your own you really start to feel like an explorer.
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Greenland wants you to visit, but not all at once

“The weather decides”: It could almost be the motto of Greenland. Visitors drawn to this North Atlantic island to see its powder blue glaciers, iceberg-clogged fjords and breathtakingly stark landscapes quickly learn to respect the elements, and they’re sometimes rewarded for it.
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In New Zealand, sauvignon wishes and sashimi dreams

For my first night in New Zealand’s South Island, I had booked an Airbnb in Hawkesbury, a hamlet in the middle of the country’s most important wine region, Marlborough, famous for the huge quantities of sauvignon blanc it produces. The single-lane dirt road to my lodging snaked past some rusty vehicles in the middle of a working farm, dipped down into a valley, ascended and then circled a steep hill, finally revealing a small, perfect cabin nestled on a gentle slope. The only things visible from my home for the night were rolling hills blanketed in vivid green, backed by rocky mountains towering over them.
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New director talks about her vision for Seattle’s Frye Art Museum

Jan. 18—Growing up in Missouri, Jamilee Lacy used to travel to Seattle to visit extended family over the summer. With a hometown the size of Fayette, which currently has a population under 3,000, Lacy said she considered Seattle her "first city." Years later, Lacy is preparing to make Seattle her new home as she takes the reins as executive director of the Frye Art Museum on March 1, ...
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For Richmond, a compelling new chapter

History is not necessarily being rewritten in Richmond, Virginia, but there is a compelling new chapter in the works. The state capital, once the capital of the Confederacy, is reckoning with its legacy of slavery and Jim Crow-era racism: The mansion-lined Monument Avenue is now devoid of Confederate statues, and just recently, on a busy intersection 2 miles away, the last remaining city-owned statue of a Confederate officer, Ambrose P. Hill, was brought down.
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We’ve lost our luggage, and our minds

No flights, no rental cars, no Christmas, but luggage everywhere. Everywhere! Everywhere but where we need it. Luggage lined up in Dallas terminals like dwarf soldiers in a nightmare reveille. Rings of luggage encircling empty carousels in Chicago, in a kind of artistic commentary on capitalism and modern itinerancy. (Medium: thermoplastic polymer on wheels.)
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7 New Escapes in the Caribbean

If your idea of a winter vacation means trading snowmen for sand castles, it’s time to make your Caribbean escape. From Anguilla to Turks and Caicos, new hotels have sprung up across the region, including an off-the-grid, eco-chic hideaway, a getaway beside one of the largest reef systems in the world, and a resort steps from what’s being billed as “the first world-class theme park in the Caribbean.” Some properties are even offering opening discounts. So book a flight and grab a swimsuit. Whether you want to pile your plate high at an all-inclusive resort or spring for a suite in St. Barts, these seven destinations aim to ensure that the only thing frozen this winter will be the cocktail in your hand.

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