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Upscale hotels elevate the guest experience

Gone are the days when it was enough for a hotel to have rain shower heads and high thread-count sheets. In a world where there are more hotels to choose from than ever, luxury and business accommodations are focusing on the extras to set their hotels apart from the rest.

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A timeless spot in Mexico has appeal for all ages

“This is the best dessert ever!” my 6-year-old son gushed enthusiastically as he dunked a churro into a cup brimming with Mexican hot chocolate. He might have wanted to say more but decided to concentrate on downing the cinnamon-sugared wand of fried dough instead. I didn’t blame him; I was practically hoovering up my order. He, my wife and I were sitting in Cafe San Agustin, a go-to sweet spot in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The brightly lit, always busy churreria’s walls are covered with photos and media clippings of its owner, telenovela star Margarita Gralia, and wicker baskets hang from the ceiling.
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The new International Spy Museum is bigger, bolder and more beautiful

Now in a larger space, the International Spy Museum sports plenty of gadgets, games and pop culture references. But it digs into heavier topics, too, with exhibitions focused on the use of torture in interrogations, the psychology behind the agent-handler relationship and the ethics of mass surveillance.
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Will odds be (ever) in your favor in Las Vegas?

UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Las Vegas and “The Hunger Games” have collided in the form of a new exhibit, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which opened this month at MGM Grand, based on the four-part, hit-film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson and Donald Sutherland.