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Slideshow: Driving Through the Scottish Highlands

— When you drive through the Scottish Highlands, you want to stop constantly and take photos. The problem, of course, is that photos can’t really re-create the feeling of being surrounded by the magnificent scenery. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t feel the compulsive need to capture the amazing views. And now that I’m […]

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When Is the Best Time to Go to Miami? Design Miami

When is the best time to go to Miami? The answer is simple but sounds a little confusing: Design Miami/Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. In other words, the best time to go to Miami is the second weekend in December when North America’s most prestigious art and design shows take place. Designers, artists, curators, […]

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Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens: All Aboard for This New Family Tradition

I had heard about the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden for years, but I had always thought that it was something just for kids. Until I had my son (who just turned two), I didn’t get excited about trains unless I was planning a trip to Europe. But now that trains […]

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The Best Christmas Lights Around the World in 2012

Santa Claus’s round-the-world flight every Christmas Eve has long been the envy of the travel world. Circling the globe by private jet, er sleigh, and getting to see all the world’s best Christmas lights sounds like it would be the perfect winter holiday. For those who can’t figure out how to hitch a ride with […]

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Sarasota Chalk Festival: Fleeting Masterpieces in Florida

The streets of Sarasota were covered in chalk masterpieces from October 28-Nov 6, thanks to the Sarasota Chalk Festival. The event is free for artists and free for voyeurs — it’s designed to draw customers to local businesses. There was no shortage of talent here as artists (including full-time professional street painters) and musicians flocked […]

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Quinta da Regaleira: Sintra’s Underrated Palace

Quinta da Regaleira, an eclectic, almost spooky palace in Sintra, Portugal, was nothing short of amazing. most visitors to Sintra, however, will probably end up passing it over for the more popular palaces. If we weren’t staying within walking distance from it at the historic, luxurious Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais then we probably would have […]

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The Best Christmas Lights Around the World

All travel buffs are secretly jealous of Santa Claus. Who wouldn’t to travel around the globe in a single night, in a flying sleigh led by nine reindeer. The speed! The comfort! And no baggage restrictions! Plus, he gets to see all of the world’s best Christmas decorations. With Rudolph leading the way, here’s a […]

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