Month: December 2020

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The World’s Most Popular Filming Locations

Monument Valley, AZ and UT The dramatic plateaus, cloud-covered canyons, and rolling meadows of Arizona and Utah’s Monument Valley (near the Four Corners) have been popping up in Hollywood flicks since the early 1930s. As a postcard-picture representation of the American West, the region has been featured in fitting films like Stagecoach (featuring John Wayne), […]

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11 of the Coolest Things to Do in Brooklyn

Pilot, Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park Like Grand Banks’ Sherman Zwicker in Hudson River Park, Pilot is one of America’s most beloved wooden schooners. While the ship was once used as a ferry for World War II soldiers and has circumnavigated the world not once but twice—to the delight of Brooklyn day-drinkers and oyster slurpers—she retired to Brooklyn Bridge […]

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The Best Weekend Getaways from Miami

The Florida Keys Only an hour south of Miami, the iconic Florida Keys begin. Although this island oasis can’t escape the clichés of cheap daiquiris and Jimmy-Buffet-approved revelry, there are plenty of options for every type of traveler. For a girlfriend getaway, stay at Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, where you can relax beachside […]

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9 Best National Parks for Kids

Acadia National Park The trip to Acadia National Park is worth it for the views from Cadillac Mountain alone. At more than 1,500 feet, it’s the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard—something your kids will readily brag about to their friends back home. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, bobcats, moose, peregrine falcons, and other […]

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The Craziest Hotel Scandals in History

Orson Welles, Copacabana Palace, Rio Don’t get us wrong, splitting up is hard. But no matter how tragic the romance, there’s no excuse for destroying hotel property. Back in 1942, filmmaker Orson Welles got epically dumped by his then girlfriend, Delores Del Rio. Handling it like a mature adult, he went into a complete rampage, […]

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10 Best Luxury Hotels in Miami

1 Hotel South Beach Reclaimed woods, organic linens, and a massive living wall: 1 Hotel’s commitment to sustainability permeates every facet of this jumbo-sized oceanfront resort. But going green never comes at the expense of luxury. Its 425 airy rooms and suites average an impressive 700-square-feet each, among the largest in all South Beach, and guests in […]

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9 Secret Beaches Worth Making the Trip For

Smuggler’s Cove, Greece On the Ionian island of Zakynthos, Smuggler’s Cove (or Navagio beach) was named after the shipwrecked vessel that lies on its golden sands. One visit to the northwestern shore and you’ll wish you could be marooned here for eternity, too. Accessible by boat, the postcard-worthy waterfront and aquamarine waves are sheltered by […]

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The Best Bohemian Beach Getaways—Beyond Tulum

Isla Holbox, Mexico You have to fly to Cancún, drive two hours north to Chiquila, and take a 20-minute ferry to reach Isla Holbox, a lush, untouched island eight miles off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula—but those who do will find the kind of undisturbed sanctuary that’s long since left Tulum. Much of the […]

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10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Australia With its milky shoreline and gently lapping waves, this remote four-mile swath in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef–sheltered Whitsunday Islands chain is a sunbather’s dream. That’s because Whitehaven claims some of the world’s purest sand, a powder-like sediment that’s so white it doesn’t heat up and burn your toes even at the sun’s […]

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8 Secluded Beaches You Can Escape To This Summer

Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, Hawaii Verdant green cliffs, black sand and a waterfall tumbling down to the sea—if it weren’t so luxuriously warm and tropically-scented, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in Iceland. But Waipio Valley is all Hawaiian, from its history (rumored to be the sacred place where Hawaiian royalty grew nutrient-dense […]

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