The 52 Places Traveler: In Uzbekistan, Encounters With a Dead Goat. But in a Good Way.

The 52 Places Traveler Traveling along the fabled Silk Road to Tashkent and beyond, the 52 Places Traveler joined the ...
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Travel Tips: How to Take Better Travel Photos, Without a New Camera

I have a secret to tell you: You don’t need an expensive camera. Don’t get me wrong, I love my ...
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WIRECUTTER: How to Travel Without Leaving a Trace

Niagara Falls and its surrounding parks see millions of visitors a year, and all that foot traffic results in a ...
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El Al Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Into Coma

A flight attendant for El Al, the Israeli national airline, is comatose after becoming ill with the measles on a ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Mendocino County

Ninety miles north of San Francisco, Mendocino County is just faraway enough to have narrowly escaped the Bay Area’s radical ...
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Tombstone Tourism’s Last Stop, a Plot of Your Own in Vienna

Vienna’s No. 71 tram leaves from outside the old Vienna Stock Exchange building in the city’s central district, and reaches ...
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Paris’s Cathedral of Imagination and Memory

A busker’s ode to Notre-Dame I’m embarrassed by the thought of it now, nearly 30 years later: me busking in ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: Mistakes? In 3 Months on the Road, I’ve Made a Few

The 52 Places Traveler A quarter of the way through a yearlong trip, the 52 Places Traveler reflects on some ...
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Check In: Hotel Review: Shinola Hotel, Detroit

Rates A standard room with a queen bed starts at $195. The Basics At this year’s Oscar ceremony, the “Green ...
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Heads Up: For a Seattle Enclave, Isolation May Be Its Salvation

South Park, one of Seattle’s dwindling blue-collar pockets, is on the rise. Yet the scruffy, geographically isolated enclave has managed ...
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Zone 1 or Group E? Making Sense of the New Boarding Rules

For airlines, time on the ground is money. Financially speaking, planes only earn revenue for their companies when they are ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Marseille

No city divides the French like Marseille. For every admirer cooing about the sun-warmed sea, craggy coastlines, fish-rich bouillabaisse and ...
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Getting on a Plane for the Royal Baby

For most people traveling to London, the list of things to do and places to see is long and exhaustive, ...
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JetBlue Will Begin Service to London in 2021

JetBlue Airways, the New York-based low cost carrier, announced on Wednesday that it would begin flying across the Atlantic Ocean, ...
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Demand for Boeing’s 737 Slows as Planes Remain Grounded

Boeing announced on Tuesday that it received far fewer orders for its 737 jets in the first quarter of 2019 ...
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A Remarkable Rail Journey Into the Horn of Africa’s Past, and Future

We were around 30 miles shy of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, when the train hit a cow, its impact signaled by ...
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Knowing Natchez by Its Dead

Make your way around Natchez, Miss., and you get the sense that if some people ever got really close to ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Louis

Before travelers could fly there, St. Louis, on the Mississippi River, was a natural point of continental convergence for rails, ...
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Plan a Careful Budget, Then Get Ready to Splurge

During a 10-day tour of India, Farryn Truen sketched out an ambitious itinerary to visit Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, ...
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Trending: When It Comes to Travel Rewards, Younger Travelers Are Being Heard

There is no shortage of generalizations about America’s younger generations, but one that definitely rings true is their desire to ...
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Boeing Whistle-Blower Claims to Be Investigated by Senate Committee

The Senate Commerce Committee is investigating whistle-blower claims that Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors who evaluated Boeing’s 737 Max airplane ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: I Walked the Length of Manhattan. Here Is What I Found.

The 52 Places Traveler Is it possible to be a tourist in your own home? The 52 Places Traveler gives ...
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Vietnam’s Empty Forests

Despite long and tragic wars with the Japanese, the French, the Chinese and the United States during the last century, ...
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Frugal Traveler: Airline Booking Hacks: What Works, and What Might Get You in Trouble

Between bargain-shopping travelers and airlines flashing ephemeral prices, searching for the lowest airfares can feel like a game of cat ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

To come to this sprawling, dynamic Brazilian city without preconceptions, whether they’re about bikinis or President Jair Bolsonaro, is just ...
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update: Pack Those Binoculars. It’s Peak Bird-Watching Season.

It's peak bird-watching season in North America. As millions of birds in the Americas migrate to their summer homes now ...
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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski slopes. Why? Trains are romantic. Trains are relatively climate-friendly. And ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: An Awakening in Columbus, a Reckoning in Williamsburg

The 52 Places Traveler One place can’t take its eyes off the future, while the other reassesses its past. March ...
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Travel Tips: Travel Longer, Cheaper and Better: Hostels for Beginners

What comes to mind when you hear the world “hostel?” A gaggle of 20-somethings on a weeklong bender? Smelly hippie-types ...
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Adventurous. Alone. Attacked.

Carla Stefaniak did everything “right,” her best friend said. On a five-day vacation to Costa Rica in November to celebrate ...
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Wi-Fi on Planes? A ‘Disaster,’ Says Bernard-Henri Lévy.

The philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a fixture on French television screens for decades. His commentary has been mocked, criticized, ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Hoi An

Situated on the coast of central Vietnam, the former commercial port of Hoi An offers endless wonders, from fishermen launching ...
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Trending: Love Your Hotel Room? Take a Piece of It Home

“Shoppable” hotel rooms offer items from cosmetics and toiletries to art and furniture that guests can buy, essentially turning a ...
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Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and,Yes, Beaches Too

The GPS told us to go inland to cross Martinique’s mountains if we wanted to reach the northern coast town ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: In Praise of Pioneer Women and Rocket Scientists

The 52 Places Traveler Huntsville, Ala., and the state of Wyoming are gearing up for anniversaries. One will be an ...
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Travel Tips: 4 Tips to Fly a Budget Airline Without Hassle

I’m a recent convert to budget airlines, even though I may have once thrown a tantrum at the Ryanair check-in ...
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A 7-Hour, 6-Mile, Round-the-Museum Tour of the Prado

It’s often said that we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. In the early 19th century, Spain’s royal ...
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update: Afropunk, Huichica and More: 8 Music Festivals to Hit This Year

The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival turns 50 this year and helped define music festivals for the counterculture generation. Its ...
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CARRY ON: What Aidy Bryant Can’t Travel Without

The actor and comedian Aidy Bryant has been a “Saturday Night Live” cast member since 2013, for which she has ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Barts

Arriving in St. Barts can feel like a near-death experience: A pilot’s hand tugs an overhead lever and the puddle-jumper ...
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What to Know if Your Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight Was Canceled

Read more live coverage on the crash and its aftermath here. The A and B groups had already boarded Jesse ...
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Grounded 737 Max 8s but Not Chaos, for Airline Passengers

[Read live updates on the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Boeing 737 Max 8 bans here.] As he waited on ...
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Footsteps: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter, social activist and bookstore owner, has been San Francisco’s de facto poet laureate and ...
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What Passengers Need to Know After the Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people on Sunday has rattled travelers around the world. Just six months ...
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Live Briefing: Live Updates: China Grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes After Ethiopia Crash

• The newest version of Boeing’s most popular jet is again under scrutiny after a deadly crash on Sunday, leading ...
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Travel Tips: Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users, From Wheelchair Users

People often say that traveling is all about the journey and not the destination, but for wheelchair users, navigating air ...
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Epic, IKON or Mountain Collective? How to Save Money Hitting Your Favorite Slopes

The Vail Resorts consortium came up with a seemingly simple idea in 2008. What if instead of buying a season’s ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Augustine

If you think the Sunshine State is all about theme parks and frying on the beaches, you probably haven’t been ...
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Angling for a Whopper in the Fly-Fishing Paradise of Patagonia

On the final morning of a weeklong fly-fishing adventure to Patagonia last December, I finally found my white whale. In ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: Where Nature Sculpts Beauty From Cold and Ice

The 52 Places Traveler Image A number of bays along the shore of Lake Superior provide prime conditions for the ...
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‘The Island Always Brings You Back’: Finding a Caribbean Home

Here is everything I knew about Mafolie before I went to the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in January: It ...
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Check In: Hotel Review: Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Rates Room start at $239. The Basics Carved out from Orange County by cliffs that slope down to the sparkling ...
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A Southern Town That’s Been Holding On to Its Charm, for More Than a Century

A group of populist reformers from up north arrived in Alabama in November 1894 with a radical plan. Their mission: ...
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The Palmy Days of a South Beach Shtetl

MIAMI BEACH — Mitchell Kaplan remembers Lundy’s market with the kosher butcher shop, Friedman’s Bakery and the Art Deco synagogue ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Ghent

Bruges! Everyone who travels to the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium rushes directly to that fabled city, with its medieval core, ...
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Travel Tips: How to Become a ‘Digital Nomad’

More than 4.8 million American independent workers describe themselves as digital nomads: extended travelers who work remotely with the help ...
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Frugal Traveler: Bali in March, Egypt in November: 12 Months of Travel Deals

In Las Vegas, hotel room rates seem to shift like rolling dice. Sometimes you win and get a $199 rate ...
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Q&A: Please Call Her Captain

“This is Captain Kate, but you can call me Captain because it took me 19 years to earn this title.” ...
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Check In: Hotel Review: The Viceroy Chicago

Rates From $149. Basic Built at the site of the former 1920s-era Cedar Hotel, the Viceroy Chicago has a distinctive ...
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Trending: The Future Is Here, Almost: Virtual Travel Becomes More of a Reality

As virtual and augmented reality apps continues to develop, it’s becoming more likely that travelers will interact with these technologies, ...
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personal essay: Rediscovering the World of ‘Blue Highways’

Once upon a time, we traveled by map. In the United States, the map, whether it be a Conquistador sketch, ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Goa

Think of it as India’s happy place: The state of Goa, which occupies a sliver on the country’s western coast, ...
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Taos Had History and Mystique, but Few Skiers. Can a New Owner Change That?

“When I heard Mickey sold the ski area,” Dave Hahn, a longtime member of the Taos Ski Valley ski patrol ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: Stop #2 on a Yearlong Journey, a Spot in Panama That Takes It Slow

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler heads to the country’s Pacific Coast expecting breakneck development and instead finds ...
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India Dispatch: ‘The Pirate Days Are Over’: Goa’s Nude Hippies Give Way to India’s Yuppies

GOA — Elisabeth Ramnacher, a German who prefers to go by the name Yogini, wanted to show her employees what ...
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check in: Hotel Review: Paramount House Hotel, Sydney

Rates From 225 Australian dollars (about $170 at current exchange rates). The Basics The former headquarters of Paramount Pictures Australia ...
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U.S. Airlines to Offer New Gender Options for Non-Binary Passengers

Air travelers who want to will soon be able to choose a gender option other than “male” or “female” when ...
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The 52 Places Traveler: Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat

The 52 Places Traveler On the first stop of his yearlong journey, the 52 Places Traveler makes it his mission ...
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The Least Vegas Neighborhood in Vegas

Azia Skeen discovered Las Vegas’s little-known (to tourists, anyway) Arts District by chance. Her plane home to San Diego was ...
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Travel Tips: How to Be a Green Traveler

Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact ...
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Carry On: What Tituss Burgess Can’t Travel Without

The actor and singer Tituss Burgess has appeared in many Broadway productions over his 14-year career, but he may be ...
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Viewing the Northern Lights: ‘It’s Almost Like Heavenly Visual Music’

On a clear January night in northern Sweden, after hours of squinting and wondering if this or that small cloud ...
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check in: Hotel Review: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

Rates Rooms start at about 267 Singaporean dollars (about $197 at current exchange rates). The Basics The Six Senses Duxton, ...
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Mountains Aren’t Just for Skiing

Snow hiking is growing in popularity as a wintertime sport globally. Alta Badia ski resort, in Italy’s Dolomites region, saw ...
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UPDATE: Three Strategies for Finding Snow

Planning a ski vacation well in advance is a tricky proposition. Early birds can’t possibly know what snow conditions will ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in San Juan

Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria, stories of hope and progress are emerging in Puerto Rico, just ...
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Trending: Get a Workout and a Vacation at the Same Time

First came workout boot camps. Then off-the-grid yoga retreats. Next, hotel chains touting celebrity-orchestrated fitness programs. Now, there is another ...
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Going to the Galápagos Is Easier and Cheaper Than Ever. That Might Not Be a Good Thing.

“The archipelago is a little world within itself,” a young Charles Darwin mused in his London study in 1839. Four ...
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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Offers a Tour of a Lost New York

If you ask even a longtime New Yorker for directions to Minetta Lane, you will likely be met with a ...
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Cruise Lines Use Technology to Add the Personal Touch

Global cruise lines are rolling out new technology to help servers deliver cocktails to passengers who have wandered off, address ...
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Check in: Hotel Review: The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Rates $595 and up The Basics Just as you see women of a certain age who look so good that ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in St. Moritz

A tiny Swiss mountain town with a big, glitz-infused name, St. Moritz is the winter getaway that made the ski ...
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Hotel Market in Georgia

Travel In 2017, the number of Georgia’s international inbound travelers grew by 18.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) from 6.4 million to an ...
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Frugal Traveler: Sri Lanka, an Island Nation That Is Best Savored Slowly

It’s common while traveling to be approached by locals trying to make a few a bucks by offering to show ...
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It’s Getting Very, Very, Very Cold Outside. Time to Run Away.

As the dreaded polar vortex promises record-breaking low temperatures across the Midwest this week, the dream of warmer climates takes ...
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At Surf Camp 2.0, Data Rules

Inside one of Surf Simply resort’s three gleaming new glass-walled video-coaching suites, I’m staring at a giant screen freeze-frame of ...
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4,000 Miles, Seven Countries: An African Adventure on Two Wheels

The whirring bikes streaked over the rough ribbon of asphalt through the Sahara in Mauritania, and the intensity of the ...
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Travel Tips: When to Go Where in 2019

We all want to get the most and pay the least when we’re booking flights, hotel rooms or rental cars, ...
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Bites: In Houston, Food and Drink Elevated by Two Local Stars

When you arrive at the tiny glass-encapsulated Better Luck Tomorrow in Houston’s hip Heights neighborhood, you’re asked to join the ...
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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Salvador, Brazil

More than anywhere else in this multiethnic country, Salvador is steeped in Afro-Brazilian culture — from the worship of Yoruba ...
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Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without

The comedian Adam Conover has made a name for himself by upturning cultural norms and assumptions. His myth-busting television show, ...
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TRENDING: Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket

Rondel Holder, who lives in New York and works as a content creator at Essence magazine, was curious about his ...
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Big Change in Little Cottonwood Canyon

When Cassie Dippo’s family moved from the city of New York to the slopes of Alta, Utah, in 1965, she ...
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Surfacing: In Britain, Enraptured by the Wild, Lonely and Remote

By the time the tiny hut came into view, nestled high in a corrie in Scotland’s 1,748-square-mile Cairngorms National Park, ...
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Update: The Rise of Halal Tourism

For one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global travel industry, there is no pork on the hotel dinner menus ...
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Check In: Hotel Review: Eaton DC, Washington

Rates From $139. The Basics Given that people of opposing political persuasions tend to live, eat, shop, work and worship ...
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Stocking Up at an Airline’s Garage Sale

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Scottsdale

Scottsdale may look like a suburb of neighboring Phoenix, but its own origins in agriculture and as a haven for ...
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Frugal Traveler: An Indian City Bursting With Action

Image Celebrations for a movie opening outside the Woodlands Cinema in Chennai.CreditPriyadarshini Ravichandran for The New York Times During the ...
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John Isner Is Always Looking for Extra Leg Room

The tennis player John Isner is tall. Very tall. 6 feet 10 inches, to be exact. Which means that traveling ...
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