Bring in the Robot Cleaners: Travel Industry Innovations for the Pandemic

While most hotels that remain open after the outbreak of Covid-19 are stepping up cleaning routines, the Westin Houston Medical ...
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In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports

At the beginning of March, I experienced a new joy: I published my first book, a collection of essays investigating ...
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Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The ...
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Airlines’ New Operating Mode: Flexible

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and government-imposed restrictions on travel, many airlines are relaxing their ticket-change policies and ...
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What to Watch and Do in Quarantine at Home

Many of us are now entering the second, third or fourth week of restrictions on our movements, and it is ...
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The Plastic-Hunting Pirates of the Cornish Coast

The Cornish coast — with its high cliffs and inlets, lining the peninsula that juts out from England’s southwest corner — ...
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As Visitors Continue to Arrive, Tourist Areas Say: Stay Home

Even as millions of Americans are on lockdown in their homes, some people are still traveling to vacation spots, drawn ...
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The Deal Not Taken

For a budget traveler, it was the best of times, and the worst of times.For one very frantic week, while ...
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Idled Cruise Line’s Offer: Use Our Ships as Hospitals. Is That a Good Idea?

WASHINGTON — The idea was floated between friends.At White House news conferences on Thursday and Friday, President Trump told reporters ...
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State Department to Help Americans Stranded in Morocco Fly Home

The United States Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Morocco said that they have arranged for American citizens ...
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Americans Stranded Abroad: ‘I Feel Completely Abandoned’

Travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of the coronavirus. For the latest updates, read The ...
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Handmade Visions on the Crafts Trail in Mexico

Clambering down into the half-buried ruins of San Juan Paringuricutiro, past stone archways subsumed in lava less than 80 years ...
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Airlines Cut International Flights in Response to the Pandemic

This weekend, airlines announced cuts to their international flights in response to the sudden drop in travel demand resulting from ...
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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe

Countries across the world have imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. This list, pulled from official ...
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What the New European Travel Ban Means for Air Travelers

President Trump on Wednesday night announced that foreign nationals who had been in certain European countries for the last two ...
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European Coronavirus Travel Ban Leads to Chaos in Paris Airport

When your phone rings at 2:15 a.m., it’s a safe bet the news isn’t good. Turns out the odds are ...
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C’mon Grandma, It’s Time to Hit the Whitewater

By all accounts, Marco Abbey is the sort of guy you’d welcome on any trip. He holds doors and hauls ...
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Epic, Ikon and Mountain Collective: Updates to Next Year’s Ski Passes

The current snow-sports season is far from over, but the companies running the popular multiresort passes would like you to ...
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C.D.C. and State Department Say to Avoid Cruises: What Travelers Need to Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department are urging Americans to avoid cruise ships as the ...
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12 Days on the Most Storied Highway of Them All: The Silk Road

The sky over Tajikistan was a deep deoxygenated blue as we sped through the desolate mountain landscape of the eastern ...
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Airplanes and Coronavirus: How to Disinfect Your Space

When a video of Naomi Campbell cleaning her airplane seat and wearing a mask and gloves was shared online last ...
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36 Hours in Zermatt

“Nature is built on a stupendous plan in that region,” Mark Twain once wrote of the valley leading into Zermatt ...
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Are Frequent Flier Miles Killing the Planet?

In October, a two-line recommendation buried on Page 35 of a report commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Committee on Climate ...
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Ice Fishing Is Fun!

With frozen dirt road crunching under the car tires, my longtime fishing buddy (and paleontologist) Mike and I pull out ...
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5 Caribbean Islands Where You Can Go Beyond the Beach

Think of the Caribbean, and a certain image comes to mind: an unblemished white-sand beach, lapped by clear turquoise waters ...
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52 Books for 52 Places

The Times’s 52 places to go in 2020 spans the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Mount Kenya to Sabah, Malaysia ...
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There Are 13 Quotations in a U.S. Passport. Guess How Many Are From Men?

A few months ago when my new passport arrived, I tore open the envelope with the relief of someone who ...
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Virus Fears Leave Venice Tourist Spots Empty

First came the flood, then came the disease.Over the past three months, the tourism industry of Venice, has had its ...
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36 Hours in Queenstown, New Zealand

The adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, the South Island’s magnetic mountain resort, thrives on adrenaline. Site of the first ...
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Alaska Tourism Officials See an Opportunity in Coronavirus

As cases of the coronavirus continue to multiply in China, and concerns about the disease have led travelers ...
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Tourism in Antarctica: Edging Toward the (Risky) Mainstream

In January, the Coral Princess, a ship with 2,000 berths and a crew of nearly 900, plowed through the frigid ...
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Second Cruise Ship Blocked From Ports Over Coronavirus Fears

Following a pattern set by the MS Westerdam, a cruise ship in the Caribbean has been turned away from two ...
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From Bonn to Vienna, in Search of Beethoven, the Man

Even the most casual visitor to Vienna can’t help but be bombarded by the city’s Mozart-industrial complex.Mozart’s face peers out ...
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Impact of the Coronavirus Ripples Across Asia: ‘It Has Been Quiet, Like a Cemetery’

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, one of the most visited sites in Kyoto, Japan, was ...
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36 Hours in Basel

Basel is, perhaps, the only city in the world that’s best experienced at 4 a.m. on a Monday. On a ...
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COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers’ Questions

The coronavirus outbreak that has sickened almost 75,000 in China and killed more than 2,000 worldwide, has upended travel and ...
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What’s New in Ski Country This Season

It’s not just the snow that is plentiful in ski country this season, so, too, are the offerings from an ...
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Napping Away Winter in Montreal’s Nordic Spas

Right around the middle of winter, when the afternoon sun was hanging low and the weather forecasters were warning of ...
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Utah Powder and Steeps, Without the Crowds

During a quick swing through Utah last spring, I texted my husband a photo from a ski area of rock- ...
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Dragons, Apes, Mantas and Birds

“Gentlemen,’’ I said to our boys the night before we left for Indonesia, “are you sure you’re ready to see ...
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Britain Battered as ‘Weather Bomb’ Brings Landslides and Travel Chaos

LONDON — Britain has been battered by severe weather for the second consecutive weekend, prompting an official warning on Sunday ...
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Treehouses, Glass Igloos and Other Out-of-This-World Spots to Lay Your Head

Gone are the days when a hotel meant simply a bed, a desk and perhaps a minibar. A new wave ...
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36 Hours in Niseko

Niseko — where the powder is voluminous, après ski happens in onsens (hot springs), and culinary adventures abound — is ...
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In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

For the cruise industry, the coronavirus is a public-relations nightmare.For more than a week, the world has watched as the ...
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Where to Celebrate Women’s Rights This Year

Congress granted women the right to vote on June 4, 1919, a bittersweet moment for many who had fought for ...
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Searching for a River to Skate Away On

Ever since I first read “Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates,” I dreamed of taking off across a natural body ...
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Who Needs a Caribbean Yacht When You Can Take the Ferry?

Orion was shining brightly in the dark sky above Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. But the constellation had some ...
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British Airways Sets Record for Fastest Subsonic Flight From New York to London

No, the Concorde hasn’t made a triumphant return. But a British Airways flight from New York to London this weekend ...
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Coronavirus Disrupts Travel Plans Across Asia

In the midst of spreading fear over the coronavirus outbreak, travelers to Asia, even to countries far from the epicenter ...
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New York to Sue Trump Administration Over Global Entry Freeze

New York State officials said on Friday that they planned to sue the Trump administration over its decision this week ...
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36 Hours in Curaçao

Turquoise waters, delicious seafood, colorful snorkeling and white sand: There are a lot of places in the Caribbean that have ...
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Trump Administration Freezes Global Entry Enrollment in New York Over Immigration Law

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security temporarily barred New Yorkers on Wednesday from enrolling in Global Entry and similar ...
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Hawaii Is a Paradise, but Whose?

Locals in Oahu know that the best way to get from Waikiki’s crowded beaches to the cool North Shore is ...
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Mexico’s Last Countercultural Coast

Stepping off the plane in Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, I gulped the thick, tropical air. After ...
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5 New Standout Resorts in the Caribbean

When the monstrous hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean in 2017, the damage was devastating. Some islands are ...
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A Former F.B.I. Negotiator and His Tips for Travel

When Chris Voss showed up at his hotel in Los Angeles recently before the official check-in time, the clerk informed ...
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Coronavirus Travel: 3 Major U.S. Airlines Suspend China Flights

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines said on Friday morning that they were suspending service between the United ...
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36 Hours in Whistler

Consistently ranked among the top ski resorts on the North American continent, Whistler Blackcomb is the opposite of a well-kept ...
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How to Ski European Pistes for Less

Skiing in Europe can cost a pretty penny, especially if you stay at marquee resorts. Happily, the Alps are home ...
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For Some Resorts, Multi-Mountain Passes Mean Crowded Slopes and Longer Lift Lines

Last month, the Crystal Mountain Resort announced it would no longer sell ski-lift tickets at its windows on weekends, a ...
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Tears for the Magnificent and Shrinking Everglades, a ‘River of Grass’

For years, whenever I found myself in Miami with an afternoon to spare, I sneaked off west to where a ...
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The Coronavirus: What Travelers Need to Know

The death toll from a novel coronavirus has now reached at least 76, with most of the more than 2,000 ...
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Rental Cars and Cashless Tolls: Convenience Might Cost You

No one wants hassles on vacation, so this fall my wife and I accepted the offer of a rental car ...
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36 Hours in Honolulu

For many travelers, Honolulu is just a stopover en route to Maui or Kauai, with a goal of avoiding the ...
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Zanzibar in the Rain

If my circumstances had not been so dire — or rather, if my circumstances had been drier — I might ...
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It’s Primary Season in New Hampshire. Time to Go Skiing!

The day dawned sunny and clear and I knew New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, white with snow, would loom brilliantly in ...
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Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins

Browned palm leaves fan over the white-sand beaches of Caneel Bay Resort. Peeling paint buckles on the exterior walls of ...
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SpaceX’s Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The rocket launched. It exploded.SpaceX and NASA declared the blast a success.Usually the destruction of ...
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Help! A Hurricane Destroyed Our House and We Can’t Afford That Vacation Anymore

Dear Tripped Up,Our family home in the Bahamas was recently destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. Nobody lost their lives, but the ...
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This Austrian Village Wants ‘Frozen’ Fans to Let It Go

They arrive by the busload and on ferries, many in pursuit of the perfect photograph for Instagram, others seeking the ...
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How Brexit Will Affect Travel to the U.K. and Europe

The Conservative Party’s victory in December’s general election opened the way for Britain to finally make good on its plans ...
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36 Hours in Buenos Aires

The only thing that’s consistent in Argentina is change: Political about-faces happen regularly, and the economy is often in flux ...
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Peru Deports 5 Tourists Accused of Damaging Machu Picchu Temple

The Peruvian authorities deported five tourists and arrested a sixth accused of damaging a temple at Machu Picchu, the famous ...
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A Jimi Hendrix Experience in London

As the story goes, one fateful night in the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix, best known for changing the music world ...
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Where Trails Are for Skating, Not Hiking

The wait for my rental car at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport last February was slow, but the talk was ...
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The Little Tastes of Normalcy on a Trip Around the World

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.“I ...
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Hackers Cripple Airport Currency Exchanges, Seeking $6 Million Ransom

The numbers that usually glow with exchange rates on Travelex boards in airports worldwide have gone dark, after the London-based ...
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In the Cruise World, This Isn’t Winter. It’s Wave Season.

Most people in the Northern Hemisphere call the three-month period between January and March “winter.” But in the cruise world, ...
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How We Picked the 2020 ‘Places to Go’ List

52 Places to Go in 2020 is here. Read the full list now.“Where would you go if you could go ...
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Would You Work for Nothing at Disney? 10,000 Superfans Applied

At 7:30 in the morning on a recent Saturday, 14 people gathered on the 10th floor of Disney’s Riviera Resort ...
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What You Need to Know About Traveling to Australia During This Fire Season

As one of the worst fire seasons in Australia’s history continues to engulf parts of the country, authorities asked thousands ...
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In a Year of Perpetual Motion, Moments That Stopped Time

The 52 Places TravelerLooking back on a whirlwind journey around the world, the 52 Places Traveler revisits the experiences that ...
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New Art Museum Adds to Sarasota’s Cultural Heritage

In Sarasota, the subtropics meet the South. Pressed up against the edge of the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, ...
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36 Hours in Santo Domingo

Walking the vibrant streets of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s capital, can be frustrating for the beach-seeking tourist — you’re tantalized ...
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House Hunting in Spain: A Historic Estate For Under $2 Million

A 19th-Century Stone House in Spain $1.7 MILLION (1.55 MILLION EUROS) This 19th-century home on three acres is in A ...
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New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica

As the number of travelers cruising Antarctica swells, polar expedition companies are launching sustainable vessels designed for these bucket-list trips.According ...
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In a Year of Abrupt Transitions, a Trip to Tahiti. And Calgary.

The 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler visits the definition of paradise in French Polynesia — and then makes his ...
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Exploring Spectacular Caves in a Quiet Corner of Vietnam

When Le Thi Bich brought her soon-to-be husband, Ben Mitchell, to visit her parents’ village of Phong Nha in 2007, ...
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Greeting the New Year in Earth’s Northernmost Settlement

On the flight from Oslo to Svalbard, the sun gave way to night as we crossed the Arctic Circle; for ...
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6 Bodies Recovered From Tour Helicopter Crash in Hawaii, Officials Say

The remains of six people who were on board a tourist helicopter when it crashed on a scenic Hawaiian island ...
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5 New Standout Safari Camps

Safari camps are the stuff of dreams and bucket lists. They can also be leaders in conservation, sustainability, design, eco-sensitivity ...
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36 Hours in Recife (and Environs)

Many people visiting Brazil make a beeline for the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. In doing so, they fly over ...
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Is a 63-Year-Old Seaplane With an Electric Engine the Future of Air Travel?

When Harbour Air’s de Havilland Beaver seaplane first lumbered into the skies in 1956, Elvis’s “Heartbreak Hotel” topped the charts, ...
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Traffic Circles Are Everywhere in France. Not Everyone Is Happy.

ABBEVILLE, France — Every day, about 65,000 vehicles cruise through the center of Abbeville, passing by its Gothic church, City ...
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The Nightjet: A Big Bet on Train Travelers Who Take It Slow

On a recent morning, as Venice awakened to crisp November sunshine, a group of travelers appeared on the steps of ...
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Why Hiking Beats Surfing on Réunion Island (Hint: Sharks!)

Let’s just say absence makes the hikes grow longer.When I was 22 and in the best shape of my life, ...
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Christmas (on the Cheap) in January

It’s the season of lights, holiday markets and caroling. And it’s also a time of crowds and inflated hotel rates.But ...
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Holiday Nights, Merry and Bright

April may be the cruelest month, but December, the darkest, can feel unkind, too. New York, however, offers its own ...
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Utah’s Latest Ski Destination: Woodward Park City

Woodward Park City, an action-sports destination and ski resort, opened in Park City, Utah, on Dec. 14. The 125-acre property ...
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22 of Our Favorite Travel Photographs From 2019

More than 39,000 photographs were filed in 2019 for The New York Times’s Travel desk — for stories from places ...
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