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Why now is the time to visit Key West

Why now is the time to visit Key West

The sun is shining, there’s very little rain, and the town is buzzing with energy and events to keep Conch Republic locals, snowbirds and day-trippers alike busy. Plus, direct flights and new hotels, restaurants and more are making a quick Key West getaway that much more attractive. Driving the Overseas Highway to Key West from […]

23 literary journeys with the world's great writers

23 literary journeys with the world's great writers

Others are so closely associated with a place that it’s hard to know whether the city left its mark on an author, or if it was the other way around. Here are 23 writers whose words helped define a particular place. Some places have returned the love with museums and monuments. Others simply allow readers […]

10 of the world's most extreme ski lifts

10 of the world's most extreme ski lifts

Whether it’s a revolutionary design, nerve-jangling ride, or historic aura, some lifts offer more than just a fast-track to the top of the mountain. It might even be more to do with the setting and the terrain they access than the cabled-contraptions themselves. Here are 10 ski lifts that put the “X” into extreme, and […]

How the Ramen Burger was born

How the Ramen Burger was born

The Japanese-American has starred in a documentary film dedicated to the dish, once ate 600 bowls of ramen in a single year and, in 2013, he famously gave the world the ramen burger. After debuting at the Smorgasburg outdoor food market in Brooklyn, New York, what is now the food world’s most famous portmanteau became […]

Sakura season: Where to view cherry blossoms in Japan

Sakura season: Where to view cherry blossoms in Japan

In theory it’s a simple pleasure, namely stopping to view and appreciate the beautiful spring blossoms — most commonly cherry trees. In reality, it’s a hugely symbolic and much-loved source of national pride, a chance to recognize and reflect on the beauty of nature while welcoming the new season. People often gather and sit under […]

Iran's Abbasi: The Middle East's most beautiful hotel?

Iran's Abbasi: The Middle East's most beautiful hotel?

Prompting the spike in interest in the Islamic Republic is recent geopolitical wrangling in the shape of a nuclear deal with world powers that has ended some longstanding sanctions. But while the country is trying to modernize its tourism industry in the face of increasing visitor numbers — 5.2 million came in 2016 and more […]

Work around the world on these digital nomad retreats

Work around the world on these digital nomad retreats

It seems like remote work is on everyone’s mind lately. In the US alone, 37% of workers say they telecommute — up from 9% in 1995 — according to a 2015 Gallup poll. And that number is expected to increase in coming years with a new generation entering the workforce. Roughly 68% of millennial job […]

13 reasons why Rotterdam may be Europe's new capital of cool

13 reasons why Rotterdam may be Europe's new capital of cool

Long lost in the shadow of Amsterdam, crowdfunding initiatives and striking new architecture have helped boost Rotterdam’s vibe and image recently. Some are now asking, does the city of 630,000 people from 170 nationalities have the credentials to be considered Europe’s new capital of cool? Here are a handful of reasons to visit Rotterdam now. […]

Vegas-style dining comes to D.C. area

Vegas-style dining comes to D.C. area

In 2009, Samuelsson explains, he oversaw the Obamas’ first state dinner at the White House. Afterward, President Barack Obama greeted Samuelsson’s culinary team. “He was so kind to wait around, him and the first lady,” he says, “and he talked to all my cooks. Chef Michael [one of Samuelsson’s cooks], was so nervous… so the […]

Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace photoshoot turns up the opulence

Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace photoshoot turns up the opulence

“Magic,” says Australian photographer Anthony Horth. “Magic, magic, magic.” Horth, who’s previously shot supermodels Christy Turlington, Jean Shrimpton and Eva Herzigová, might be biased. The photoshoot at the Emirates Palace was, after all, his. Dominating one end of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche waterfront, the Emirates Palace is a self-styled seven-star hotel. It’s a vast creation, with […]