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Kari Mollan Visits Ireland

Kari Mollan Visits Ireland

With my specialty being islands, I was thrilled for the opportunity of a weeklong tour to the Emerald Isle with our partners at Adams and Butler. Arriving at Dublin’s Westin Hotel, located next to Temple Bar and a block from Trinity College, I set out to explore what Dublin has to offer.  Being a shopper, […]

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Take a Walk in the Clouds in Costa Rica

Take a Walk in the Clouds in Costa Rica

Hummingbirds, monkeys, sloths…wildlife abounds in tropical Costa Rica. But some of the most amazing sights are found high above the ground, deep in the country’s magical cloud forests. Here’s how to see it all for yourself. Head to San Luis Park, an emerald green nature preserve about 2 hours inland from Puntarenas. While there is […]

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Upgrades on the Way for Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle

Upgrades on the Way for Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle

The Space Needle has been a fixture on the Seattle skyline for over five decades. Now, it’s scheduled for a large renovation to be completed in 2018. While the outside won’t change much, the inside will be getting quite the facelift. Most notably, its dated restaurant will be revamped into a glass-floored dining experience with […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Mexico City

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Mexico City

Most US travelers to Mexico get off the plane and head straight for the beach. And why not? Mexico has a gorgeous coastline with some world-class resorts. While we’re not suggesting you skip the beach, consider including a few nights in the country’s amazing capital, Mexico City. Here are 5 reasons to add it to […]

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Dive to an Incredible Underwater River near Tulum, Mexico

Dive to an Incredible Underwater River near Tulum, Mexico

Most people head to Tulum to see the Mayan ruins. While these are amazing, don’t miss Tulum’s nearby cenotes for a very different experience. Cenotes are natural sinkholes, great places to swim and explore. One in particular, Cenote Angelita found just south of Tulum, harbors a secret underground river that offers scuba divers a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Add Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay National Park to Your Bucket List

Add Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay National Park to Your Bucket List

While you might not have heard the name, you’ve probably seen the photos. Turquoise waters, rocky towers, lush greenery – Phang Nga Bay National Park is a landscape of otherworldly beauty. This uninhabited marine preserve makes a terrific day trip or shore excursion from Phuket. The park most well-known for its spectacular limestone rock formations, […]

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See Tolkien’s Middle Earth Come to Life on this Tour of Hobbiton

See Tolkien’s Middle Earth Come to Life on this Tour of Hobbiton

If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, a visit to New Zealand is a must. On the North Island, you can take an amazing tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which appeared in both the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Head out from the city to the picturesque countryside, passing rolling […]

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Eataly World: Food-Themed Amusement Park Opening in Bologna this November

Eataly World: Food-Themed Amusement Park Opening in Bologna this November

It’s been called the Disney World of Italian food. Opening November 15, 2017, FICO Eataly World will be a massive food-themed amusement park in Bologna, Italy. A press release says it will showcase “the wonders of Italian biodiversity and food & wine excellence, from field to fork.” There are other Eataly markets currently in New […]

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The Modern Honolulu Ranked Oahu’s #1 Boutique Hotel by Hawaii Magazine

The Modern Honolulu Ranked Oahu’s #1 Boutique Hotel by Hawaii Magazine

Readers of Hawaii Magazine have ranked The Modern Honolulu as Oahu’s best boutique hotel for 2017. If you’re wondering why…it means you’ve never been there. Time to change that! As you might expect from its name, the Modern boasts sleek and contemporary design with a touch of artistic whimsy. In your room, find bright whites […]

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Hidden Gem of the Adriatic: Kotor, Montenegro

Hidden Gem of the Adriatic: Kotor, Montenegro

While Dubrovnik is considered the Pearl of the Adriatic, savvy travelers will head down the coast to nearby port of Kotor, Montenegro. It’s less than 60 miles away, but it offers some relief from the crowds. The best way to arrive in Kotor is by sea. Sailing through the Bay of Kotor, you’ll pass the […]

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