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A Resort for a Busy State Capital

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

As a state capital and a popular college town, Madison, Wis., draws plenty of travelers on political and university business. Now, the Edgewater, a luxury resort, aims to inspire more leisurely visits. The two-year, $100 million project both restores the original 1948-vintage Edgewater hotel, updated to contemporary standards, and adds a 14-story tower, for a […]

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In Barcelona, Making the Markets Fresh Again

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments by

Pere Sirvent strode into the food market in the Sants neighborhood of Barcelona on a recent morning and looked around with satisfaction. Under the vaulted ceiling of the 1913 building, which reopened in late spring after a four-year, 10-million-euro renovation, the fishmongers arranged ruddy wedges of tuna on crushed ice. Produce sellers bagged glistening cherries. At a […]

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Top U.S. destinations for fall 2014

Oct 09, 2014 No Comments by

Fall travel has a lot to recommend it: mild temperatures, fewer crowds and shoulder-season rates. So what are the most popular destinations for autumn escapes? SmarterTravel asked Trivago.com, which gets more than 2.5 million daily search queries from more than 175 aggregated hotel booking sites. Trivago analyzed searches from U.S. users between June 1 and Aug. […]

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Breaking Travel News review: Swissôtel Tallinn

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

Nearly everything has changed in Estonia over the past two decades. Long a relatively minor satellite in the Soviet sphere of influence, the Baltic destination has remodelled itself into a free-market democracy since 1991, joining the European Union, then NATO and most recently adopting the euro. A period of stability, only briefly interrupted by the […]

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Tokyo Is Cool

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

On Sunday, it was announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics — winning out over Madrid and Istanbul. Though that’s a while from now, why not start getting excited? That’s why Tokyo is our TravelTuesday. Check out the photos below to take a virtual visit to the 2020 Olympics host city! An aerial view of Tokyo at […]

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3 Quiet Museums in Rome

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

One of the joys of Rome is its ability to make you feel as if there is a place that has spent centuries accumulating layers of beauty and history, patiently waiting just for you to arrive. Even when the city is filled with tourists shuffling behind their guides’ upheld umbrellas, even when the summer heat […]

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