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Turkish hammams in Istanbul - Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

5 Top hammams in Istanbul for luxury lovers

By Janice and George

Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… We checked out the best Turkish hammams in Istanbul to make you feel like a Sultan or princess.

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Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

15 Things to do in San Miguel de Allende: A fairy-tale colonial city

By Janice and George

A mask museum? Botanical gardens? Magical rooftop bars? Visit San Miguel de Allende for more than just art galleries and colonial architecture.

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Things to do in Victoria, BC

A local’s guide to the top things to do in Victoria, BC

By Janice and George

We have great restaurants, parks (can you say Butchart Gardens?) and attractions. Check out our insider guide to the best things to do in Victoria, BC!

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Mayan ruins in the Yucatan

5 Popular Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula

By Janice and George

The ancient Mayans built elaborate sites, invented a calendar and sacrificed humans to the gods. To learn more about them, 5 Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula are popular and easy to visit.

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Fun things to do in Bali

15 special and fun things to do in Bali

By Janice and George

Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely. Abandoned airplanes too! These 15 things to see and do in Bali are as special as ever.

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Diocletian's Palace

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace: A walled wonder

By Janice and George

“Where is Diocletian’s Palace?” visitors often ask when in Split, Croatia. Shopkeepers laughingly reply, “You’re in it!” The ruins of the 1,700-year-old palace are the heart of the inner city.

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Things to do in Mallorca

Discover 15 delightful things to do in Mallorca, Spain

By Janice and George

Admire a Gothic cathedral. Hike donkey trails. Swim in idyllic coves. Tour historic manor homes. Oh, and don’t forget to stay in a finca! There are so many wonderful things to do in Mallorca, Spain…

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Guanajuato Mummy Museum

Death on display at Guanajuato’s Mummy Museum

By Janice and George

The extraordinary Guanajuato Mummy Museum has over 100 mummies, including one of a woman buried alive. There’s also a poignant gallery of baby mummies. Not for the squeamish…

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Ancient city of Petra

Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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Things to do in Old San Juan

Top Things to Do in Colorful Old San Juan

By Janice and George

Wandering the colorful cobblestone streets is one of the best things to do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. There’s virtually no evidence of hurricane damage, and the UNESCO city welcomes visitors again!

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Dubrovnik wall walk

Get High! Walk the Dubrovnik city walls

By Janice and George

The best thing to do in Dubrovnik? Walk on top of the medieval city walls. Gaze down on one side at churches, palaces and carved fountains, all crammed together with apartments and cafes. On the other side, gawk at the turquoise sea.

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Louisville Theater

Louisville Theater: The River City’s 5 best stages

By Ben Lovell

Move over New York and Chicago! The Louisville theater scene packs in a lot of fabulous drama too! Tops on the list of the 5 best stages is the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

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Must see at the Met

What to see at NYC’s Met museum if short on time

By Janice and George

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is fabulous – but huge! If short on time, don’t miss pieces you must see, like “The Love Letter” painting and the Egyptian Temple of Dendur.

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mayan ruins of Tulum

Exploring the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum

By Janice and George

The Mayan ruins of Tulum are the loveliest of the ancient Mayan cities you can visit in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Discover Mayan secrets and tips on how to visit the Tulum ruins.

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