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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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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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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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Friedrichsbad

The art of bathing naked in Baden-Baden’s Friedrichsbad

By Janice and George

The Germans sure know how to take a bath! The Friedrichsbad is a Baden-Baden spa with 17 stages of bathing pleasure. But you’ll be, ahem, naked in front of many other people.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset

Snapshot Story #25: The Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset is worth a stop!

By Janice and George

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our guest photographer’s visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in this stunning photo from her Italy trip.

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Is the fairytale Chateau de Chantilly better than Versailles?

By Janice and George

Near Paris, the Chateau de Chantilly is a fairytale wonder; it’s also home to one of France’s finest collections of classical paintings. Beats Versailles in some ways!

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Cadaques photos

Cadaques Photos: You’ll want to visit this lovely Dali town

By Janice and George

No wonder Cadaques inspired surrealist painter Salvador Dali! Take a peek at these photos of Cadaques, one of the sweetest towns on Spain’s Costa Brava.

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stockholm drottningholm palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George

Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)

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Edvard Grieg Museum

The Edvard Grieg Museum (and love story) cast a beautiful spell

By Janice and George

Attend a lunch-time concert at the Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen, and the music – and love story between Edvard and his wife – cast their spell.

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Tallinn Old Town

Eye-catching sights in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

By Janice and George

Forget the map! Tallinn Old Town in Estonia is perfect for soaking up its 1,000 years of history by strolling aimlessly and letting your curiosity guide your feet.

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Walking Gamla Stan

Walking Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm

By Janice and George

Cobbled streets, medieval churches – even a royal palace. It’s all here in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. And walking Gamla Stan is one of the first things visitors do in Stockholm.

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resorts with private pools - St. Nicolas Bay

You want swank? These villa resorts with private pools are tops

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.

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Take a peek at 10 of the world’s best hotel bathrooms!

By Janice and George

Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.

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The Cape Cabo

7 reasons you’ll love the edgy Cape Cabo, a Thompson Hotel

By Janice and George

One of the best luxury hotels in Los Cabos? The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. With a hip edgy vibe (swinging daybeds!), the new hotel targets the young and the young at heart.

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