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Then & Now: 4 Destinations Before They Were Famous

Nothing lasts forever, as travelers know all too well. That hidden beach, quiet street, or tucked-away bookstore you discovered on your last trip could easily become a mob scene the following year. Such is the case with the four destinations we highlight below: former havens for artists and writers that have since become magnets for…

7 Spots Christopher Columbus Traveled to That You Should Too 

Intrepid explorer, nautical navigator, and prolific colonizer — Christopher Columbus was a man of many talents. In his tenure, Columbus, along with his three ships Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, crossed the Atlantic four times in search of treasure in the New World. And while his conquests earned him wealth, Columbus left behind a controversial…

5 Countries to Visit That You Couldn’t Travel to Before

The world is a big and beautiful place that travelers wish to explore. Unfortunately, some countries are closed to visitors, especially American travelers. Today, the U.S. has issued serious travel warnings to places like Syria and Yemen, making it hard — not to mention, dangerous — for Americans to visit such destinations. On the bright…

Local Goods You Have to Buy in These 8 Countries

Next to noshing on local goodies, shopping for exotic souvenirs tops many travelers’ lists of must-do activities. Luckily, there’s no shortage of markets, boutiques, and roadside vendors around the world hawking clothing, art, liquor, jewelry, and other authentic knick-knacks. And while some are certainly tourist-trap tchotchkes, others are iconic goods that are worth snatching up.…

The World’s Most Beautiful Doors EVER

Knock, knock. Who’s there? From a museum in Havana to the Holy Door at Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, here are six of the most stunning front doors around the world. But enter at your own risk — these portals are known to cause a serious case of wanderlust.

9 Touristy Modes of Transport That Are Way More Fun Than Your Commute

Most travelers arrive to a new destination with a list of landmarks they want to check off — a “must-see” lineup, if you will. But for many of us, we also come equipped with a list of “must-ride” diversions, too. Transportation can define a place just as much as any looming skyscraper or ancient castle,…

Exclusive Photos of Starwood’s New Havana Hotels

Hotel Inglaterra, which will join Starwood’s Luxury Collection this year In another step toward thawing U.S. and Cuban relations, the U.S. Treasury Department granted Starwood permission to operate existing hotels in Cuba. In a historic deal the brand will add three properties to its portfolio this year: Hotel Inglaterra, Quinta Avenida (which will become a…

Here’s How to Travel to Cuba 100 Percent Legally

We doubt Bob Dylan sang “The Times They Are A-Changin” with Cuba in mind, but indeed relations between the U.S. and this storied Caribbean country are very much a-changin, with restrictions continuing to lift as relations thaw. But just because things have improved doesn’t mean travel to Cuba has become easy exactly. It’s still one…

The 10 Best Chinatowns in the World (Outside of Asia)

Kung hei fat choi! Happy New Year of the Monkey! Visit every major city in the world and you’ll find a Chinatown. And just as eclectic as the range of nations in which China’s migrant population has settled over the years, are the vibrant, individual neighborhoods that they have established. Each Chinatown is diverse but…