10 Reasons to Visit Orlando This Winter

Presenting a royal flush of the world’s greatest theme parks complemented by a flourishing roster of family-oriented activities, it’s no wonder that Orlando has surpassed New York City as the most visited city in the country (62 million visitors to Orlando in 2014). For those considering a trip this winter, these newly minted attractions make the case even more convincing as incredible heights are now attainable on a new landmark, a Star Wars attraction brings fans even closer to the Force, and an Iron Chef sets up shop in triumphant fashion. With an average 236 days of sun annually, Orlando promises
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A whale and a calf of a time

We humans have unusual dreams. Some of us are too embarrassed to tell others. A few of us crazily decide to follow them and I was one of those people. In early September, I followed my unusual dream to the Kingdom of Tonga on a quest to swim with humpback whales, the gigantic, highly intelligent creatures.
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Plenty of cycling in 2016

After six months or so of closure, the revamped cycling track around Suvarnabhumi International Airport was officially reopened last Saturday. Renamed the "Sky Lane", this collaboration between the Airport of Thailand (AOT) and Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has been greatly welcomed by Bangkok's cycling community. The return of this bike track to the short list of places where residents of the...
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10 Most Over-the-Top Cruise-Ship Suites

Glass-walled showers that extend out from the ship, private deck whirlpools, and unlimited in-suite spa services—living the high life on the high seas has its perks. With an ever-rising demand for luxe experiences aboard the world’s finest cruise ships, cruise lines have made an art of amenities. White gloves open doors to top-level suites with limitless views and impeccable interiors that are certain to impress. If you’re one of the few lucky ones staying in these sumptuous suites, there’s a glass of bubbly ready for you upon arrival, perfect for a toast as the butler unpacks your belongings. —Zachary Laks
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10 Can't-Miss Attractions at Walt Disney World

In a category of its own, Walt Disney World Orlando lives up to its self-proclaimed title as “The happiest place on earth.” A magical empire that has expanded to cover 43 square-miles of Central Florida, Disney pioneered the modern theme park, with immersive attractions tied in to silver-screen favorites and thrills for all ages. With upwards of 52 million visitors annually and well over a hundred attractions offered throughout the four theme parks, Walt Disney World still has several can’t-miss attractions. From a thrilling trip on the world’s most expensive roller coaster to the park’s original slow rides that forever capture
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2015's 25 Best New Hotels

From a private Venetian island to a tower overlooking Times Square, a Jane Austin-worthy spa hotel to the first Park Hyatt in Africa, the hotel industry's Class of 2015 did not disappoint. We checked in at many of these newbies to see what works, what's hype, and what's truly buzzworthy—and ended up with this list of our 25 favorite launches of the year. Read on to see where you can mingle with local artists, sip afternoon tea in a historic mansion, get insider intel on Austin's music scene, and so much more. —Sandra Ramani
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Don Mueang  plans 20-bed capsule hotel

Just days after reopening Don Mueang's renovated Terminal 2, Airports of Thailand Plc has unveiled plans to continue revamping Asia's oldest airport with a new 20-room capsule hotel.
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'Tis the season — for photo ops

We’re pretty sure Bangkok can be seen from space even better this time of year, thanks to dazzling Christmas decorations around the city. Here’s a rundown of the best spots at which to snap festive pictures. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Food Lover's Guide to Shanghai

The Chinese mainland’s most cosmopolitan city is a foodie paradise, whether you’re looking for get-your-hands-dirty street treats or dinner prepared by a three-Michelin-star chef. Shanghai is also the best city to experience the nuances of regional Chinese cuisine by sampling everything from the spicy flavors in Sichuanese dishes to the lighter fare from Guangdong province. With a pleasing mix of traditional and modern, you can enjoy Shanghai street food and handcrafted cocktails in the same evening. Here’s our guide for exploring the city’s best bites. —Abbey Chase
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10 Unique Après-Ski Spots in the U.S.

Skiers and snowboarders can agree that half the fun of hitting the slopes is the après-ski experience that follows. Today, après means more than Hot Toddies consumed by a roaring fire: mountainside resorts across the country are stepping up their offerings for post-skiing fun. From a ski-in, ski-out whiskey distillery to warm your bones in Utah to a spacious New Hampshire spa specifically devoted to working out ski-induced strains, these 10 stellar après-ski experiences are worth the trek this winter. —Alexis Korman
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