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Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel
by Jenny Miller Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind's eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That's the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. The property offers just four...
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The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn
When its doors opened in 2006, The Hoxton Hotel garnered the tag of being the "no bullshit" hotel. This autumn, the successful anti-hotel flung open the doors to a new space in the center of London, The Hoxton Holborn, bringing its guests more of...
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Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal
by Ross Belfer As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere...
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Word of Mouth: Astoria, Oregon
by Jenny Miller The Oregon Coast enclave of Astoria, Oregon is not exactly a beach town. Though it's just a few miles from the state's austere, breathtaking stretches of sand, this former canning and maritime hub of about 10,000 people is perched...
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Hotelied
Zeev Sharon wrote in his elementary school yearbook, "I will own hotels one day." While he doesn't own a hotel yet, his passion for travel and years of experience in the hospitality industry has resulted in creating new travel startup Hotelied—with...
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Babylonstoren
An ethereal landscape inspired by "the mythical garden of Babylon", Babylonstoren is located in Franschhoek, just 40 miles outside of Cape Town, north of the famous Stellenbosch vineyards. The 500-acre farm's diverse vegetation includes more than 300...
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The Broome Hotel
Created by longtime SoHo residents and local restaurateurs Vincent Boitier, Jean Claude Iacovelli and Stephane Iacovelli, the newly opened Broome Hotel combines the quaintness of a simple, European pensione with NYC sophistication. The 14-room boutique...
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Booking.com
Playfully dubbed "planet Earth's #1 accommodations site," Booking.com has been an essential travel tool in Europe for over a decade, and it's now quickly gaining momentum stateside with its unique approach to customer service and humorous TV commercials...
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The Common Pursuit
Created by London-based graphic designer Hannah Woodcock, The Common Pursuit is a new travel site designed to inspire your next holiday. The simple format currently features 72 accommodations varying in location and style, but all are centered around...
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Babylonstoren
Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate...
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Wanderlust Hotel
With its handy book-like itinerary given out to all guests, Singapore's 9-month old, 29-room Wanderlust Hotel puts travelers in the mood for discovery from the get-go. Their clever attention to detail, carried throughout the hotel, make the boutique...
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Pieve a Pava
Located in the rolling hills of Tuscany's idyllic Crete Senesi region, it's hard not to feel enchanted driving up the gravel road to the rustic guesthouse Pieve a Pava. Combine the stunning natural setting with a building dating back to the 4th...
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Archiquarium
Unless you go custom, aquariums rarely do much to elevate the humble fish's status anywhere close to that of furry four-legged friends. Swedish designer Karl-Oskar Ankarberg has taken on the plight of the fish, designing an attractive split-level...
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Stay
Punctuated with graffiti and art on walls and ceilings, Copenhagen's new hotel and residence Stay nods to its recent heritage as a bustling artistic hub called the A House. From 2003 to 2006, the new guard of Danish creatives—among them Henrik...
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Palihouse Holloway Hotel, Los Angeles
Just down the hill from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Boulevard sits the Palihouse Holloway Hotel. I recently had the opportunity to stay at the quiet, NYC apartment-style hotel in the heart of West Hollywood and was expectedly pleased. Perfect...