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The gold -- no, scratch that -- platinum envelopes have been opened to reveal Condé Nast Traveler's 18th annual "hot list," highlighting what it says are the best hotels to debut in the past year.
Editors from the luxury vacation mag examined hundreds of swanky venues from Beijing to the Big Apple to pinpoint their favorites, a tough job after which they likely deserve a well-earned vacation.
This year's list of 33 finalists is described as the most selective ever.Read more
Why stay in a humdrum hotel when you can sleep in a sewer pipe in Austria? Or a salt palace in Bolivia? Here are 15 of the world's most memorable accommodationsRead more
Pop quiz: If I say “sprawl,” which American city comes to mind? If you answered Los Angeles, you may want to rethink. A new study finds that L.A. is America’s seventh least sprawling large region. That’s just one of the surprises in Measuring Sprawl 2014, published by the neighborhood advocacy group Smart Growth America earlier this month.Read more
The birthplace of golf and home to many of the world’s most famous and highly ranked courses, Scotland remains the number one dream destinations on earth for traveling golfers. But while many of its courses are steeped in history and tradition, the Scots are hardly frozen in time when it comes to golf tourism, with several notable new courses open in the past few years, and now, these have been joined by two luxurious boutique lodging options.Read more
At least, that's the case among users of Google's geolocation-oriented photo-sharing website, Panoramio, according toSightsmap.com, which has ranked 15,000 cities and their attractions according to photos tagged.Read more