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Insider Spain: Madrid and Barcelona

Spain has two of the most spectacular cities in the world: Madrid and its rival Barcelona. We asked the GMs of two of our favorite hotels – the Hotel Ritz, Madrid and Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona – what to see, do, and eat like a local. Hotel Ritz, Madrid General Manager: Christian Pablo Tavelli Best time…

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How to Do Marrakech

One of the best ways to do Marrakech is to dive right in. Fresh off a visit, our team uncovered the latest places to stay and coolest ways to experience the magic of the Red City. We recommend splitting your stay into two parts: first in the city, then a few days relaxing in the…

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Autumn Festivals and Events to Hit Now

Sweater weather isn’t the only reason we enjoy October. Raise a glass to some of the best celebrations of the harvest season. The Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze, Croton-on-Hudson, NY   (Now – November 13) This electrifying display of pumpkins is the area’s largest Halloween event, and boasts new installations including dinosaurs, a pumpkin promenade and bridge.…

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