In the Outer Hebrides, a unique biome known as the machair nurtures vibrant plant life.

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In the Outer Hebrides, a unique biome known as the machair nurtures vibrant plant life.

The city’s understated charms revolve around its beachy vibe, rocky coastline and solar schedule.

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You can spin and weave silk in Laos, cut and sew a leather book cover in Italy, or blow glass in New York.

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Highlights

On a Baltic Sea cruise, board in Sweden and wake up in Latvia — then do it in reverse

The ships resemble leisure boats but act like ferries, with daily overnight service between Stockholm and Riga.

Getting a taste of Singapore’s famously flavorful street food

The government has submitted a bid to add the nation-state’s hawker culture to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

At the Large Hadron Collider, a peek at the future of science

During a two-year maintenance shutdown, visitors can visit the cavern that houses the largest machine on Earth.

Plan on more breaks, drive late at night, be empathetic and extend your ETA.

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The remote destination offers similarly spectacular vistas and hikes, and a location near Scenic Byway 12.

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  • Perspective

Taking precautions is always a good idea, and even then, you could still get sick.

From Diagon Alley to 4 Privet Drive: A fan compares immersive wizarding worlds on two continents.

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Even if you take your own with you, there can be complications.

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Whether in Rome or Portland, Ore., you can make the most of a city from inside your shell.

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  • Perspective

Look for experience, certified expertise and a solid reputation when shopping for advice.

The road around the bay is dotted with medieval villages and family-friendly beaches.

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It might be smaller and less popular than its sibling to the west, but Minnesota’s capital city has a spirited side that is unrivaled by its twin.

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Amid the sea of enticing food and drink, could they return rejuvenated and no less fit than before?

The ships resemble leisure boats but act like ferries, with daily overnight service between Stockholm and Riga.

She slept on a hammock, shared space with spiders, ate chicken and rice, and contentedly watched the jungle pass by.

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Where and when you cruise and whom you book through can all affect pricing.

  • Perspective

Some reasons are not at all what you might expect.

In the area around the Mexican state’s capital, you’ll find stark beauty, art and adventures.

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With a season’s pass, you can save money on slopes from Pennsylvania to the West Coast.

The UNESCO World Heritage site in Kentucky is home to the world’s longest known cave system.

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