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Cycling is a now a viable alternative in this Californian city that was once known for traffic, smog and gridlock.
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Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre returns

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The Bolshoi, the most famous theatre in the world, opens its doors after an elaborate refit.
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Daily deal: One night in Jackson Hole

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Stay for one night in a deluxe room at the Wort Hotel, including breakfast for two, and valet parking ($177).
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Norway’s northernmost frontier

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Braving the seemingly endless snow and bitter cold are the inhabitants of Svalbard, and the bears who outnumber them.
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The changing landscape of the Douro River Valley

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Tourism to the Douro is growing as Portugal’s port wine region experiments with fine table wines and ultra-modern boutique hotels complement the area’s traditional estates.
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