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The voodoo priests, kings and ghosts of Benin

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As would seem appropriate for the home of a religion famed for its dolls and zombies, this West African colony is awash in magic.
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Food, land and faith in northern Spain

Follow in the well-worn footsteps of medieval pilgrims, explore the harsh, wildly beautiful landscapes, and sample the culinary alchemy of the northern Spanish kitchen.



Musical destinations: Geneva, Switzerland

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The Concours de Genève, one of the world’s oldest competitions for young musicians, takes place within the idyllic setting of Lake Geneva.
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Daily deal: Vermont fairy-tale

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Enjoy a romantic two-night stay in the Castle Hill Resort and Spa for $499. A complementary bottle of sparkling wine and a trip to the spa will set the mood.
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Old Masters, new thoughts in Berlin

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A new Bode Museum exhibition explores what Renaissance portraits say about the psychology of their subjects.
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Five fabulous things to do in Madagascar

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Madagascar is like no place else on earth. From relaxing in a rainforest hot tub to spying lemurs, here are a few unforgettable things to do in this truly unique place.
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