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Mysteries of Machu Picchu

Built at the height of the Incan civilization in what is now Peru, Machu Picchu was rediscovered one hundred years ago on 24 July, 1911.


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Openings: London, Paris, Vancouver, Harvard Square, New York

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In London, the St Ermin’s Hotel had its elaborate Victorian lobby and delightful Art Nouveau touches lovingly restored.
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Mobile apps for decoding local currencies, measurements, clothing sizes, food ingredients — and finding bathrooms around the world.
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Daily deal: Seven-day Great West air cruise

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Take a seven-day tour of the Great West via plane ($1,315). Grab a friend and get ready to jump city to city, seeing everything from whales and sequoias to Alcatraz and Vegas’ lights.
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Chile’s wine region comeback

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The much-visited Colchagua Valley was one of the worst hit areas after last year’s earthquake, but the region has largely returned to normal.
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America’s airborne adventures

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From airships to hot air balloons, adventure outfitters offer some extraordinary ways to rise above it all.
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