One hour from Washington, DC, stay overnight ($197) in an English Tudor country house that resides on land once owned by George Washington.
Beyond the deluxe hotels and futuristic shopping malls, the Middle Eastern city retains seductive charms and a treasure trove of archaic spice souks and date palm gardens.
Gay-friendly hotels are going high-end, with new boutique properties that offer a luxury experience, plus amenities tailored specifically to gay travellers.
Musicians are no strangers to travel. But now several mobile rock festivals are putting the trip centre stage with rock cruises and railway-themed band tours.
Dutch authorities could make it illegal for visitors to buy marijuana in the city where it is famously, and popularly, legal.
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