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Putting on the RAJ

The Rajasthani desert flat lands of the ancient Hindu Rajput warriors were once defended by imposing strategic forts that still loom from the surrounding plains where subsistence farming families toil in defiant bright saris and turbans. This vast region of contrasts stretches from Jaipur to Jodhpur to Udaipur (and beyond to Jaisalmer), a triangle (or…

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SINGAPORE: Fabulous at 50

Join the jubilee and hit the ‘new kampong’ like a local as the lion city celebrates 50 years of independence. Singapore, a former fishing village, has transformed itself into a stylish powerhouse with rooftop gardens, gourmet burgers, indie flicks and nightclubs.

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NSW South Coast, AUSTRALIA

A leisurely road trip along the South Coast of NSW is one of Australia’s great drives with spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife and loads of adventure experiences. Check out our Guide!

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Mali, West Africa

Mali is a land of ancient history, endless dunes, rivers and various cultures. Many restaurants and other places of interest here don’t have listed phone numbers or websites, making this Mali Guide exceptionally valuable.

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Central Coast, Australia

wandermelon’s Kate Ayrton, a Sydney native, prepared our insider’s guide to the best of the Central Coast, a spectacular natural beauty just a day-trip from Australia’s bustling harbor city.

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Palm Springs, CA

Few desert locations possess the glamour of Palm Springs.  This stylish city, which as early as 1936 boasted polo, tennis, gaming, night clubs and more swimming pools than any other city in the U.S., was thought of as the Palm Beach of the West. Many Hollywood stars considered this exclusive desert enclave their own private…

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Florence, Italy

Sleep Four Seasons (Borgo Pinti, 99; +39 055 26 261) It feels like you’re staying in a museum at this sprawling new resort situated just minutes from the center of the city.  After an extensive renovation, the 15th century Palazzo della Gherardesca and the ‘Conventino”, a 16th century Palazzo, have been restored to their Renaissance…

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sleep Copacabana Palace (Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro; +55 21-2548-7070) This iconic whitewashed hotel is the most famous in Rio de Janeiro and has housed royals and celebs since opening in 1923.  The service is impeccable and the expansive rooms offer incredible ocean views. Rates start at USD $498 for a standard room. Intercontinental…

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Mendoza, Argentina

Sleep Club Tapiz (Ruta 60 Maipu, Mendoza; +54-261-496-3433)  Sited in a century-old former bodega (winery), Club Tapiz offers an authentic, wine-tinted experience, including handsome, wood-floor guestrooms,  a rambling, wrap-around patio, and award-winning restaurant.  From the grassy central courtyard, guests look out to 25 acres of vines which surround the property. Park Hyatt Mendoza (Chile 1124,…

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