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36 Hours in Albuquerque – The New York Times

Any conversation about travel to New Mexico seems to start with Santa Fe, the tourist-magnet about 60 miles up the road from Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. But Duke City (so called for its namesake, the Duke of Alburquerque, the early 18th-century Viceroy of New Spain) has been emerging from …

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Searching for Fall Colors? Let Me Get the Llama for You

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower,” wrote the French philosopher Albert Camus. In North America, most experts agree that the peak time of those “flowers” occurs around mid-October, depending on the latitude, altitude and proximity to the coast. David Angotti, co-founder of the SmokeyMountains foliage …

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How to Take Advantage of Shoulder Season

Summer vacation may be coming to an end, but savvy travelers know that the best time of year to book and take a trip is starting. Shoulder season — the months just before and after peak summer travel time — is when you’ll find warm temperatures, smaller crowds and deals …

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The Bahamas’ Big Need is Tourists, It Says

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff. The nation’s flags, even the one above the luxury 3,800-room water park and hotel, have been lowered in honor of …

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Loneliness and Its Antidote on Orcas Island

The 52 Places Traveler Facing a birthday alone on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, the 52 Places Traveler learns some life lessons — and comes face to face with some whales. Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in …

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Washington Monument to Reopen After Three Years

Visitors to Washington can once again survey the city and gaze upon its surroundings from a beloved vantage. After being closed for more than three years, the Washington Monument, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks and one of the world’s tallest free-standing masonry structures at 555 feet, is set …

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