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Guten Tag, Treehouse Hotel
Guten Tag, Treehouse Hotel

Germany’s funky Baumhaus Hotel has an un-Germanic sense of humor

Ever since we published our selection of places that resemble a Dr. Seuss illustration we've regretted leaving certain hotels off our list. Like this one: the funky, arboreal Baumhaus Hotel in Neißeaue, Germany. Baumhaus is a sort of woodsy-themed adventure park with eight different treehouses that can be rented ...

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5 In-America-Only Cultural Travel Activities
5 In-America-Only Cultural Travel Activities

Why America is not like yogurt

A joke we overheard in a coffee shop in Italy: Question: What's the difference between yogurt and the United States of America? Answer: Yogurt has culture. Okay, maybe that's a little funny. The problem is, it isn't true. The United States is full of culture. It isn't as gourmet as, say, ...

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Nantucket’s Historic, Modern Bed and Breakfast
Nantucket’s Historic, Modern Bed and Breakfast

A review of The Veranda House

Next to the reception desk of The Veranda House on Nantucket Island there's a large photo from the 1880s of the bed and breakfast. It shows well-heeled guests hanging out on the namesake verandas, admiring the view of the historic town center and the waters of the Nantucket ...

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See, Swim With Penguins
(Not in Antarctica)
See, Swim With Penguins <br />(Not in Antarctica)

Find tuxedoed birds in unexpected places

Is it possible to dislike penguins? There’s something universally adorable about them. Maybe it's their waddling. Or their tuxedo outfits. Or how they are portrayed in popular culture, as in the wonderful March of the Penguins documentary. Most penguin stories, including March, take place in Antarctica. However there are ...

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Oslo’s Wildest Hotel Room
Oslo’s Wildest Hotel Room

The unusual WWF room at Scandic Vulkan hotel

A sandy floor, a full size tree trunk, a profusion of green plants and a posse of endangered species — in cuddly toy form. The WWF room at Scandic Vulkan hotel in Oslo is wild! The only thing missing are the calls of rainforest birds. Although, if you ...

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Summer Camps Where Adults Can Be Kids Again
Summer Camps Where Adults Can Be Kids Again

Relive a slice of your summer childhood

Summer camp. For adults of a certain age, those two words can evoke powerful memories of innocence and coming-of-age. Perhaps those memories are of sleeping in cabins or learning archery. Perhaps they are memories of canoeing rivers, roasting marshmallows, participating in camp talent shows or playing games of ...

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