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Europe’s 15 Most Beautiful Beaches

Dreaming of being on a dreamy European beach—or already on one and wondering if you can do even better? Then look to the Iberian Peninsula. European Best Destinations recently announced its ranking of the top 15 beaches in Europe, as voted on by thousands of travelers from 83 countries. This year’s No. 1 is Torrente de Pareis in Mallorca, Spain. Rounding out the top three are Bordeira Beach in Alzejur, Portugal and Amio Beach in Cantabria, Spain.

Is An Expedition Cruise Right For You?

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One of the fastest-growing segments of the cruise industry is the expedition cruise, which takes passengers on voyages to an exotic or remote place, such as Antarctica. And make no mistake, this is no Love Boat. The ships are more intimate, the journeys are educational, usually with a focus on nature—and, yes, the cost is far greater. Here’s how to know if an expedition cruise is right for you.

80 New Summer Hotel Openings

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If you’re still looking for a summer escape but want to venture somewhere where you are among the first guests to arrive, there are dozens of hotels opening their doors and shores. From Maine to Montenegro, here are 80 new hotels for summer.

Travel Wise

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A powerful passport provides visa-free travel to many countries, but not all passports cost the same to acquire (and maintain) and not all tourist visa charges are equal. William Russell, which provides insurance for expat travelers, recently crunched the numbers to determine the world’s most expensive passports and visas. Australia’s passport comes with the highest fee ($230), while the United States has the most expensive country-to-country fee ($127).

Inside London’s New 13-Seat Omakase Speakeasy

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Want to know a culinary secret the next time you’re in London? Sushi Kanesaka, already a Michelin-starred recipient in its home city of Tokyo, recently opened a speakeasy style omakase in Mayfair. Chef Shinji Kanesaka’s 13-seat culinary hideaway is located in 45 Park Lane hotel and is designed in simple cedar to embody the spirit of a Japanese retreat.

Source : Forbes