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Herman Wouters for The New York Times From left: A favorite place for high tea is Gartine, in the city's historic center; outdoor tables at IJ-Kantine, a family-oriented restaurant; three artists sell their work at Keramiek van Campen. Look beyond the city center for innovative shops, unusual art and casual cafes. Practical Traveler By MICHELLE HIGGINS Visitors can recover as much as 20 percent on purchases made in Europe, but it can be a hassle. Frugal Traveler Blog
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With a three-part plan, the Frugal Traveler turned all those offers for free miles into a ticket to his own paradise.
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Luxury hotels and a high-speed train come to this hillside city in China. By ETHAN TODRAS-WHITEHILL A rainy trip along the historical and southern coast is anything but a washout. Practical Traveler By MICHELLE HIGGINS Eager to gain free travel vouchers and hotel rooms, some passengers have turned getting bumped into an art form. On the Road
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Travelers who have become accustomed to free services at midscale hotels are unprepared for the fees tacked on by luxury chains.
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A 1950s-era terminal at San Francisco International Airport now offers art, free Wi-Fi, 350 power outlets and upscale food. 36 Hours By SETH SHERWOOD The capital of the United Arab Emirates, untouched by the region’s unrest, has been on a very high-end shopping spree. By ALEX HUTCHINSON The Three Passes Route maximizes views and minimizes time in basecamp.
By ADAM H. GRAHAM
Paris’s green movement might have arrived a bit late, but with its bike-sharing program, eco-hotels and anticipated car-sharing plan, it has taken hold and is growing fast.
: In Ljubljana, Bridges Connect Past and Future Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, may wrap around the foot of its medieval castle, but more contemporary attractions are within walking distance of the city’s true heart, the banks of the Ljubljanica River. More in Travel
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Along one of the world’s classic drives: mile after mile of sweeping vistas of sculptured cliffs, towers and arches framed against the roiling turquoise sea.
Leaving the main trail behind, and taking the less-traveled Three Passes Loop.
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Multimedia Feature: Resorts for Skiers of Every Type A rundown of some of the best winter retreats for extreme skiers, families, nonskiers and luxury-seekers.
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The Scoop An insider’s guide to what to eat, drink and do in New York from the staff of The Times, including a new category on favorite day trips outside of the five boroughs. In Alexander Lobrano’s new column, Eurofile, the author of “Hungry for Paris” writes about the best tables (and beds) on the continent.
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