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36 Hours in Amsterdam
By GISELA WILLIAMS
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.
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Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What to Do in Amsterdam.
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In Europe, Is the VAT Refund Worth Your Time?
By MICHELLE HIGGINS
Visitors can recover as much as 20 percent on purchases made in Europe, but it can be a hassle.
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Are Your Miles a Mess? Here's How to Put Them to Use
By SETH KUGEL
With a three-part plan, the Frugal Traveler turned all those offers for free miles into a ticket to his own paradise.
The Poetry of Hangzhou
By ONDINE COHANE
Luxury hotels and a high-speed train come to this hillside city in China.
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In Australia, Driving the Great Ocean Road
By ETHAN TODRAS-WHITEHILL
A rainy trip along the historical and southern coast is anything but a washout.
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Guide to Being Bumped (or Not)
By MICHELLE HIGGINS
Eager to gain free travel vouchers and hotel rooms, some passengers have turned getting bumped into an art form.
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A Stingy Traveler Stung by Hotel Fees
By JOE SHARKEY
Travelers who have become accustomed to free services at midscale hotels are unprepared for the fees tacked on by luxury chains.
Frequent Flier: Held at the Gate, in the Service of Tequila
Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco
By TODD WOODY
A 1950s-era terminal at San Francisco International Airport now offers art, free Wi-Fi, 350 power outlets and upscale food.
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36 Hours in Abu Dhabi
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.
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Everest Without the Crowds
By ALEX HUTCHINSON
The Three Passes Route maximizes views and minimizes time in basecamp.
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Eco-Paris
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.
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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.
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We asked readers to submit their best travel photos and share the back story. Here is a curated selection of the images.
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“We were fortunate to see something that not everyone sees: lions in a tree on the Serengeti at sunset.”
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Australia’s Great Ocean Road
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.
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Exploring Nepal’s Everest Region
Leaving the main trail behind, and taking the less-traveled Three Passes Loop.
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36 Hours in Abu Dhabi
Once aloof from the spendthrift ways of neighboring Dubai, Abu Dhabi is now ticking off items on a five-star shopping list.
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