A new year means new trips and new discoveries. The possibilities are endless.
- A Day in Downtown: An itinerary for the English countryside inspired by the Emmy award-winning TV series Downton Abbey.
- Relishing Rome: Lee Aitken shamelessly eats her way through the internal city while compiling a list of locally loved restaurants — from a mozzarella bar to a regal villa at the edge of the Borghese Gardens.
- Hello, Chicago!: With a plethora of new epicurean options to enjoy, nobody's going hungry this winter.
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- A Classic Reborn: Michael Gross welcomes the new and improved Hotel Bel-Air to the 21st century. Alexandra Champalimaud's redesign includes updates such as $3,000 computerized toilets and a swan lake that uses recycled water.
- Pizza Quest: Food critic Anya von Bremzen recounts her journey to Italy in search of the best pizza city: Rome vs. Naples. We wont spoil the surprise, but take note — it was a very close competition.
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On the cover: Melinda Page discovers the lesser-known, more affordable side of the Seychelles, where beachside apartments go for $125 a night.
- Caribbean's Most Wanted: From a sustainable farm institute to Aruba's weekly street party; David Swanson investigates American's favorite islands in search of the new and undiscovered.
- Top Budget Travel Destinations for 2012: Explore baroque churches, black-sand beaches, and crater lakes in the Azores, one of Nicole Frehsee's picks for 2012.
- Road Trip: La Ruta Panoramica: Take a spin on Puerto Rico's answer to Route 66. Josh Eells uncovers the island's quieter side, where the road is laced with waterfalls and horses out number people.
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- A Magical Mystery: Well aware of the cliché, Frank DiCesare embraces pop-culture history and recounts crossing the famous Abbey Road.
- The Buzz in Mexico: Melina Gerosa looks out for the Melipona beecheii bee.
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