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10 Things to Do in Berlin

The German capital—which has always been on the cusp of prime time—offers a just-right blend of edgy and refined.

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The view to the terrace of Il Palazzo, the restored nineteenth-century villa, one of the three accommodation buildings at Villa Làrio.

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The Secrets of the Lake

On the dazzling shores of Italy’s Lake Como, a history flows rich with romance and...

Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah is likely the city’s most iconic spot. It’s home to a dusty path lined by two rows of doleful oak trees.

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Georgia All Over

Touring the sensory experiences of a state that refuses to be neatly categorized.

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The World’s Warmest Jacket

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Berlin has been grown up for a while, but it’s still evolving from a punky bohemian hotbed to a cultural, culinary and retail destination. One need only look at the neighborhoods to understand the transformation. The reshaping of the formerly artist-dominated Mitte into a restaurant-and-retail juggernaut provides a sophisticated contrast to the gritty flavor of underground nightlife in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, just south. And where East Berlin has historically been at the center of the city’s cool, now there are hotels and cafés in West Berlin that have captured the conversation. Altogether the city has turned into an exciting destination that rivals Europe’s most established capitals.

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