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There Is a Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower

Gustave Eiffel was "the object of general envy" among Parisians during his lifetime, and it wasn't for designing one of the most famous monuments of all time. Rather, it was due to the fact that he had a private apartment at the top of the tower—and almost no one else was allowed access to it. see more
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7 Reasons Why Bermuda Remains a Vacation Go-To

Port Royal Golf Course For any golf aficionado, a round on the Port Royal Golf Course is a must. Golfers from around the globe travel here to soak in the sights this course has to offer. Book your tee time in advance to ensure your spot on the grounds. Tip: If you're pressed for time, make sure to at least check out the 16th hole. The Port Royal Golf Course is world-famous due in large part to the views from the 16th hole. see more
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Turkish Delight: Why You Should Ditch the Sauna and Opt for a Hammam

Pictured: the hammam at the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires see more
Design

A Guide to Detroit, Courtesy of Motor City's Newest Barber Shop

Fellow Barber's sleek barbershops reliably produce some of the cleanest cuts (and sell some of the coolest products) a guy could need. Problem is, they've only been available to guys in a couple of coastal cities—until now. "We've always been attracted to emerging areas," says cofounder Sam Buffa. "The Lower East Side, Williamsburg, the Mission District in San Francisco. We started looking all around Detroit almost two years ago, and midtown seemed like the perfect fit." The newest shop opened up in the Motor City four weeks ago—boasting 1,800 square feet, eight chairs, and cadre of barbers available seven days see more
Design

7 Sexy, Brilliant, and Completely Insane Designs for London's Newest Bridge

Looks like London might be getting another Instagrammable landmark. The Borough of Wandsworth (located in the southwest of the city) has invited designers to submit renderings for a new pedestrian bridge over the River Thames that will connect the districts of Nine Elms and Pimlico. Now, more than 70 designs have been unveiled for the $61 million project, ranging from edgy and starkly geometric to cool and minimal to even downright eccentric. Before the finalists are narrowed down next month, take a look below at some of our favorites. see more
Travel

A Hotel Where Robot Servants Are at Your Beck and Call

If five-star luxury accommodations are getting a little predictable for you, it might be time to book a trip to the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, where you can be treated like royalty by a staff of 10 . . . humanoid robots. Opening this summer, the 72-room hotel will use the bots (fluent in both Japanese and English) to check in guests, clean rooms, and even bring you your morning coffee. And the robots are just the beginning for this high-tech hotel, located in a Netherlands-themed amusement park (what, you thought this vacation was going to be normal?). According see more
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Here Are the 7 Best Hotels for Fitness-Obsessed Travelers

As hotels become more aware of the desire for luxury fitness facilities, many have transformed their gyms into the property's most covetable amenity. From indoor boxing rings to outdoor rock-climbing walls, these recently opened hotels provide equipment and extras that go beyond a treadmill facing a bracketed TV. Here, find a comprehensive overview of the latest hotels obsessed with next-level fitness. see more
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Why St. Moritz Is The Enduring Wintertime Vacation Spot

Ask me and it sounds apocryphal, but the story goes something like this: The Swiss hotelier Johannes Badrutt made a little wager with his British guests in September of 1864. You think these mountains are nice in summer, he told them, you ain't seen nothing. In winter—with the blinding light, virginal snow, dry clean air, sans wind—it's paradise. Come back in a few months, he said, and if you don't like it, I'll pay for your travel costs back to sunny 'ole England. Deal, the Brits said, and so they returned just before Christmas, at Badrutt's Kulm Hotel. They loved see more
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What is Ski Mountaineering, The Hot New Wintertime Fitness Trend?

If you're tired of waiting in lines and spending half your day on the chair lift—and, oh yeah, spending half your paycheck on the lift ticket—here's a suggestion: stop. Instead, step into some flexible boots, onto shorter, lightweight skis equipped with free-heel bindings that lock down for descending, "skins" that affix to the bottom side of your skis to grip snow, and a safety beacon—and skin up the mountain before making turns on the way down. Termed "fitness skinning," "fitness uphilling," or "ski mountaineering" ("SkiMo," for short), pointing your tips toward the top of the mountain is a major workout. see more
Travel

6 Beautiful Private Estates That Are Now Open to the Public

Frank Lloyd Wright Home Waimea, Hawaii Wright conceived this oceanfront home in 1954 for a Pennsylvania family, but it wasn't built until 1995, when a Honolulu ad exec found the blueprints and hired the only firm authorized to oversee construction of Wright's unrealized plans. It's the sole Wright-designed property in Hawaii; a private residence for nearly 20 years, the house has windows that allow views of the Pacific and the Mauna Kea volcano and reproductions of Wright's Origami chairs. From $795 a night; homeaway.com • • • see more
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