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Quebec’s Grande Dame: Château Frontenac

Few hotels define an urban skyline like the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. This grande dame, which lords over Quebec City from a cliff overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, is one of the most photographed hotels in the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s hard to take a picture of the city without the formidable property creeping into the frame. Here’s a look at the icon’s past and present.

The Best Hotels in Hong Kong

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Few cities rival Hong Kong when it comes to hotels. Choices range from some of the most expensive and indulgent in the world–the city boasts two Mandarin Orientals–to dirt-cheap hostels as well as a big range of hip yet reasonable new properties in between. Here are my favorites.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Romance

I have to laugh when I see things like “rented” swans, petal-strewn hotel beds, and string-quartet serenades. That’s why I asked 10 concierges in some of my favorite cities what they would recommend to the most discerning of guests for a night of off-the-beaten-path romance — whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a wedding proposal, or simply a much-needed date night.

Destination NYE: How Glam Hotels Welcome 2013

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Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons previews how her favorite hotels will be ringing in the new year.

The Radar: Visit the Copan Ruins, Spend the Night in a Tube, 10 Tips for Solo Travelers

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photo: Luis Matamoros/My Shot

The Radar: How to Teach Abroad, 10 Great “Underground” Bars, Allergy-Friendly Getaways

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photo: Bhavesh Bangdiwala/My Shot

The Radar: Where to Eat in San Antonio, Adventures for Art Enthusiasts, 4 Places in Brazil that Might Be New to You

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: Greening the Grand Canyon, 24 Hours in Glasgow, Cook in Your Hotel Room

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Deals: Where to Stay in Montreal

From the January/February issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Hotel Central: New England’s Snug Ski Lodges

As winter’s first heavy snows bury New England under a fluffy blanket of white, the region’s best ski resorts come alive with the crackling of firewood and the humming of chairlifts.

Checking In: Big Island B&Bs

Unwind and power up for your next Hawaiian adventure at these four tropical escapes.

The Radar: Best of Ottawa, Beautiful Airport Terminals, 2012 Hotel Openings

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.