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Where will you go next? Discover new destinations across the globe with our local experts and choose which one you'll add to your travel calendar this year.

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Show Up In The Know

You're not a typical tourist. You want to show up knowing tips and tricks to navigate local nuances — and maybe even how to find the best local treats.

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Uncover Hidden Stories

What's hiding on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Which palaces housed which royals? How can you make the most of that giant museum? Our local experts open the doors to hidden stories across the globe.

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Venice Biennale 2024: Top Highlights

Many countries showcase their artists in pavilions in the Giardini—created by Napoleon in the early 19th century and the Biennale's original venue— or Venice's historic Arsenale. Others rent palazzos or disused churches across the city, transforming them into unique art venues. Additionally, 30 city-wide collateral projects complement and expand upon the national exhibitions. No wonder visitors often find themselves dazzled but overwhelmed when traversing Venice. This lecture will help those planning to visit the 60th Biennale, as well as art lovers, and curious virtual world travelers by producing a hand-picked guide to 2024’s must-see pavilions and collateral events.