The Best Ice Cream in Budapest

Summer is all about kicking back and relaxing! For some that may involve sipping on a refreshing cocktail with the sun shining on your hair but for others, summer is also about savoring some delicious ice cream, or “fagylalt” in Hungarian.

The city of Budapest is lucky enough to have numerous artisan ice cream parlors where you can taste some of the most mouthwatering gelatos or cool off with a delightful sorbet made from all fresh ingredients. Here’s our guide to the best ice cream Budapest has to offer this summer:
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Get Fit In NYC!

NYC is once again bringing fitness to the parks to help you get in shape without having to trek to the gym. This summer, enjoy the beautiful weather with an outdoor workout and meet new friends who share your love for making workouts fun. Whether you prefer yoga, dance or cardio, there’s a class for everyone so just pick your park, grab your gear and get in shape with your fellow NYC fitness fans! Classes are free and open to the public, and all fitness levels are welcome. Here are a few of our favorite classes being held at NYC’s parks this year:

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Hidden Gems of New York

Whether it’s your first time or your 50th time to New York, this city makes you feel the same magic with every visit. With its sea of yellow cabs, lights that never extinguish, and an unmatched energy from the hustle and bustle, NYC is unlike any city in the world. NYC has anything and everything to offer its visitors and residences from world-class shopping and museums to sporting events and Fortune 500 companies. Not to mention the universities, architecture, iconic monuments, filmmaking, and, of course, restaurants. Walking down the street and all the sudden looking up (or maybe you don’t know where to look because there is so much up and down!) and seeing the Empire State building, you get that excited feeling in the pit of your stomach because this is the stuff out of movies! It can also be overwhelming, thinking of everything that must be accomplished on your weekend trip to NYC, but there may be a few things you have never thought to try. We’ve asked the staff at Hotel Elysee for their favorite hidden gems around the city and complied a list of a few Secrets of New York that will spice up your trip!

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BBQ By The Borough

With Memorial Day upon us, we have barbecue on our minds! There’s simply no better way to kick off the summer season than with sunshine, family and friends, and a good old fashioned cookout. But while those of us staying around NYC this weekend may not be able to fire up a grill and whip up our own feast, there’s nothing stopping us from indulging at some of the best BBQ spots in town! Here are our favorite BBQ restaurants in each borough:
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Reasons We Love

Reasons We Love The Library Hotel Collection

Now that voting is open for the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, we want to reflect on some of the reasons we love the Library Hotel Collection. And we must say that when we think about why we love our hotels, a lot of reasons come to mind. But for now, here are our favorites:

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