Floating world

PLACES TO STAY

Stay above water

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$242 · Wake up to a view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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$142 · Watch sea lions play from a tugboat in Sausalito

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$459 · Live the houseboat life in Amsterdam

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$127 · Unwind on a quiet houseboat in London


IDEAS FOR FUTURE TRIPS

Seek water-bound wonders

The water palace of Jaipur

Bangkok
Bangkok’s floating markets
Spend a morning weaving through one of the area’s floating markets with a fresh coconut water in hand. Tip: Get there early to avoid the crowds.
Paraty
Waterfall slides in Paraty
Heading to Rio de Janeiro? Make the drive down to the town of Paraty, where you’ll find Cachoeira do Tobogã, a natural waterfall slide. Slide down feet-first, or ask a local daredevil how to surf the falls.

THINGS TO DO

Dive into local culture

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$150 · Find calm on the waters of San Francisco

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$550 · Paddleboard and party down in Miami

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$147 · Make a meal from your own catch in Barcelona

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$150 · Eat breakfast in an underwater dome in Seattle


LOST IN TRANSLATION

Say it like the Swedes

MÅNGATA

A portmanteau of måne and gata, the individual words for moon and street. Together they mean the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on the water.