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Denver Deals via Text

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By now, most cities in the States have developed a mobile app or two to help visitors navigate via their smart phone or iPad. But Visit Denver, the official CVB of the Mile High City, has something even cooler up their sleeve. While many web-savvy travelers are familiar with online deal sites, like Groupon, Visit Denver developed the “Denver Deals” program to deliver deals from area businesses via text message.

While I’m glued to my desk in New York for the moment, I tested out this new program—the first of its kind—to see what they had to offer.

I texted “Denver Deals” to 63638 and within a few seconds my inbox had two new messages:

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Guess Where? Clock

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Can you guess where this fiery stained glass clock is? This one might be hard to guess, as I shot it on a behind-the-scenes tour of this New York City locale from a point of view few are familiar with. Where do you think this is?

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 4/11/11: T+L community member AdamDionne guessed right! This is the clock on Grand Central Terminal's 42nd Street facade, viewed from behind. It is the largest example of Tiffany glass in the world.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Matthews

Guess Where? Mystery Building

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Wandering around Europe a few years ago, I happened upon this turquoise building with what may be the world's most imaginative gutter system. Can you guess where this whimsical apartment building is?

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 4/04/11: T+L community member chrisgrabar guessed right! This building is in Dresden's Neustadt district, in the Kunsthof-Passage. If you find yourself in this German city, spend an afternoon admiring the artistic buildings while sipping on a coffee in this peaceful courtyard complex. Click through to find more images here.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Matthews

Guess Where? Tunnel of Books

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This tunnel of books, created by an artist who used mirrors to give the illusion of infinity, can be found in a library somewhere in Europe. Can you guess who the artist is and where this is?

Hint: Science magazine previously featured this sculpture on its cover.

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 3/28/11: Looks like we finally stumped you guys. Slovak artist, Matej Krén, created this book sculpture, called Idiom, which can be found in the entrance of the Prague Municipal Library at Mariánské náměstí, near the Old Town Square. It's centrally located, near the Staromestska metro station, so you don't have to go out of your way to check this mind-boggling sculpture out. Though nobody guessed the location, T+L community member miguelcarvalho did guess the artist correctly. Check out more images of this sculpture here.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Lyndsey Matthews

Lomography Photo Contest: Win a Trip to Vienna

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When was the last time you used a real camera, loaded with real film? Sure you’ve got the Hipstamatic app on your iPhone to take super dreamy retro snapshots that look like they came straight from the '70s—but I’ve got a reason for you to put your phone down and go analogue. (Skeptical? Keep reading: It involves a free trip to Europe.)

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Guess Where? Church Spires

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Work began on this European cathedral in the 14th century, yet its unique spires—characterized by a variety of architectural styles, including Neoclassical, Gothic Revival, and Art Nouveau—weren't completed until the 19th century. Can you guess where this is?

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 3/21/11: T+L community members sholverson, aldaformenti and MoniquePellerin all guessed it right! This is indeed the Duomo di Milano, or the Milan Cathedral, in northern Italy. We're going to have to make these harder for you guys. Check back this Friday for the newest edition of "Guess Where?"


Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of Travel + Leisure's Photo Contest

Suitcase.com Luggage Sale

201103-b-prize_britto-buttejpgIf you were eyeing the BRITTO Collection by Heys four-piece luggage set that went to the winner of our "Views" photo contest last December, you can snap it up for half price now on Suitcase.com. The colorful set, which includes a 12" beauty case and a carry-on bag for shorter trips, as well as medium and large suitcases for longer trips, normally retails for $2,120. Through Suitcase.com's Winter Sale you can get it for only $1,059.95 (plus free shipping!)

You can also buy the pieces individually: The 22-inch spinner case—the perfect carry-on size— is now 50 percent off at $249.95.

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Guess Where? Bridge Edition

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In English, this bridge is known by the stone material from which it was built, while its native name refers to the saint known as the rock of the Christian church. Hint: This image was included in our March 2008 issue.

Can you guess where this is? Log in and leave your answers below.

UPDATE 3/14/11: T+L community member canjay99 guessed it right! The early-19th-century Pont St. Pierre spans the Garonne River in Bordeaux, France. Congrats! Check back this Friday for the newest edition of "Guess Where?"

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Frederic Lagrange

Hotel Opening: Travaasa Austin + SXSW

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Plane ticket: check.

Concert tickets: check.

Hotel room: whoops!

If you’ve spent your time agonizing over which showcases to attend in Austin next week during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film, and interactive festival, instead of searching for a place to crash, you can relax.

Brand new hotel collection, Travaasa Destinations, along with fashion website StyleCaster, is offering an all-inclusive preview package for a three night/four day stay from March 17-20 at the Travaasa Austin before it opens to the public in April.

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Guess Where? Colored Houses

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These colorful row houses strike a note with both residents and visitors in this newly re-developed neighborhood.

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