March 2015

By Amy Schellenbaum, March 27, 2015
The Himalayas boast nine of the 10 highest mountain peaks on the planet, its 1,500 miles of snow-coated ridges of great religious significance for Buddhists and Hindus. Its mountains have set the scene for operas, and tourism in Nepal is the count...
By Nate Storey, March 27, 2015
It was only a matter of time before the family that gave the world Mama Shelter hotels brought their egalitarian vision of cool stateside—and what better place than anyone-can-be-a-star Hollywood? The idiosyncratically hip hotel brand turned heads...
By Lindsey Olander, March 27, 2015
By Catherine Steindler, March 26, 2015
To travel to Cuba—a short journey long-anticipated by many U.S. citizens and now, thanks to today's easing of travel restrictions, tantalizingly imminent—is, famously, to go back in time. Havana is imagined as a town caught in the 1950s, which is ...
By Max Grinnell, March 26, 2015
By Caroline Hallemann, March 23, 2015
Think the only way you can see the world and make a difference is through organizations like Doctors Without Borders or the Peace Corp? Relax (quite literally), and book your next vacation at a luxury hotel that packs a do-good punch. One such ...
By Caroline Hallemann, March 23, 2015
With a recent opening of a museum-hotel in Durham, North Carolina; a pair of properties currently under construction in Oklahoma City and Lexington, Kentucky; and three more projects in the early stages of development, hospitality brand 21c is bui...
By Courtney Kenefick, March 23, 2015
High-end fashion brand Bottega Veneta, known for its woven leather goods, opened its first home boutique this month, a gorgeous store inside Milan’s Palazzo Gallarati Scotti. Here the brand’s collection of furnishings, lighting, and tabletop ac...
By N/A, March 19, 2015
Surrounded by water nearly everywhere you look, the British Virgin Islands is regarded as the sailing capital of the Caribbean for its steady trade winds and peaceful beaches. The four main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Aneg...
By N/A, March 19, 2015
Situated just east of Puerto Rico, one of the most direct ways to the BVI’s main airport on Beef Island is via San Juan. However, another easy option is flying nonstop to St. Thomas and taking a ferry to Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, or your p...
By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, March 18, 2015
By David Samuels, March 18, 2015
On a visit to the hotel company’s new innovation studio, David Samuels explores the brave new world of hospitality. Hotels are my favorite places to think and write, or simply to escape from reality, which is sometimes harsh. The hotels I am gr...
By Andrew Villagomez, March 18, 2015
By N/A, March 17, 2015
Gateway to Italy, Milan is gearing up for an influx of travelers to the Universal Exhibition. Many will combine it with trips elsewhere in Italy, since the country’s modern, efficient trains make transport easy and convenient. Yet if you want to k...
By N/A, March 17, 2015
Come May, the world will focus its attention on Milan and "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," the theme of Expo Milano 2015. This Universal Exposition will bring together more than 140 countries and organizations to address the challenges of en...
By Anya von Bremzen, March 17, 2015
Lay of the Land Christianshavn: With its gabled houses and canals, this man-made island is a quiet escape in the heart of the city. Frederiksberg: Come to this historic neighborhood to see the city’s Neoclassical architecture and to picnic a...
By Caroline Hallemann, March 17, 2015
By Sara Ruffin Costello, March 17, 2015
By Rachel Felder, March 16, 2015
By Bruce Schoenfeld, March 12, 2015
I was sitting in an ornate dining room eating a breakfast out of the Hapsburg Empire: cheeses, meats, smoked fish, black bread with apricot jam—not a cereal bowl in sight. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling. Framed landscapes adorned the walls. Out...
By Andrew Sessa, March 11, 2015
By Amy Schellenbaum, March 10, 2015
With the recent introduction of GoSleep napping pods, essentially closable pellets meant for escaping the stress and hubbub of airport terminals, it looks like Helsinki Airport is vying in earnest to become the best place in Europe to spend an eig...
By Jonny Clark, March 10, 2015
With the recent introduction of GoSleep napping pods, essentially closable pellets meant for escaping the stress and hubbub of airport terminals, it looks like Helsinki Airport is vying in earnest to become the best place in Europe to spend an eig...
By Courtney Kenefick, March 10, 2015
Judging by the name, you might think that Uslu Airlines is a boutique air carrier you’ve never been on. In reality it's a Berlin-based luxury beauty brand known for something much more colorful: nail polishes and lip glosses named after the world'...
By Katrina Brown Hunt, March 10, 2015
By Katie James, March 9, 2015
As spring approaches, so too do the skin woes associated with seasonal shifts—all of which are compounded by inevitable spring travel. Whether skin is dehydrated, dull, or just plain irritated, Dr. Philippe Allouche has the fix. As Director of Inn...
By Amy Schellenbaum, March 6, 2015
On March 8, 2014, less than an hour after departing the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on a routine flight to Beijing, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 blipped off the surveillance radar, never to reemerge. In the days that followed, the Boeing 77...
By N/A, March 6, 2015
Windswept and sun-soaked, the island of Aruba offers a wild and rugged interior of cacti-dotted desert scenery which provides a dramatic contrast to its legendary beaches of powdery white sand and turquoise blue water. Along the northern coastline...
By N/A, March 6, 2015
Soon after aloe vera was introduced to Aruba in 1840, some two-thirds of the island’s desert-like terrain was covered with low-growing rosettes of this succulent plant renowned for its wellness benefits. Within several decades, this tiny, oblong-s...
By N/A, March 5, 2015
By Kate Parham Kordsmeier, February 23, 2015
By Alastair Gordon, February 19, 2015
As a parade of ever-taller, starchitect-designed giants now tower over London, critic Alastair Gordon asks whether the soul of the city is getting lost in the shadows. I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings, the lower t...
By Krisanne Fordham, February 19, 2015
By Valerie Waterhouse, February 18, 2015
Lay of the Land Centro Storico: The city’s historic district is filled with art museums and Renaissance churches, along with homegrown luxury brands like Gucci. San Lorenzo: This maze of streets between the San Lorenzo Market and the Santa M...
By Michael Kors, February 17, 2015
By Peter Jon Lindberg, February 14, 2015
Suppose you were to build your own resort—on a remote Fijian island, say—and money were no object. Common sense not a factor, either. Maybe you don’t even need people to come. Maybe you’d be content to use the place yourself, with the occasional p...
By Megan Soll, February 13, 2015
By Colleen Clark, February 11, 2015
By Deb Hopewell, February 10, 2015
By Michael Kors, February 9, 2015
By Celia Shatzman, February 6, 2015
By Aditi Datta, February 4, 2015
Whether you’re addicted to brown bags that are small, medium, and large or you’re simply helping the economy, there are plenty of shopping hubs in India’s capital. Even when I used to visit Delhi during my school holidays, I always thought that th...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, February 4, 2015
The history of Nassau is tied to stories of pirates, privateers, loyalists and enslaved Africans. Hidden in plain sight all across the island is physical evidence of these times when men were cargo, pillaged gold was treasure, and the beach was a ...
By Travel + Leisure Staff, February 3, 2015
By Colleen Clark, January 29, 2015
By Toni Garcia, January 28, 2015
You could say that every hotel in Barcelona is family-friendly, because unlike many other major cities, the capital of Catalonia has always been considered a family destination. Aside from hostels (which obviously attract a crowd of young adults) ...
By Cristina Alonso, January 28, 2015
There are many perks to living in a big, bustling city: great food, lots of culture, thriving nightlife. The downside can be spending too much time indoors, whether it’s at home, at work, or in the car. This is why having the chance to spend some ...
By Cristina Alonso, January 28, 2015
During Mexico’s 300 years as a Spanish colony, we were heavily influenced by many of their customs and traditions—most relevantly, we acquired their language and religion. During those years and from then on, Catholic churches became ubiquitous al...
By Cristina Alonso, January 28, 2015
Just by taking a look back in time, it’s pretty easy to see that Mexicans have an eye for design. Think of the intricate patterns in our traditional textiles, the bright colors in our crafts, or the fine embroidery in a mariachi suit. And with a c...
By Cristina Alonso, January 28, 2015
Think of Mexico City and the first image that may come to your mind is a sprawling metropolis, a maze of streets and avenues packed with buildings and houses. And you wouldn’t be completely wrong. However, the city does have its fair amount of gre...
By Cristina Alonso, January 28, 2015
We may be stating the obvious here, but one of the main reasons to visit Mexico is the food, especially Mexico City. With more than 20 million people living in this metropolis, the culinary offerings seem endless, making the selection process a li...
By Toni Garcia, January 28, 2015
It’s pretty easy to find good coffee in Barcelona, because Catalans (and Spanish people in general) love real coffee. That's why, although the city has all the usual franchises, you won't find many locals frequenting them. Neighborhoods like Graci...
By Toni Garcia, January 28, 2015
The most famous street in Barcelona is Las Ramblas. This avenue that bisects the center of Barcelona was originally named around 1859, and it has been pivotal to the city's identity ever since. The street is nearly three-quarters of a mile long...
By Toni Garcia, January 28, 2015
Barcelona is a very tolerant city, and one loyal to its multiculturalism. With a long Jewish tradition (especially visible in Girona, a town outside Barcelona), a significant Muslim immigration over the past few decades, and the obvious role of Ca...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 28, 2015
Water is an inescapable part of who Bahamians are as island people. To truly pay homage to the bounty of our ocean, though, you must enjoy it both from above and from below. So, submit yourself to the aquatic kingdom: Suit up with a mask and snork...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 28, 2015
Dressing for a Bahamas vacation is not like dressing for any old trip. You will want breezy clothes that let your body breathe in the extreme heat. Though you might be tempted to strip down, remember that Bahamians tend to be conservative—so keep ...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 28, 2015
For spectators and participants, the rhythmic tum tum of the goatskin drum rushing past in a Junkanoo parade has a magnetic appeal. The drums “rumble in ya belly,” as we say in the Bahamas, like a defibrillator jumpstarting your sense of jubilatio...
By Meredith Bethune, January 27, 2015
By Cristina Alonso, January 26, 2015
Visitors who come to Mexico City—and in fact, even locals—can get overwhelmed by the city’s sheer size, by how much there is to do and how confusing the streets can get. “OK, so we should check out Xochimilco, which is on this end of town, and als...
By Andrea Bennett, January 26, 2015
By now, it’s not even relevant to address people’s tired misconceptions that Las Vegas is the land of the tired $1.99 prime beef dinner, or the bastion of the sat-under-the-heat-lamp-too-long buffet. After all, the city is now well-known as a majo...
By Marie Asselin, January 26, 2015
Quebec City’s compact city center is built on two levels, called Lower and Upper Town, right next to the St. Lawrence River. Boasting a unique architecture inspired by Northern France and featuring many historical sites, it almost seems as if it w...
By Marie Asselin, January 26, 2015
Quebec City may seem fairly quiet, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s staid. There are quite a few cool places to have a drink (or two) and plenty of fun after dark here. Most of the city’s nightlife is concentrated along rue Saint-Jean and...
By Marie Asselin, January 26, 2015
When it comes to eating on a budget, fast-food restaurants are often the first options that come to mind. But in Quebec City, being frugal doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing quality or flavor; there are countless options if you want to eat well ...
By Maryam Montague, January 26, 2015
Had too much couscous? Work it, baby. When you are in Marrakesh, it really is possible to eat too much couscous and too many tagines, and drink too much Casablanca beer. (Ahem, I know, from personal experience.) Yes, all those multiple courses in ...
By Maryam Montague, January 26, 2015
So you might think that Arabic is too confusing: It’s written right to left; it has letters that look like swoops and swirls; and there are sounds that you don’t have in your native language. Well, that may be so—but you are in Morocco, and the la...
By Maryam Montague, January 26, 2015
If tennis is your game, you’ll be happy to know that you can pack your whites if you’re heading to Marrakesh. While you won’t find any public courts in Marrakesh, tennis clubs are beginning to spring up around the city, and a few hotels will happi...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 26, 2015
The golf course will be no more than a few minutes’ away from your room, if you choose to stay at one of the Bahamas’ top golf resorts. At these properties, stunning land- and seascapes serve as the backdrop for your beachfront sanctuary as you ch...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 26, 2015
Despite being a major cruise ship port and tourist destination, The Bahamas is not a nightclubbing-every-night kind of country. Happy Hours carry most through the week, while late night revelry takes off on Thursdays and continues into the weekend...
By Marie Asselin, January 23, 2015
Surrounding Quebec are places that deserve just as much attention as the city itself. Because of the compact nature of the city, it’s easy to find startlingly different landscapes and outdoor activities—from mountain hikes to river cruises—all wit...
By Marie Asselin, January 23, 2015
After feasting on our terroir’s generous flavors, and perhaps indulging in a poutine or two, visitors might be curious to dig deeper into our local culinary scene. Beyond the delectable array of restaurants that serve modern Québécois cuisine is a...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 23, 2015
The Bahamas has prime ground for every type of sports fishing, and you can fish your way across the archipelago to experience all of the habitats. While fishing is technically a year round sport, you may be frustrated in the late fall and winter m...
By Brooke Porter Katz, January 23, 2015
Say it ain’t so: SkyMall—the beloved inflight magazine filled with all those items that in turn filled you with desire and made you scratch your head in confusion—has declared bankruptcy. Before the time of iPads, streaming TV channels, and other ...
By Katrina Brown Hunt, January 23, 2015
By Maryam Montague, January 22, 2015
Our world is both doubling and halving: The population has doubled since 1970, and the animal population has been halved since then. Obviously, that’s not a good ratio. But the good news is that you can help, even while traveling. If you are headi...
By Noelle Khalila Nicolls, January 20, 2015
There is an attention to detail you will find at the top fine dining restaurants in the Bahamas that delivers a multi-sensory experience, and simply puts you in good spirits. At the One&Only Ocean Club’s Dune restaurant, for instance, the smell of...
By Tom Samiljan, January 16, 2015
By Amy Farley, January 16, 2015
It’s happening, people. Travel to Cuba just got as little easier, thanks to a new set of regulations that take effect today and expand on President Obama’s recent policy changes. The Department of Treasury dropped the amended regulations on the...
By Melanie Lieberman, January 16, 2015
It’s happening, people. Travel to Cuba just got as little easier, thanks to a new set of regulations that take effect today and expand on President Obama’s recent policy changes. The Department of Treasury dropped the amended regulations on the...
By Toni Garcia, January 15, 2015
Barcelona is surrounded by natural beauty, and this is part of what defines the city. Because Catalonia is a small country, you can reach any place within it in less than five hours—so why not plan to visit some of the lovely areas outside Barcelo...
By Toni Garcia, January 15, 2015
Barcelona is one the most family-friendly cites in Europe. As well as offering lots of cultural activities, Barcelona’s neighborhoods are clean and safe; there are lots of green spaces to play and explore in, and the wide sidewalks are accommodati...
By Toni Garcia, January 15, 2015
In my list of Barcelona’s Best Festivals, I mentioned the role of the city as a refuge for independent bands and artists. The list below is a demonstration of that fact. All of the city’s best places to see live music are small venues that consist...
By Toni Garcia, January 15, 2015
Like any other city in Europe, Barcelona has hundreds of hotels that you can enjoy with your partner. There are all kinds of offers, locations and prices, but the most in demand are obviously the ones that combine the best services with a privileg...
By Aditi Datta, January 15, 2015
There are some shared memories that cities hold: It’s the sort of sentiment that makes locals still refer to landmarks that no longer physically exist—and when you give directions to a Delhiite using them as reference, you’re pretty sure they know...
By Aditi Datta, January 15, 2015
I have thought about this one long and hard: What exactly is authentic Indian? While most of the world may know us by one dish or two (and we’re reciprocally guilty of the same), in truth, most of us in Delhi have never eaten Chicken Tikka in Masa...
By Aditi Datta, January 15, 2015
Families come in all shapes and volumes—certainly in terms of both size and decibel levels—and anyone with kids knows that it can be tricky finding a nice hotel where you won’t feel like you've smuggled in noisy, unwelcome guests. While most hotel...
By Aditi Datta, January 15, 2015
During early school years, yoga was actually a pretty dreaded class for me. When you’re young and raring to go, you have no way of knowing that basic lessons in mind and body conditioning will serve you well for the rest of your life. Had I paid m...
By Aditi Datta, January 15, 2015
The popular joke goes that you’ll find the most varied species of wildlife in Delhi: there  pretty parks to roam around during the day, but when the sun sets, the party animals rule the night! Most of the nightclubs in Delhi are located inside fiv...
By Lanee Lee, January 15, 2015

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