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It makes sense that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter; after all, what’s more romantic than escaping the cold and cozying up with a loved one?And when you’re with someone special, a ski chalet with a roaring fireplace is every bit as w...
See our ultimate ski guide. Aspen Hot Hotel: Discerning skiers are heading to the St. Regis Aspen Resort (doubles from $799), which is fresh off a redesign that gives the modern rooms a touch of Gilded Age opulence. Lodging for Less: Updated la...
1. romeWhy: Chocolate-covered panettone. The chicest stores on Earth. A city more alive than ever, with its $81 million renovation of churches and buildings. Where to Stay: Hotel d'Inghilterra (14 Via Bocca di Leone; 800/346-5358 or 39-06/69981...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
It’s around lunchtime in Aspen’s roaring Fork Valley, and I’d like nothing more than to tell you where I’m spending the afternoon. Only I can’t, because—as I myself have just accepted—I don’t know. I spent the past 40 minutes riding in the back of...
Side by side, we steadily made our way up the mountain pass. Our path traced the narrow edge of two cliffs of stone—one above us, one below—that defined sheer, as if one section had cleaved from the other and then, never losing a degree of vertica...
Everyone knows where to find America’s boldest fall colors: the crimson of a maple leaf in Vermont, an oak’s burnished orange in the Smoky Mountains, the brilliant gold of an aspen in, well, you know. But what’s the fun of a great leaf-viewing loc...
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival Pebble Beach, California April 16–19, 2009 Ticket Packages: from $995 per person; some events carry additional fees. Contact: pebblebeachfoodandwine.com. Highlights: This lavish culinary celebration gathers abo...
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to live in a ski town. I pictured an idyllic, sparkly place outlined in Christmas lights year-round, somewhere with a great bookstore and powerful coffee, no dress code, and healthy ...
Aspen's spa scene just got a face-lift with the debut of the first Remède Spa, at the St. Regis Resort (315 E. Dean St.; 888/454-9005; www.stregis.com). Built with locally sourced and imported timber and stone, the 15,000-square-foot retreat takes...
Spike is 11 years old and spends winter weekends training and racing as a member of the Aspen Valley Ski Club's J5 team. He's learning to play electric guitar and has a pet ribbon snake, a hamster, a Catahoula hound dog, and a seven-year-old sis...
Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane, and regain your literary bearings on arrival by visiting a great bookstore. But where to go?Here,...
What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's bulletproof hardpack, cruising the scored white boulevards of Utah's Deer Valley, flailing through a r...
happening bars Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo. Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt. Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H. Wobbly Barn, Killington, Vt. for a quiet drink Chez Henri, Sugarbush, Vt. Christiania Inn, Heavenly, Calif. Duchin...
Every autumn, leaf peepers fall all over themselves trying to get to the most vivid patches. Now, enthusiasts willing to hear out a few plugs for motor-coach tours can get the scoop on action across the United States and Canada through the Tauck F...