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Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch,... Read More

Want to sightsee the Michael Phelps way?The British outfit SwimTrek (44-208/696-0764; www.swimtrek.com; six-day trips from $889), which conducts group... Read More

When I lived in Sydney, arguably Australia's most worldly city, I was less impressed by its skyscrapers and cafés than I was by the miles of coastal... Read More

British conceptual artist Tracey Emin took her passion for travel and sent it packing. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Longchamp's classic Le... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots.While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that... Read More

To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road.—Lauren David Peden1 LOSE... Read More

After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del... Read More

The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so... Read More

Someday, Drew Kluska may be famous as a great Australian explorer—of luxury digs. He has spent the past few yearssearching for hotels, lodges, and even... Read More

SINGAPORE SIMPLE Two openings have added long-overdue sass to the Singapore hotel scene. In the suddenly happening Robertson Quay, a former warehouse... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours.The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert.... Read More

So many resorts, so little time—and such a wide margin for error. That's the dilemma on the Great Barrier Reef, a 1,240-mile sweep of spectacular... Read More

South KoreaThe ProgramThe Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.)What You’ll WatchDon’t worry about the language barrier. This version of... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

Secluded Scottish CastleBy Shane MitchellAny faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice... Read More

What It IsJust a few hours north of Adelaide, the 367-square-mile Flinders Ranges National Park encompasses 3,900-foot-high peaks, cavernous gorges of... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through... Read More

"Our summer pudding is the best in Tasmania," the proprietress assured me. I had pulled off the highway to eat at Eureka, a tiny fruit and berry farm a... Read More

This is not the Tunisia of self-satisfied design hotels or of palaces with well-being centers, billion-dinar views of the Mediterranean, and thimbles of... Read More

The burgeoning bar scene in Australia's second city has three new additions. Named for one of Melbourne's most illustrious historical figures, Madame... Read More

GEORGIA Raw Tupelo HoneyA citrus infusion harvested each April along the Altamaha River. (912/234-0688; www.savannahbee.com, $19.99)AUSTRALIA Natural... Read More

A teenage American backpacker for whom every penny counts nods respectfully to a middle-aged German with all the money in the world. Both men are... Read More

DESTINATION Byron Bay, Australia. GO FROM Sydney, Melbourne TRAVEL TIME 90 minutes by air from Sydney; two hours from Melbourne STAY At least two or... Read More

Eleven years as a sports journalist cushioned me against the hard realities of negotiating tennis's version of the Super Bowl—the four high-powered,... Read More

Melbourne has always been Australia's most Europeanized city, but Sydney is suddenly overflowing with Italian restaurants, many of them in the trendy... Read More

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