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In Sydney, beauty is everything. Which explains why the Banyan Tree resort group chose the harbor city for its first day spa. Angsana Spa Double Bay... Read More

"Oh, you'll like it up there," the policeman said politely after handing my companion an $80 ticket for doing 77 kilometers per hour (48 mph) in a 60... Read More

If Australia has anything approximating a European city, then Melbourne is it, with the charm of a small town and the hedonism of a modern metropolis.... Read More

My favorite childhood photograph is from the early seventies, from one of my family's annual pilgrimages "up north" from Melbourne. In the picture, my... Read More

With a third of the world's coral and more than 1,500 species of fish, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet.... Read More

The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night... Read More

Celebrating Australia's centenary with flamboyant colors and more curves than a boomerang, the long-awaited National Museum of Australia has opened in... Read More

Billed as the world's finest short-stay hotel, Stiletto, (www.stiletto.net.au), a new $9.3 million building in the gentrifying neighborhood of... Read More

When I was a boy there was only one hard-top road in the whole of Australia's remote Northern Territory: the Stuart Highway, known locally as "the Track... Read More

Edited by Amy FarleyWe partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around... Read More

Some people unpack when they first arrive in a city. Me, I look for Chinatown. It started, I suppose, with my grandparents. Traveling halfway around the... Read More

In the historic Sullivan's Cove neighborhood of Hobart, Australia's second-oldest city, four 19th-century sandstone warehouses have been transformed... Read More

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

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