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celebrating the 20th century LONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern art, this millennial show looks at the cultural currents that swirled around the year 1900, ho...
On Friday afternoons from December through February—the golden peak of Australian summer—you can almost trace a line of cars heading out of Melbourne: a happy exodus of weekenders bound for the Mornington Peninsula, 56 miles south of Australia’s s...
Tasmania’s commitment to farm-to-table principles has earned it a spot on the world’s culinary map. On the eastern coast, at the just-opened Saffire (doubles from $1,550, all-inclusive), Aussie chef Hugh Whitehouse is pushing the envelope with foo...
“While on holiday in Melbourne with my husband, I often heard Aussies comparing Sydney to Los Angeles and Melbourne to New York City. Sydney has its share of glamour, but Melbourne is an urban center full of beautifully designed, progressive archi...
Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Islands: Great Barrier Reef NATURAL ATTRACTIONS Top-rated in our survey, ...
Hotels: Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific 1. Park Hyatt, Sydney 85.0 2. The Regent, Sydney 78.8 3. Grand Hyatt, Melbourne 75.0 (tie) 3. Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort 75.0 3. Turtle Island, Fiji 75.0 6. Le Me...
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There is a tarantula in the room. It gets worse. The spider is clinging to the tented ceiling, directly above the bed. Directly above the pillows. My friend Adam and I are at Longitude 131°, a new resort in the Red Centre, Australia's vast, colo...
At the rental-car return in Milan’s Malpensa airport, I take a last pensive sniff of our Fiat Panda. Someone should bottle the scent and call it Aroma Artigianale. The top notes are of roasted hazelnuts—the vaunted Piedmontese nocciole delle Langh...
While hiking through the flat savannah lands of western Brazil, you emerge from some shade trees and suddenly find yourself just yards away from the most outlandish creature you’ve ever seen. Lumbering forward on its front knuckles, its monstrous ...
Australia is vast: grandly, imposingly, continentally vast. That should be no surprise to anyone who has ever spun a globe, but it never hit home for me until I crossed it from ocean to ocean and back again, flying and driving nearly 6,000 miles i...
Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be inhaling pollutants from faraway, less-pristine locales. Your hometown air may contain microscopic p...
"What were they thinking?" That’s what Paco Underhill, author of the books Why We Buy and Call of the Mall, says he wondered when friends presented him with a souvenir gift from Chile: a paperweight rendered from the hoof of a Clydesdale horse. "...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Romantic Places to Propose. It’s one of life’s weightiest conundrums: how—and where—to pop The Question. Assuming you want the answer to be a resounding yes, the choice of locale is paramount—and as every asp...
See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities. Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph Duffy, a graphic designer in Minneapolis, to start his morning commute to work. But what lies ah...