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See our slideshow of the World’s Best Restaurant Views. Warm beige tones, rich graphic accents, and futuristic chairs give Le Jules Verne a contemporary elegance, while dishes from superstar chef Alain Ducasse create a joie de vivre in diners’ mo...
The evening I arrived at Esalen in a torrential, one might even say biblical, rain, rockslides closed the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions. I was among the last of the guests to make it in. At the gatehouse, a young man in a slicker checke...
See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows • Beach Vacations Bucket List • The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List • Celebrities’ Favorite Places • Ultimate Adventure Travel Bucket List • City Getaways: Ultimate Bucket List United States and Canada • Big Island,...
The Trip Your first day in Big Sur will likely end with a sunset so beautiful it stops all conversation. Two hours south of San Francisco, you’ll stand with a full view of the Pacific stretched out in front of you, the waves crashing a thousand f...
See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no cause for disappointment: the United States has 95,000 miles of shoreline, including plenty of...
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midwes...
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...
"You'd be surprised how many guests we got from a single mention in a magazine on spas," said the resident woman monk leading my Introduction to Zen Training Weekend at the Zen Mountain Monastery near Woodstock, New York. "We were listed under Gre...
Growing up, I had to share a bedroom with three sisters (my brother, lucky dog, had his own room), so now I absorb pampering and privacy like an Egyptian cotton towel. Happily, several resorts have created a new experience designed to spoil needy ...
If I had a car its bumper sticker would say I'd rather be sleeping. I am a congenital, incorrigible glutton for sleep. Sleep-bingeing is my last vice, and I won't give it up. There's nothing I can't accomplish, physically or mentally, provided I'v...
It's hard to imagine a place more stunning than central California's Big Sur. This 80-mile stretch of magnificent mountains, awesome cliffs, and surreal, boulder-studded beaches is still sparsely populated, still a region where, as writer and long...
Awakening to the sounds of rustling leaves and distant ocean surf, you stretch out in bed, enjoying your first few moments of the day. Around you, your treehouse suite at California’s Post Ranch Inn—set on stilts among branches high above the Paci...
Relive memories of your childhood playhouse at a treetop hotel. No secret password required—just a reservation. OUT 'N' ABOUT Cave Junction, Oregon; 800/200-5484; www.treehouses.com; doubles from $90. On the edge of Siskiyou National Forest, this...
Q. We want to drive Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Diego. Can you recommend accommodations around Big Sur? —L.M., Chattanooga, Tenn. A. Big Sur, about a third of the way down from San Francisco, is a good spot to overnight, with its redwood ...
Beach Bahamas These vibrant island-appropriate finds will make a splash. Rattan clutch with leather detailing by Hollywould, $695. Charm necklace with gardenia-, violet-, and jasmine-infused Daisy solid perfume by Marc Jacobs, $35. Hand-pain...