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Video: See America’s Best Road Trips Right off I should tell you that my husband, Chip, and I are not what you’d call car people—or “glampers.” We’ve had our share of outdoor adventures (climbing Kilimanjaro as newlyweds; camping by a glacier i...
The thing you tend to forget when you're planning a road trip with young kids is that they don't like to leave the places they like. Children are natural-born Buddhists—fervent in their devotion to the here and now. Whatever the next roadside attr...
Watch Video of T+L's Favorite Beach Getaways Everybody has a chronic travel daydream, the escape to fantasize about when conference calls drag on or e-mail gluts the in-box. In the grip of a deadline I’m a surf-side California dreamer. I can’t ...
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...
Octopus Bar, Atlanta (pictured): In an unmarked room behind an East Atlanta pho house, kitchen workers and industry minions meet after work to lick their wounds and shoot Fernet. To eat, there’s high-minded Asian cooking, like monkfish-liver torch...
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor, Dania Beach, FL: Alongside an endless array of vintage kitsch (turn-of-the-20th-century license plates; displays of retro candy) are 45-plus flavors of south Florida’s favorite ice cream, handmade daily for 58 years. 128...
Seattle: “This chanterelle, apple, and egg dish at Sitka & Spruce ($$) is the ultimate winter brunch.” —Aran Goyoaga (@Cannellevanille), Food Blogger and Stylist Los Angeles: “Kang Hodong Baekjeong (3465 W. Sixth St.; $$) has the best Korean BB...
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Los Angeles The co-author of Chasing Cool (and former DJ for Jennifer Lopez), Noah Kerner is CEO of Noise, a New York–based Gen-Y marketing agency. “Companies like Netflix and YouTube have realized that in order to stand out, they need to cr...
My first trip to Napa Valley was in the late 1960’s, during my senior year at U.C. Berkeley. I had just turned 21, and here was this amazing place only an hour’s drive away with rolling blond hills and the sunny climate of Provence, where you coul...
Style, in a way, functions as a kind of sociocultural GPS, a psychic location finder. You can tell you’re in Paris, of course, because that’s the spire of the Eiffel Tower piercing the sky and there, in the distance, is Notre Dame, with its bell t...
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...
It's the, er, epicenter of the digital universe, so the web sites are myriad, informative, and usually innovative. Here are some of the best: The San Francisco Chronicle's online component is sassy, fun, and full of local events and opinions....
Lay of the Land Union Square: Big-name luxury boutiques border this central plaza downtown. Mission District: The fast-gentrifying neighborhood is known for its Latino culture and standout restaurants and bars. Hayes Valley: A stone’s throw fro...
Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot...