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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 successfully reintroduced seven years ago, are again the target of ranchers in Wyoming and Idaho unha...
Now if I tear anything down, people will kill me, because it's by not tearing things down that they can get rich people to come and spend money," Zhuang Chundi, Zhouzhuang's former mayor, tells me in a restaurant above a humpbacked bridge. Through...
There are those who will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being discovered. Wang Xiaoqiong and Wang Hai, the owners of Da Ping Huo, have never hung a sign outside their Sichuan restaurant or listed their address and phone number in the book. S...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity and quiet. What’s old is new again ...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
IT SHOULD BE ABSOLUTELY GHASTLY: a neglected frontier area near Hong Kong, with a few scattered villages, fish farms, and fortified border posts, transformed in less than 20 years into a huge city of high-rises, theme parks, and shopping centers d...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
I stumbled upon the oldest semolina bakery in the world and was welcomed—as if family—when the baker set up a card table in front of his tiny shop and filled it with goods from his cupboards and full pantry. I was surprised and delighted by the w...
New Departures American Airlines recently inaugurated its first nonstop flight to China, into Shanghai, from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Not to be left stateside, Delta Air Lines will launch a flight from Atlanta to Dakar, Senegal, in Decem...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Delhi. Travelers not only get prime seats, they also go backstage, attend VIP parti...
China isn’t exactly known for sustainability, but the new Urbn Hotels & Resorts group aims to change that. The budding chain’s first property, a former factory and post office in central Shanghai, utilizes energy-efficient, water-based air-conditi...
Top Sights There are 31 sports venues scattered throughout Beijing, but the Olympic Green (beijing2008.com) will be the epicenter of the Games. It’s the site of the Herzog & de Meuron–designed “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium; the gymnastics and...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
China’s population may be booming and the country’s cities increasingly more polluted, but there’s fresh air in sight for smart travelers: a bona-fide eco-resort. Deep within the Nankun Mountain Reserve, 2½ hours northeast of Hong Kong, the archit...