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L.A. sojourn: I usually stay at my brother's house in Pacific Palisades. He's a painter and has a great library of beautiful art books. Film is so... Read More

Breakfast is a highly personal matter, and even more so when you're traveling. Many people go to great lengths to find a breakfast that is first and... Read More

As Alexander Pope once said, the best way to be pleasantly surprised is to expect the absolute worst. So I had one thing going for me as I prepared to... Read More

Pleasure usually takes a back seat in business travel. But Julie McCormack, a San Francisco entrepreneur, would prefer that it at least ride shotgun.Her... Read More

Like cigars and martinis, barbershop shaves are in again. What's behind the trend?Part nostalgia for the days when men gathered (and burst into song)... Read More

At midnight on the 19th of this month, music will blare, fireworks will explode, cameras will flash, and Macao, Asia's last European territory, will... Read More

Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself,... Read More

The Blob Has Landed "National theatre or national joke?" That's what Beijing residents were asking following the construction launch of China's most... Read More

Lodging, Kiwi-style Imagine returning from a sheep muster to partake of a five-course meal. At New Zealand's Wharekauhau (pronounced "forry-ko-ho"), you... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters.In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces... Read More

Eighty-seven stories above Shanghai, the city on the other side of the glass obscured by fog, I am enjoying a moment of perfect peace. I am not in the... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to... Read More

Pablo Picasso once proclaimed, "We all know that art is not truth." Collectors visiting China quickly become even more cynical. With art here, there is... Read More

Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels... Read More

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... Read More

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport... Read More

One of my most cherished, if illogical, fantasies is that I was one of those Chinese scholar-painters in a former life. I first discovered their... Read More

PPDO. For the solo voyager, this piece of shorthand-- for "per person, double occupancy"-- is the most hated fine print in travel brochurese. That's... Read More

Meet Mr. C. Thorne Corse, age 76, a retired San Francisco attorney who, in less than six years, has embarked on 63 cruises aboard the Crystal Symphony... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet SetRing in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's... Read More

Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of... Read More

. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality"My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

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