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Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Food, food, food, food, food. it’s been a month since my intensive two-week tour of Hong Kong restaurants and the non-fat, low-taste yogurt and Whole Foods berries staring back at me from the typical American breakfast table bring to mind a fallen...
Thanks to a few visionaries who are combining modern design with cutting-edge technology, a green building revolution is under way. Spain First up: Bodegas Portia (bodegasportia.com), Norman Foster’s winery for the Faustino Group in the Ribera de...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ricardo Legorreta were once indelibly connected with the most important hotel projects of their day (the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the Camino Real in Mexico City). Though the boutique-hotel era put the emphasis...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
The highlight of a visit to the new Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall is the extraordinarily detailed scale model of the city that projects what China’s capital will look like in the year 2020. English-speaking guides dressed in scarlet-and-black s...
The Cultural Revolution's national ideology—fortunately—has gone the way of the Little Red Book, but the distinct style that emerged out of China's heyday of state-issued propaganda is back by popular demand, at the five-room Red Capital R...
Hours before sundown on Friday, the neon-drenched Kowloon District is already rocking. The weekend action in Hong Kong, as always, revolves around shopping: streets are mobbed, stores are packed, the spirited bargaining over a Rolex sounds like op...
At the new Hong Kong Disneyland (ww.hongkongdisneyland.com), Main Street, U.S.A. comes with a Chinese twist: feng shui–aligned gates open to unveil dim sum restaurants and Mickeys bopping around in red and gold silk jackets. —E.S.
Who needs a disco when the restaurant is the club?These four new places are the talk of Hong Kong. Designer-of-the-moment Andre Fu puts a modern spin on old Shanghai supper clubs at Opia (1/F, 1–5 Irving St., Causeway Bay; 852/3196-9100), inside t...
Ever craved a deep-fried crab claw while lounging in your Hong Kong hotel? Now the Peninsula chain (800/745-8883; www.peninsula.com) is bringing the street to the suite, delivering local pushcart favorites right to your room. Try hot-and-sour soup...
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, ASIA IS IN A BIT OF A SLUMP. One man's burden, however, is another man's bargain, and Asia's financial free fall has led to some of the most extraordinary deals ever. Tumbling currencies aren't completely to blame. In fact...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...