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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 ... 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 ... 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

China cruise . . . New York by night . . . Roman gardens . . . Sun Valley ... Read More

Reader's FindAfter six weeks of touring Europe by car, we thought a little indulgence was in order. Serendipitously, we fell into the 50-room... Read More

It's time to celebrate the new. Not just the new new but also the reinvented, re-created, and incomparably well preserved. T+L's Critics' Choice Awards,... Read More

oh la la, st.-tropezConnoisseurs of the Côte d'Azur are now resting their heads at the Hôtel Villa Belrose, a dream of lemon stucco, ruddy canal tiles,... Read More

There was a time when business travel was looked upon by travelers and providers alike as a necessary ordeal -- just think of the term road warrior. But... Read More

A cluster of old brick factories near an out-of-use industrial canal in Shanghai—the once forgotten nook known as Suzhou Creek—has become the nerve... Read More

First Soho China shocked Beijing with the concrete towers—accented in lemon, flamingo pink, and electric blue—of Soho New Town. Then the same developers... Read More

As a kid growing up in late-1980s Hong Kong, I was afforded little opportunity to golf. All four of the territory's clubs operated on a strictly private... Read More

Tibetan antique furniture expert Chris Buckley's renowned Beijing shop, Torana House, now ... Read More

The word tour often conjures images of buses crammed with tourists and drone-like guides rattling off perfunctory details about sights seen through a... Read More

See our T+L Design Awards 2009 slideshow. ... Read More

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... Read More

Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? ... Read More

"Your bags are not here," the woman in white gloves told me, taking a deep breath that suggested she'd been on the receiving end of passenger wrath... Read More

From Liberation Road we went downhill. We were searching for old Chongqing. There were four of us: myself and three local architects. Cynics may be... Read More

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