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Trip Report: Sleeping in Sri Lanka

Three years after the country’s 26-year civil war ended, Sri Lanka’s recovery is well underway. I spent two weeks traveling in Sri Lanka at the...

Why We Travel

Travel has the power to transform places and people in an instant. T+L looks at why we go.

A Creole Tour of Martinique

The pastries are French, the madras fabrics Indian, the music rumba-esque. But the Caribbean’s richest melting pot is pure Creole.

Return to Sri Lanka

This exotic island nation may have been forever altered by political unrest and natural disaster. But on two visits—one just before the tsunami, one a...

Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012

There's always someplace new on the horizon. From southern China to Arkansas, here are the must-see travel destinations of 2012.

One Family's Experience With the Tsunami

Photographer Max Kim-Bee, a regular Travel + Leisure contributor, was on holiday with his family near Galle, Sri Lanka, when the earthquake and subsequent tsunami...

Design Revolution in New York City's Chelsea

A design revolution in New York City is taking place, as the Chelsea neighborhood transforms from a derelict wasteland to a thriving nexus of art...

Best of the Italian Lakes

From Como to Orta, the best of the Italian lakes.

Tsunami Impact

Not all of South Asia was devastated by December's tidal wave. Christopher R. Cox reports on the varying degrees of damage in regions that need...

The Pleasures of Italy

From Milan to Rome, from Florence to Naples, Gini Alhadeff profiles style insiders who effortlessly embody la dolce vita—something she knows a little about herself—and...
HOTELS

Taj Samudra

Minutes by car from Colombo's city center, this 300-room hotel features a geometric pool that complements the property's modern suites. more ›


RESTAURANTS

Barefoot Café & Shop

Textile designer Barbara Sansoni serves fresh seafood and pastas and just-squeezed, sweetened lime juice in a cool, inviting garden shaded by frangipani trees. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Gangaramaya Temple

Visit this peaceful temple in Colombo, near Beira Lake; the resident elephant is a highlight. more ›


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