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The new 650-foot Seabourn Odyssey is small. From the Sun Terrace on the top deck—an intimate, loungy sort of place with a few dozen woven wicker daybeds... Read More

Once, while overnighting in Carmarthen, Wales, my husband and I inadvertently crashed a wedding reception. We heard laughter and music coming from one... Read More

I am wrist-deep in pearls. There's an oak bucket of them freshly plucked from their oysters and recently washed. Several hundred more are drying on a... Read More

Once the epitome of elegant travel, cruising nearly vanished with the dawning of the jet age in the 1960's. But just as martinis and cigars are making a... Read More

The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets.After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide... Read More

In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on:What's the most romantic place you've ever visited?1. Paris2.... 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

See our slideshow of 10 Do-It-Yourself Digs.Hands dirty, his shovel blade in the soft earth of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Carl Schweser dug in, brushed... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily... Read More

ShoppingU.S. + Canada1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership... Read More

I needed a clear blue break, and it looked as if cabana No. 55 at 9 Beaches, a new resort on Bermuda, might be it. Occupying what is arguably the best... Read More

Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Moorea—just saying these names evokes the exotic, unspoiled islands that first entranced Gauguin and, later, in their 1970's heyday,... Read More

Fifteen years ago, cutting-edge hotelier Pedro Ibañez opened the first Explora—Hotel Salto Chico, a luxury eco-lodge in Patagonia—and pioneered a new... Read More

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