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A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities.Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph... Read More

Berlin Simon Boccanegra BerlinStaatsoper (October 24–November 13). Plácido Domingo has long said he wantedto end his career by singing the baritone hero... Read More

British architect David Chipperfield’s nimble rebuilding of the Neues Museum was such a feat of renovation and reconstruction that the city admitted... Read More

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... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

See our slideshow of Europe’s Hottest New Artists.Just as the fast-paced life of Manhattan has a staring role in the films of Woody Allen, and the... Read More

Q: I’ll be visiting my son in Cologne, where he’s studying. What should we plan to do while I’m there? —Judith Levy, Newton, Mass.A: Artsy and... Read More

The name may evoke images of monocled aristocrats taking the cure, but these days a distinctly younger, globe-trotting set walks the tree-lined ... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms.Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive... Read More

See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art.For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s... Read More

The only thing most Germans have seen of Saxony-Anhalt is the A9, the perennially logjammed highway between Berlin and Munich, lined with derelict... Read More

Move over, Berlin: With the opening of three über-chic lounges, Hamburg may be Germany's new nightlife capital. At the Modernist Neo (11Martinistrasse;... Read More

Known for endowing contemporary luminaries such as Richard Meier with lavish budgets, Germany's leading retailer Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf ... Read More

If you're looking for Cinderella's castle, it's not far from the Pied Piper's village. No, this isn't Orlando—it's central Germany's Fairy Tale Road, a... Read More

To create Munich's just-opened Allianz Arena soccer stadium, Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron relied upon nearly 2,900... Read More

Big Style, Big EasyIf New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe... Read More

q. We'd like to go on a literary tour of the English countryside. -- M.W., Denver, Colo. a. If such sites as Virginia Woolf's Knole House, Vita... Read More

The best thing about Knopf' s just-released city guides (for New York, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, and London) isn' t the flashy design-- though that... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF TRAVEL WRITERS, he must have foreseen the riches I would bring home from my trip along the Rhine. He must have decided to... Read More

FRANCELa Maison de BricourtOne of the great conundrums of modern French cooking is Michelin's coconut-headed refusal to bump up Olivier Roellinger from... Read More

I have a love-hate relationship with hotels. I'm dependent on them 200 nights a year, and it's hard to describe the life--it's so episodic, but I love... Read More

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

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