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Greenland & IcelandWhy Go Now: New luxury expeditions to these remote areas allow cruisers to take in scenery from the ship as well as jump in... Read More

I arrived in Crete at the height of wine-making season. The fall, then at its ripest stage, brought finger-size squash, ambrosial peaches, a profusion... Read More

Since 1990, Mrs. Tependris, the always fashionable protagonist of L.A.-based artist Konstantin Kakanias's boldly illustrated graphic novels, has... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections.New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved... Read More

"Greece is not for spectators," writes Eleni N. Gage in North of Ithaka (St. Martin's Press, $23.95), a memoir of returning to her ancestral village in... Read More

Midnight Express was enough to scare anybody straight when it comes to bringing illegal drugs into a foreign country. But even over-the-counter... Read More

Reader's Find On a quest for beauty and solitude, my husband and I encountered a hidden treasure floating in the wine-dark Aegean. We are reluctant to... 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

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

On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your... Read More

Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine... Read More

In homage to Gerald Durrell, who wrote Marrying Off Mother and My Family and Other Animals, both set in Corfu, I visited that Greek island... Read More

Bermuda BoosterPadgett Powell's article on my favorite island-- 34 trips so far-- is a well-written piece of hyperbole [World's Best Awards, September]... Read More

WHO Boundary-breaking, Egypt-born designer Karim Rashid, who has created hundreds of best-selling "blobjects" (the Garbo garbage can, Oh chair, Blib bag... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns.“Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a... 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?Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe,... Read More

When I tell friends, co-workers, and even my pedicurist that I'm off for my annual trip to Greece, they invariably nod authoritatively and say, "Oh,... Read More

"There are thousands of squares in Athens, but when you say, 'Meet me in the square,' everyone knows you mean Kolonáki," says the Greek actor Antonis... Read More

Emma Tennant goes home again, in A House in Corfu (Henry Holt & Co., $23). Returning to the Greek isle where her parents built a rambling mansion... Read More

For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the... Read More

"Have you ever seen the Acropolis?" my eight-year-old son asked my girlfriend, who hadn't been able to join us on our trip to Greece."Only in pictures."... Read More

For years after my first, haunted visit, I couldn't bring myself to return to Thessaloniki. Not because the "second city of Greece" can seem—at least at... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Corfu | Siren SongI'd like to say, out of family loyalty, that I keep returning to Corfu to catch up with my cousins. But that's only partly true. The... Read More

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