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Not long ago, it seemed every city wanted its own version of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a shining slab of “starchitecture” to generate prestige and attract visitors. Now everyone is clamoring for a version of the High Line, the elevated freight...
What you pay for your hotel depends on when—and how—you book. We tested seven methods (from online travel agents and aggregators to the hotels’ own reservation channels) on five different U.S. hotels over a six-week period. The lessons learned? Al...
It’s a sunny September morning in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood, and Ian Schrager is up early, fiddling around with a glass vase holding a single, giant elephant’s ear leaf in the lobby of his new hotel, Public Chicago. Dressed in his un...
Africa/Middle East Q: What about Dubai? I’ve been to Al Manzil which was excellent. where else can I stay? Sarah Spagnolo: Well, I can’t stop thinking about the Burj Al Arab. It’s such a landmark in the UAE. Q: I am going to agree with you! Than...
Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
CNNMoney |  American Eagle suffered a dubious distinction Monday, becoming the first airline to get fined for excessive tarmac delays, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The government agency fined American Eagle, a subsidiar...
Distance: 90 milesDriving Time: 1.5 hours The Appeal Chicago might be your kind of town, but its proximity to other Midwest treasures also makes it the ideal jumping-off point for getting out of the city. Our choice?Harbor Country, Michigan, a c...
Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look for Taste of Pat LaFrieda—which uses ingredients from New York’s king of ground beef—as well as ...
Start with an early gem: Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon (Blue Note 5032), from the Modern Jazz Series. Brown is cropped close against the record album's left-hand border, natty in a loose-fitting houndstooth jacket. The gleaming brass tru...
Although it’s home to plenty of nitrogen-canister-wielding megachefs, Chicago also lays claim to one of the country’s greatest back-to-basics food communities. From Bucktown to Wicker Park, these neighborhood favorites are bringing the Old South (...
Luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels worldwide are enticing guests with free nights and reduced rates. T+L compares four brands to see where you’ll find the best value. Ritz-Carlton Chicago Highlights A polished skyscraper hotel with 435 renova...
See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no cause for disappointment: the United States has 95,000 miles of shoreline, including plenty of...
Los Angeles (%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34 Anaheim–Santa Ana (%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38 San Diego (%) Hotel Price Drop: -9.9%($) Average Room Rate: $118.54 Phoenix (%) Hotel Price D...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods. “The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97 Estoria bar, “but everyone else has a blast.” The here Bishop is referring to is Cabbagetown, a...
Just where Concourse A meets Concourse B, or across from the W. H. Smith's at Terminal Z, a brilliant notion has taken flight: Why not give kids something to do, something to make their airport time constructive and fun?The indoor playgrounds crop...