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The Himalayas boast nine of the 10 highest mountain peaks on the planet, its 1,500 miles of snow-coated ridges of great religious significance for Buddhists and Hindus. Its mountains have set the scene for operas, and tourism in Nepal is the count...
  The idli welcomes me into the day like a slightly flattened moon that has landed on my plate. You could rest your cheek on it, but the best thing is to feel its porous warm surface on your tongue, to savor its innocent taste. Three to four in...
Lay of the Land Bandra/Juhu: You’ll find the city’s hippest restaurants and boutiques—as well as Bollywood stars—in these two posh suburbs. Breach Candy: This upscale residential area is known for its historic landmarks, such as the 18th-cen...
Sustainability “People want to create spaces that tell their story,” Global Vision Awards jury member David Gensler says. “They want to be direct and inspiring in a complicated world.” These four winners embrace the idea that building and operati...
It’s 5:41 a.m. and I’m headed from the airport into the city formerly known as Bombay. In the next two weeks I will hear its current name, Mumbai, spoken exactly zero times, so I’m going to stick to Bombay. Bleary-eyed and tired after 15 hours abo...
Night Queen, an anchovy can passed off as a bus, has rear-ended a rickety truck whose bumper carries the jaunty legend remover of obstacles. Now the guts of both lie scattered across a two-lane mountaintop switchback. We are in the central Indian ...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.78 2. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.67 3. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.31 4. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet 98.18 5. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphor...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Mussels at De Noordzee, Brussels Squeeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring massive plates of perfectly steamed mussels. $$ Steak at La Cabrera, Buenos Aires For God’s...
WHY NOW For an exotic take on Western holiday traditions, head to Darjeeling, in northeast India. This former British colonial resting spot in the foothills of the Himalayas (elevation: 7,000 feet) combines English customs with the culture of neig...
It's that time of year—when flickering lights illuminate the sky, snow blankets the ground, and airports overflow with travelers. While destinations that promise a white Christmas are the obvious choice (and for good reason), holiday cheer can als...
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The roadside billboard passes in a blur as we motor along Marine Drive, four friends and a driver in a rented SUV: Don’t mix drinks and drive. “Did I read that right?” I ask. A small voice pipes up from the backseat. “I suppose they think you’re...
I never expected to find myself in a jewelry store in Jaipur, cupping a plum-size sapphire in my palm. Cool to the touch and the color of a swimming pool, the gem was unadorned, the better to show off its clarity. This was just one of many trinket...