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India's little airline that could is growing. Jet Airways (jetairways.com) has inaugurated a direct Mumbai-New York flight (via Brussels), and starting this fall, the brand-new fleet of Boeing 777's, Airbus A330's, and Boeing 787 Dreamliners will ...
India can be a dizzying place, but the new Love Travel Guides (longitudebooks.com; $40) bring the country into focus. In the handwoven silk pouch, you’ll find information that feels as if it’s been culled just for you by a local friend—from off-t...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Sports. It takes nerves of steel to ride India’s Wall of Death. In fact, it takes gumption just to watch cars and motorcycles swirling on the walls of a 30-foot diameter, near-vertical barrel. For the dr...
My grandmother had lots of secrets. Even her entry into Ellis Island made for a good mystery. Somehow, en route from London in 1909, she lost her steamer trunk, arriving in the New World as metaphorically naked as Shakespeare’s shipwrecked Viola. ...
India Like the luxury house’s 2008 fashion collections, the new Hermès fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson, takes its cues from the subcontinent, with a spicy-smelling blend of pepper, vetiver, coriander, and ginger. Japan Traditional incense ce...
See our slideshow of Great Humanitarian Trips Around the World. When Tim Donahue recalls traveling in India, where he volunteered in medical camps among poor Rajasthani villagers in 2005 and 2006, lots of fond memories come flooding back. Like th...
It seemed simple: beat the bitter March temperatures—and my jet lag—by visiting the Finnish sauna at the luxurious Hotel Kamp in Helsinki. Just when I felt myself begin to relax, two naked men opened the glass door and stood staring at me, seeming...
I'm dying to go to India, but I don't want to make the trip alone. Do you know of any unusual cultural tours? —A.N., VIA E-MAIL The National Trust's India: The Presence of the Past (800/944-6847; www.nationaltrust.org; March 11-31; from $7,490 pe...
Swiss Guest House, Bumthang, Bhutan "It's this sliver of Western civilization in the middle of nowhere, and you can get a terrific cappuccino and Swiss fondue." Karsumphe; 011-975/363-1145. Transit Lounge, Dubai International Airport "There's g...