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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days and five nights, past bustling European cities and through the snowcapped Alps. Aboard the O-E...
Every day, dozens of species are threatened by poaching, habitat destruction, and political strife. These conscientious outfitters are mobilizing travelers to protect endangered creatures, ensuring that future generations can witness them in their...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
I am not new to the Seychelles. I visited the islands back in February 1979, when I was given the rather plummy assignment of accompanying the Sports Illustrated swimsuit contingent — the models, stylists, photographers, and so on — and describing...
And on the weekends, what does he do, the British adult man?Where does he go?Anybody?Anybody?" I should know this one, theoretically, being an adult British man myself. On weekends I generally like to...unwind?I don’t know, actually. It’s a good ...
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...