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WHY NOW For an exotic take on Western holiday traditions, head to Darjeeling, in northeast India. This former British colonial resting spot in the... Read More

It's that time of year—when flickering lights illuminate the sky, snow blankets the ground, and airports overflow with travelers. While destinations... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

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 More

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... Read More

Want to go out on a limb for your next vacation—literally?Once the sole province of young boys and Ewoks, treehouses now offer adventurous travelers ... Read More

“Oh, isn’t it wonnnnnnderful! I think he’s going to make a speech!” exclaimed Loulou Van Damme, a spry, sixtysomething hotelier and interior designer of... Read More

I’m a tea obsessive. I carry bags of loose tea on business trips and judge restaurants by the breadth of their selection. I know the names of specific... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

David Riordan had been an expedition leader for six years before a bout with malaria in West Africa almost killed him. “My brain felt as if it would... Read More

MadridCarlos Urroz, director of the city’s annual art fair ARCOmadrid, reveals his top holiday traditions.Sweet Treat: “Roscón de reyes—a soft bun made... Read More

SustainabilitySustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San FranciscoAs the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco... Read More

See our slideshow of World’s Best Tented Camps.Alice Temperley likes to camp. Which is why the British fashion designer, who escapes her London workshop... Read More

The 1970’sThe traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well... Read More

Sanskrit for “the science of life,” ayurveda is believed to have been brought to earth by Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine, and was first recorded... Read More

Vikram Chatwal’s earliest travel memory? Fleeing his childhood home in Ethiopia during the 1974 revolution. But that didn’t dampen his love for the road... Read More

When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler,... Read More

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme... Read More

I know exactly where I was when I first realized how big food-on-television was going to get. It was 1997, the weekend just after Thanksgiving, and I... Read More

AndazParent: HyattBack Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied... Read More

Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a... Read More

The mural in the Tashiding Monastery is of a graceful woman mounted on a yak in a lotus blossom garden. “That is Tara,” explains a monk: a virtuous form... Read More

Manish Chakraborti lives in the city of Kolkata—known until recently as Calcutta—where he is an architect and a historical preservationist. Chakraborti,... Read More

The draw of Hyderabad is its astonishing backstory, which can make you feel at times as if you are in India’s Oz. How else to explain the peculiar magic... Read More

“What a weird dog,” said a stalwart traveling buddy of mine as our taxi curved around the driveway of the Tollygunge Club in Calcutta.Something piebald... Read More

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