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Frank Nuovo, vice president and chief designer at Nokia, has spent his career developing communication tools for those on the go. As a man who has logged over a week of travel per month for the past 14 years, he’s no stranger to the concerns of t...
Travelers seeking a peaceful retreat in Bali can still find it. One new respite: Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri (62-361/978-888; www.cse.comoshambhala.bz; doubles from $495), the latest spa retreat from hotelier Christina Ong (Parrot Cay, t...
Visit the remote Indonesian islands of Komodo, Irian Jaya, and Flores, just as Marco Polo did, aboard Sea Trek's schooner Katharina (62-361/283-192; www.seatrekindonesia.com; from $1,200 per person, double, all-inclusive). With a few more luxuries...
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, ASIA IS IN A BIT OF A SLUMP. One man's burden, however, is another man's bargain, and Asia's financial free fall has led to some of the most extraordinary deals ever. Tumbling currencies aren't completely to blame. In fact...
Riddle: To which countries would you travel if you wanted to see festivals involving: (a) a two-hour tomato fight; (b) the sex life of marine worms; (c) the firing of rockets at rain clouds? to the answer book of the month At long last, an author...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not there. Plastic lighters: zippo. In their place, you're likely to spot regional crafts, chic place ...
"We've been found," Jean-Pierre Vandelle explained, with an apologetic lifting of the hands. I had finally gotten back to my favorite little-known restaurant—El Olivo, off the Plaza de Cuzco in Madrid—and encountered teeming masses waiting to samp...
On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
Sabratah, LibyaWHAT YOU'RE MISSING: Libya sees tourism as its next growth business. And why not?It has a thousand miles of Mediterranean coastline, as well as hundreds of Greek, Phoenician, and Roman ruins, of which the second-century B.C. amphith...
A huge pearl moon is rising in the mauve evening sky as Dennis and I lie on our terrace. Wayan Linggen and Ibu Sunerti, our masseur and masseuse, scatter petals of frangipani and tuberose over our bodies. The scent of a tender incense drifts from ...
Airline vacation packages have always been great values that are easy to book. Lately, though, airlines have realized that many travelers don't want to be stuck on a bus tour, nor do they like staying in business mega-hotels or sterile tourist-cla...
Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels. They are just two of the many high-end hotels that have started offering personal shopping se...
You have just arrived at your resort from the airport and are escorted into a private villa. Not bothering to unpack, you ease into the personal plunge pool and surface to a sweeping view of sea, palms, and cascading bougainvillea. A beautiful you...
CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...