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No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

It is indeed rare to pass a single mile without encountering an object to which some marvellous fiction is attached. Every lake, mountain, ruin of... Read More

la dolce villaCardinals, counts, and Russian aristocrats have called Villa La Massa home; little wonder that the owners of Italy's fabled Villa d'Este... Read More

In a time when the term operatic has come to mean larger-than-life or over-the-top, it's easy to forget that what Samuel Johnson called "an exotic and... Read More

Once, while overnighting in Carmarthen, Wales, my husband and I inadvertently crashed a wedding reception. We heard laughter and music coming from one... Read More

News on where to stay . . . what to see . . . what to buy . . . south african seascapeFamous among the surfing set, the waves off South Africa's Long... Read More

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... Read More

q. I hear that Canada has the best snowboarding camps. Where should I take my family?—T.M., Norfolk, Va. a. Most of Canada's major winter resorts have... Read More

The Emerald Isle is experiencing such an unprecedented economic boom that, in Europe at least, it has been dubbed the Celtic Tiger. One thing's for... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and Travel + Leisure's Managing Editor, is here to help you with your travel questions. Think of him as your personal... Read More

Twelve years ago, American poet Mark Strand and I searched up and down Ireland until we found a house that he, at six foot seven, could actually stand... Read More

Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets.After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide... Read More

“Oh, and one more thong.”“Yes?”I’m standing in a narrow, far-flung hallway in Crom Castle, which is a rambling 19th-century pile rising castellically... Read More

Dubliners have traditionally considered their city's inner north side insalubrious—and best avoided. A host of just-opened bars and clubs, however, have... Read More

Celtic traditions inspire the circular garden at Ireland's latest destination spa, Monart (near Waterford; 353-53/923-8999; www.monart.ie;... Read More

A $137 million makeover has brought Dublin's landmark Shelbourne up to speed. The best new feature has to be the genealogy butler, a private consultant... Read More

Here's how I imagined it: I'd buy a gnarled walking stick and go wandering through shamrock-green villages, on the prowl for shining examples of... Read More

With its façade of battlements and its Gothic follies, Glin Castle appears somewhat daunting as it looms above the river Shannon in County Limerick.... Read More

After years of chic, simple interiors, decadence is afoot, and the most sensuous areas of the home—the bedroom and the dining room—are being indulged.... Read More

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