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To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road.—Lauren David Peden1 LOSE... Read More

Santiago Calatrava has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for bridges, having completed 29 of them in 13 countries over the past two decades. This... Read More

The remaining U.S. wilderness Think of it this way: there's a finite amount of it, and it's shrinking. The wolves of Yellowstone, for example, so... Read More

Q. My fiancé and I are planning to spend our honeymoon in Venice. We want romance, but where to stay?—U.C., Greensburg, Pa.A. Just about any hotel in... Read More

It was on my second trip to Europe with an Internet-equipped laptop when I decided that whoever said, "The revolution is not a garden party" was... Read More

Inside the high-ceilinged chambers that were built as Benito Mussolini's personal gymnasium, the marble walls glisten as they did when Il Duce flexed... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

Trouble ahead (cars passing on curves), trouble behind (cars snorting your bumper); ditching the car just crossed your mind?Much is made of driving the... Read More

See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants.Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on... Read More

If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily... Read More

SAN LORENZO Tucked behind the Termini train station, just beyond the ancient Aurelian walls, San Lorenzo began life in the 1880's as a ghetto for... Read More

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I... Read More

OregonThe mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the... Read More

I stumbled upon the oldest semolina bakery in the world and was welcomed—as if family—when the baker set up a card table in front of his tiny shop and... Read More

South KoreaThe ProgramThe Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.)What You’ll WatchDon’t worry about the language barrier. This version of... Read More

Take the egg at the new Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. The resident chef, Vito Mollica, met the man from whom it came, Paolo Parisi, on the farmer’s... Read More

The glorious 16th-century residence Palazzo Ruspoli is hosting “Jean-Michel Basquiat: To Repel Ghosts,” a show of more than 40 of the New York artist’s... Read More

“You can often understand a destination better through its literature than through a guidebook,” says David Del Vecchio, a former press officer for the... Read More

Delfina Delettrez Fendi is following in her family’s fashionable footsteps. The 20-year-old jewelry designer recently opened a namesake boutique near... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

I’m riding shotgun in a BMW X5 that’s barreling down a coastal dirt road in southern Campania; at the wheel is Angelo Granito Pignatelli, the 13th... Read More

London-based accessories designer Anya Hindmarch made headlines last year when she introduced an eco-friendly tote emblazoned with the message I’m not a... Read More

Q: My family and I are looking for an affordable hotel near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Any recommendations? —Stephen Brody, Morton Grove, Ill.A: The... Read More

Sure, guidebooks help, but great writing can really bring a place to life. Publisher and writer James Atlas has launched a series of travel accounts by... Read More

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