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See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Bridges. They are a marvel of engineering. Their function is purposeful yet poetic. And they’ve inspired musicians, painters, and writers for centuries. Beyond the sheer practicality of crossing ravines and water, ...
Now you can pedal your way through the European countryside with Ama Waterways (amawaterways.com), which carries 30 bikes on each of its six European vessels (guests can ride the 20-mile Danube route from Melk to Dürnstein, in Austria). Other cru...
Our goal was to travel in southwestern France frugally without sacrificing style. My husband and I knew that if we could achieve this, we'd be philosophically aligned with the French. Terry and I had attended the same bilingual high school, where ...
in the castle Newly acquired by the luxury-minded Orient-Express Hotels group and grandly fluffed up to the tune of $3 million, the Hôtel de la Cité (now incorporating the neighboring Hôtel Dame Carcas) is once again the pride of Carcassonne. In t...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
When London food editor and best-selling cookbook author Orlando Murrin and his partner Peter Steggall first visited the Tarn, outside Toulouse, they fell in love with the pastoral landscape and immediately relocated to the south of France. Soon a...
Le Mas Parasol After driving more than two hours it did not seem likely that Garrigues—a village that looked as if it had been evacuated—was going to produce the raffiné inn that a friend of a friend had promised, using words like oasis, have...
(31) Kathmandu Treasure-hunting in the Himalayas A religious center for generations, the Kathmandu Valley now draws modern shoppers. Set aside three days to explore, and bring plenty of cash—ATM's are still a rarity in Nepal. The best place to sta...
For her new book (The Greatest Dishes! Around the World in 80 Recipes, Harper Collins), T+L contributing editor Anya von Bremzen scoured the globe for the best traditional recipes. Here, her five favorite winter dishes, and where to find them. 1....
On a startlingly hot summer day, François Teisserenc navigates a Fiat Punto down a one-lane dirt road, bumping over rocks as we pass row after row of perfectly trestled vines. "Here! Stop here!" he says, already opening the door and jumping out, 3...
With guesthouses in the south of France as common as snails after a rainfall, La Maison is giving the genre a stylish update. The 18th-century maison de village, just a few miles from the romantic market town of Uzès, has wide-open views of the su...
Clearly, it is always a mistake to arrive in a French provincial capital on a Sunday, unless you are looking to understand why Madame Bovary felt she had to have some action or die. There is no slower clock in all of space and time than that which...