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Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before sundown and not drive out after dark. White lights—like conventional flashlights—aren’t allowed. And...
Of all the hair-brained travel ventures that come across our desk, this one’s the, uh, well, hairiest. The issue: while most airlines let small pets ride with their owners, larger animals are ignominiously shunted into cargo. Solution: Pet Airways...
New York City and Costa Mesa, California “Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture” Carnegie Hall (October 21–November 10). It’s one of the world’s biggest markets for classical music; it’s rife with venerable artist...
He’s only 30, but composer-performer Hafez Nazeri, whose “Rumi Symphony Project: Cycle One” premieres on October 3 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles (ticketmaster.com), has big ambitions. His genre-defying 60-minute work, draws on an inheri...
Palm Springs (285 miles round-trip from Los Angeles) A nouveau–Rat Pack oasis on the desert floor of California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Springs draws both the country-club set and the design-obsessed. But this resort town famed for its superlati...
“Bienvenido Gustavo” Walt Disney Concert Hall (October 3–11). Gustavo Dudamel is a conductor who’s enjoyed almost pop-star hype at the head of Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, as well as since being named Esa-Pekka Salonen’s successor...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
London The Show: Enron (Royal Court Theatre; through November 7; royalcourttheatre.com)Why Go: This new black comedy by Lucy Prebble riffs on the mother of corporate fiascos. The Show: The Power of Yes (National Theatre; in repertory)Why Go: Dav...
Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only thing that helps when his back coils up like a mattress spring. It's a bizarre picture, a hard-c...
It’s a traffic stopper—and not just for those who need to fill the tank. Over 1,600 panels of stainless steel give Helios House (8770 W. Olympic Blvd.; thegreencurve.com), the LEED-certified L.A. gas station owned by BP and designed by Boston firm...
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Where to Stay Long before the latest generation of young painters and curators turned the industrial spaces of Culver City into an art colony rivaling Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station and L.A.’s Chinatown, the Renaissance-revival Culver Hotel (940...
White Mojito Plaza Athénée A blend of elder flower, violet, and rose essences adds plenty of zing. Garden of Eden Hotel Bel-Air Don’t miss this tart concoction made with organic honey, cucumber, and lime juice. Endless Summer New York Palace...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
Q: I'd like to take my daughter to a spa for her birthday. Can you suggest any U.S. resorts that offer weekend packages? —Tatiana Bossy, Saint-Joseph-Du-Lac, Quebec A: T+L associate editor (and resident beauty expert) Elizabeth Woodson has the fo...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...