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See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
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...
I am not good at holidays. I don't like doing nothing, and I don't like looking at things just because they are there to be looked at. On the other hand, I am addicted to sunlight. When Philip and Belinda Haas (who made the film of my book Angels ...
Chicago: The Look of the New One of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls with an ambitious transformation that leaves few corners of the venerable 130-year-old instit...
Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ricardo Legorreta were once indelibly connected with the most important hotel projects of their day (the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the Camino Real in Mexico City). Though the boutique-hotel era put the emphasis...
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 ...
By day Mexico City can be an urban nightmare. Come nightfall it's a dream: the traffic lightens, the air feels cooler and cleaner, and the sidewalks are pleasantly busy with strolling families, punk rockers, cell-phone-carrying executives, and so ...
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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 London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
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)...
Get the Facts. Mexico safety information. There are some things that you will not be reading in this story: that Mexico City is a lively place with a quaint and colorful history, that it has a tumultuous political past and an unstable present,...
With a lineup that runs the gamut from Aztec to high-tech, the 20th annual Festival of Mexico assembles 130 productions to be staged in palaces and plazas throughout Mexico City's Historic Center. Indigenous dances by Ballet Folklórico de México a...
There's something happening south of the border, and chilangos (Mexico City natives) would rather keep it a secret. It's hard to believe that the D.F. (Distrito Federal) is finally cleaning up its act. Crime has dropped some 50 percent in the past...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
Mexico City’s Coyoacán district—of Frida fame—has a brand-new cantina. Co-owned by Y Tu Mamá También star Diego Luna, La Bipolar (155 Malitzin, Coyoacán; 52-55/5484-8230; dinner for two $30) serves upgraded classics (rib-eye tacos, marlin tostadi...