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Q: Can you tell me about any new green hotels with a wildlife focus? —Lauren Finkelstein, Los Angeles, Calif. A: “At the 40-suite Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa (emirateshotelsresorts.com; doubles from $1,392, all-inclusive), near Sydney, guests can ...
Les Touilleurs, Montreal This sleek white shop in Mile End sells a global range of gear for making the soufflés and terrines of the classic Gallic repertoire. Don’t Miss: Local craftwork, such as Mapleware scoop-shaped paddles by Québécois arti...
“I moved from New York to Montreal when I was three and didn’t return to the U.S. until I was twenty-three, so I lived in Quebec for most of my formative years. Montreal has always had a tremendous bohemian culture, but when I was a kid the city w...
If you haven't planned a midwinter getaway, those cold, dreary days can feel as though they stretch to infinity. So send winter (and yourself) packing to somewhere warm and sunny, or intimate and outdoorsy — without putting your savings on permane...
I had heard the hype, I'd read the reviews: Mont Tremblant, best ski resort in eastern North America for 1995, 1996 . . . I was still skeptical. Could this be the place where I learned to ski in the seventies?The resort about 75 miles north of Mo...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
Many long-distance trains provide a brochure to enhance sightseeing, and some trains even have a guide on board to narrate trips through particularly scenic territory. But long-distance passengers will get the most out of train travel by researchi...
Montreal's reputation as a city of style is getting another boost with the newly minted W Montreal. Housed in a formerly lackluster bank building on the border of historic Old Montreal, the hotel is a haven of singular design. The 152 rooms are ki...
Inside: Life underground, hidden tables, and more of Montreal's hidden corners. In a restored 19th-century bank in Old Montreal, designers are delivering the last Louis XVI chests to Hôtel Le St.-James, the most exclusive of nine new boutique h...
I didn't want to go anywhere. I had been away from home for almost three weeks, teaching and writing, trying to think big thoughts. I wanted to unpack, answer the pile of letters and sort through the magazines that threatened to overwhelm our kitc...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. This venture coincides with the publication of Raw (Ten Speed Press), for which Trotter, a p...
Traffic on the Lachine Canal (Parks Canada, 514/283-6054; www.parcscanada.gc.ca/canallachine), which cuts through the heart of Montreal, began in 1825, but the nine-mile waterway has been boat-free for years. In May, it finally reopened to pleasu...
If Brazil were dragged up the globe from the tropics to the boreal zone, it might feel a lot like Canada. Both are huge countries with vast wildernesses sparsely inhabited by native people in the north, and densely populated urban areas in the sou...