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See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting.Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and... Read More

Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be... Read More

"What were they thinking?"That’s what Paco Underhill, author of the books Why We Buy and Call of the Mall, says he wondered when friends presented him... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms.When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what... Read More

See the slideshow of the World’s Top 25 Hotels.Who says there aren’t any surprises anymore?Sure, the 25 best hotels on the T+L 500—the annual list of... Read More

Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y.A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost ... Read More

Tipping conundrums are everywhere. Should you tip the valet when you drop off your car and when you pick it up?If the service is atrocious, is it okay... Read More

If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries... Read More

In junior high, some friends and I discovered a way into our town's rain sewers. With cigarette lighters to guide us, we crawled through dark concrete... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

Just over ten years ago, on a Victorian cast-iron bridge near Queenstown, New Zealand, Henry van Asch's first customer leaped off toward the swirling... Read More

Every summer, I head to the Southern Hemisphere looking for a winter environment to test our new gear. Mount Hutt, 50 miles west of Christchurch on the... Read More

Lodging, Kiwi-style Imagine returning from a sheep muster to partake of a five-course meal. At New Zealand's Wharekauhau (pronounced "forry-ko-ho"), you... Read More

Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane,... Read More

Not too long ago, travel to New Zealand implied lumpy beds and overcooked lamb. No more. Guest rooms— whether in a gingerbread house in the North Island... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet SetRing in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's... Read More

Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of... Read More

The word tour often conjures images of buses crammed with tourists and drone-like guides rattling off perfunctory details about sights seen through a... Read More

Even though I grew up in New Zealand and have great national pride, I must admit the place was clueless when it came to sophisticated country hotels.... Read More

Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas?Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe,... Read More

For the next five months, Auckland will be playing host to the world's most glamorous yachting event, the America's Cup regatta. The racing series... Read More

As if the Lord of the Rings trilogy weren't enough, here are three more reasons to head to New Zealand. At the 2,500-acre Treetops Lodge & Estate (351... Read More

The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B... Read More

Three new North Island spas are responding to the country's trend toward naturalism by relying on pure, plant-based products made exclusively with local... Read More

LODGING, KIWI STYLE Add Kauri Cliffs to New Zealand's growing list of luxury lodges. A colonial-style creation on the bucolic North Island, Kauri Cliffs... Read More

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