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The case for spending a long weekend in Phuket (Thailand’s infamous party island) is easy. There’s fresh seafood, great weather, friendly people, and... Read More

Not feeling a family get together this Thanksgiving? Spend the holiday exploring Bangkok instead.Thanks to a ticket sale on two Chinese airlines and a... Read More

This article originally appeared on time.com.The prominent animal-rights group PETA has said that the death of a Scottish tourist during an elephant... Read More

When it comes to beach destinations in Thailand, Phuket, which needs no introduction, has been the reigning king for years. But beachgoers and... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Best Restaurant Views.Warm beige tones, rich graphic accents, and futuristic chairs give Le Jules Verne a contemporary... Read More

See more Best Places to Eat Like a LocalLo Scoglio da Tommaso, Amalfi Coast, Italy: Pleasure yachts from Capri and Positano drop anchor for lunch... Read More

My insomnia—I’m up for an hour or so a couple of nights a week—is mild but destructive. It makes my afternoons mountainous. I become the dead-eyed... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

Catalina Island, CaliforniaAt the new, laid-back Avalon Grille, accordion windows frame a panoramic view of the water and, in the distance, the... Read More

Some look in the Caribbean. Some search the South Pacific. Others are convinced they’ll find it in the Maldives. Some believe it’s off the coast of... Read More

The 1970’sThe traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well... Read More

Andalusia, Kalahari, Sicily: Sometimes, just hearing a name can inspire us to explore. Indeed, destinations like these loom so large in the canon of... Read More

The first property in Ritz-Carlton’s new culturally conscious Reserve collection, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (doubles from $700) is set on the... Read More

Looking for Thai-inspired serenity with an urban twist? Head to the recently opened W Retreat Koh Samui, just an hour’s flight south of Bangkok. This... Read More

From toga-wrapped emperors to board-toting surfers, all walks of life have flocked to the seaside for renewal, reflection, and amusement, and the tide... Read More

We’ve eaten in the dark and underwater—now it’s time to dine in the treetops. In the Gulf of Thailand, Soneva Kiri by Six Senses (suites from $1,970)... Read More

WE ARE DRIVING UP, UP, AND UP A MOUNTAIN ROAD. The jeep is new but underpowered, the landscape lush. Coconut palms crowd the muddy rutted track. Thirty... Read More

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... Read More

At Parrot Cay’s Como Shambhala Retreat (from $2,232 for three nights), in the Turks and Caicos, Dr. Swati—resident ayurvedic doctor and Reiki master... Read More

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... Read More

After a bumpy decade marred by the openings of beer bars and mediocre resorts, the southern Thai island of Phuket is regaining its sexy image. Heralding... Read More

Mexico$145 • VeracruzAs coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold... Read More

There's not a thatched roof or pagoda in sight at Phuket's new Aleenta Resort (Khao Pilai Beach, Kok Kloy, Phangnga; 66-2/508-5333; www.aleenta.com;... Read More

Phuket's western side may be a mecca for travelers on tours, but the east coast will be an über-upscale retreat once Cape Yamu (66-76/270-770;... Read More

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