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Yes, I did always say that travelers in search of a meal would do well to stick to local specialties, the rule of thumb being that a restaurant in Tulsa... Read More

"Turin is terrible," said my friend Remo Guidieri, a writer and an anthropologist, of his native town. "Don't go there." He himself moved to Paris—the... Read More

let's call them "map guides" There's a new breed of city map that combines basic street layouts with information typically found in books--... Read More

Reader's FindOur family of four recently stayed at Venice's Romantik Hotel Metropole (39-41/520-5044, fax 39-41/520-3679; doubles $211-$398). Our room... Read More

Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? ... Read More

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Vsehrdova Street, on Prague's Kampa Island, is a jumble of 17th-century architecture, low-rise buildings whose Baroque façades lean precariously over... Read More

Western Europe, pay attention: your neighbors to the east are in the middle of a design-hotel boom. PRAGUE Aria Hotel (9 Trziste, Mala Strana; 212/201... Read More

Scattered among Prague's Baroque palaces and fin-de-siècle apartment houses are a dozen oddly angular buildings, the remnants of a few years in the 1910... Read More

I'm sitting in a little wine-and-coffee bar in Warsaw, listening to Polish conversations burble all about me, drinking Rioja, and talking with Zbigniew... Read More

OCCUPATION Actor HOME BASE Los Angeles URBAN EXPOSURE While filming Everything Is Illuminated— the adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, which... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast ... Read More

The floods that swamped Prague 18 months ago left whole neighborhoods submerged for days and caused billions of dollars in structural damages. The... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. ... Read More

SOUTH OF NARODNI The wits and wags used to call Prague "the Left Bank of the nineties," but now the Bohemian grunge of Generation X has yielded to the... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. ... Read More

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days... Read More

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

Design junkies traveling to Prague take note: Even if you don't stay at the outrageous Hotel Yasmin (12/913 Politickych Veznu; 420-2/3410-0100; www... Read More

For much of its existence, the 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace, housed within the Prague Castle complex, has served as the decked-out stronghold of one of... Read More

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