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What country-house hotels are in close proximity to Heathrow?We have a one-night layover, and we want to be pampered on our last night in Europe. —K.L.... Read More

Turku, Finland, is a quiet place. Until the Russians moved the capital to Helsinki in 1812, Turku enjoyed a good six centuries as Finland's most... Read More

There is no more striking moment for visitors to Moscow than their first walk into Red Square. From the onion-domed spires of St. Basil's Cathedral to... Read More

Once is not much for a country shrouded in melodrama and mythology. Once is rather a gamble when the country is so large, its language so utterly... Read More

MADRIDTwenty-two-year-old chef Jaime Renedo had a hard time convincing his mother to let him open a restaurant inside her Asian antiques store. How... Read More

Some countries live off collective memory—rough-hewn stone monuments, mournful anthems, goats ritually slaughtered in honor of some lunar god—but here... Read More

ParisOn the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, is Alain Ducasse’s new Le Jules Verne (Ave. Gustave-Eiffel, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-55-61-44; dinner for two... Read More

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... Read More

Understated is not a word usually associated with Aussie designer Marc Newson and his glossy creations. But the man behind the luxe-mod interiors of... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon"Hogarth" at Tate Britain (through Apr. 29). This wide-ranging retrospective, the most comprehensive devoted to the 18th-century British... Read More

Russian beach has the undeniable ring of an oxymoron. Russia is, after all, the land of reindeer, permafrost, and polar night—a place where people are... 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

Book now to get a seat at one of these four European newcomers—their names will be on everyone's lips in the coming months.TURANDOT, MOSCOWCrystal... Read More

A billion is the new million in Moscow—and that loud, loud money tends to drown out the other story happening here. I'm back in town for a week from New... Read More

The Golden Eagle The Routes Three options along parts of the Trans-Siberian railroad: a 13-day trip from Moscow to the Mongolian capital city of... Read More

As one of the fashion world’s top photographers, Pamela Hanson spends a good deal of time traveling for magazine, book, and advertising-campaign shoots... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 River Cruises to Remember.A mirage vibrates on the sandy horizon. The scent of African roses perfumes the air. Water buffalo... Read More

It seemed simple: beat the bitter March temperatures—and my jet lag—by visiting the Finnish sauna at the luxurious Hotel Kamp in Helsinki. Just when I... Read More

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