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Paris On 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 $390). Everything about the restaurant is thrilling, from the minimalist Patrick Jouin desig...
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 be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
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 New York’s Lever House Restaurant (390 Park Ave.; 212/888-2700), and the space-age Ikepod watch p...
Art Europe London "Hogarth" at Tate Britain (through Apr. 29). This wide-ranging retrospective, the most comprehensive devoted to the 18th-century British satirist and moralist William Hogarth in 30 years, includes portraits, conversation piece...
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 occasionally killed by icicles. The pants-tucked-in-the-boots look is always de rigeur here, ou...
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 and five nights, past bustling European cities and through the snowcapped Alps. Aboard the O-E...
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 chandeliers, gold-leaf trim—it's Versailles writ red at this 475-seat pan-Asian restaurant near ...
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 York, and most of the conversation centers on cash and muscle: whose bodyguard was beaten in a...
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 Ulaanbaatar; a 15-day, 5,800-mile trip from Moscow to Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast; or a 21-...
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. A recent trip to St. Petersburg, however, was all play, with Hanson, her two sons, and her b...
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 grunt and graze on the grassy banks of the Nile as ancient Pyramids cast their shadows. These ma...
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 felt myself begin to relax, two naked men opened the glass door and stood staring at me, seeming...