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More than 8.25 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the United States in 2006, creating 1.5 million tons of plastic waste. The good news?People are turning back to tap—and their sources are getting better every day. San Francisco and Pari...
San Francisco’s playful Good Hotel (doubles from $99) has glow-in-the-dark ceiling messages and vending machines selling FedEx-envelope wallets. At the all-suite Azul Sensatori ( adults from $187 per night, kids $94, all-inclusive), on Mexico’s Ri...
Les Touilleurs, Montreal This sleek white shop in Mile End sells a global range of gear for making the soufflés and terrines of the classic Gallic repertoire. Don’t Miss: Local craftwork, such as Mapleware scoop-shaped paddles by Québécois arti...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
Chicago: The Look of the New One of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls with an ambitious transformation that leaves few corners of the venerable 130-year-old instit...
Beginning November 4, visitors to San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers (415/666-7001; www.conservatoryofflowers.org; through Feb. 26) can admire more than 100 specimens from the world's most diverse group of flowering plants: orchid...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...
What looks like a bumper car, knows all the best spots in San Francisco, and talks back (but in a nice way)?It's the three-wheeled wonder from GoCar Rentals (2715 Hyde St.; 800/914-6227; www.gocarsf.com; $40 for first hour). Each two-seater has a ...
You'll need at least a weekend to hit all the shops—and a month to pay the credit card bills. At Friend (401 Hayes St.; 415/552-1717), columns etched with poetry set the stage for mod furniture and accessories. Avant-garde threads by Belgian and B...
Once the nectar of frat parties, Mexico's favorite liquor has come of age. T+L talks to San Francisco-based tequila expert and restaurateur Julio Bermejo about how to drink it like a pro. GET REAL Look for 100 percent agave, t...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
Luminary restaurateurs are so 20th-century. Anyone worth a bold-faced name these days wants to be linked to a hotel—from Robert De Niro, who is developing a property in lower Manhattan, to architecture junkie Brad Pitt, said to be consulting with ...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...