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I'll be in the south of France this summer and am curious to see how perfume is made. Are there any factories that offer behind-the-scenes tours?—C.B., ORLEANS, MASS. With its abundance of jasmine, lavender, orange blossoms, and roses, Provence i...
Ballard, a neighborhood once populated by Scandinavian fishermen, has become the city's international culinary mecca, with a score of new restaurants and bars. Taste the best of Puerto Rico—smashed plantains, deep-fried catfish, coconu...
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...
In junior high, some friends and I discovered a way into our town's rain sewers. With cigarette lighters to guide us, we crawled through dark concrete tubes to emerge in a chamber just high enough to stand in. Fifty feet below street level, we'd f...
Thursday night at the W New York. Open since December and always crowded, the hotel erupts once a week into a full-fledged scene; it starts in the Whiskey Blue bar and spreads throughout the airy, two-story lobby. Cramming the space until they're ...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, my family and I picked up and moved from Manhattan to the Seattle area. It was a big change—new house, new jobs, new schools, new friends, new lives. During the first months, we wondered when the rain would end. But ...
cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
When I flipped open the pamphlet from Zegrahm Space Voyages, an adventure travel company in Seattle, little did I comprehend the momentousness of the occasion. "Dear Voyager," I read, "the publication of this brochure heralds the dawn of a bold ne...
There's nothing like the words children's theater to cast a parent into the slough of despond. You think cheesy sets and costumes, simpleminded scripts, hambone acting. You think hackneyed stories and desperate attempts to tap into trends of the m...
intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane, and regain your literary bearings on arrival by visiting a great bookstore. But where to go?Here,...
See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food. “If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer proclaimed in a recent phone interview about stadium food, “they better be damn...
Read New York’s Algonquin Hotel has taken its literary legacy into the digital age by lending guests Amazon’s Kindle e-books, available free at the front desk. Listen You can borrow pre-downloaded iPods at resorts such as the Mandarin Oriental...
A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major bashes. Berlin A pyrotechnic display will explode over the Brandenburg Gate. The surrounding...