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Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
In shiny, happy Singapore, superlatives come at you with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Not two minutes after my arrival at Changi Airport, rated Tip-Top Number One Most Excellent Airport in the Universe (or something like that) by Skytrax, I was...
U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for Families U.S. + Canada 1. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina Score: 97.90Plantation-style cottages and a Jack...
A budget the size of South Carolina’s. A park suspended 650 feet in the air (and large enough to hold four A380 jets). More than 7,000 employees. Singapore’s $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands (10 Bayfront Ave.; 65/6688-8868; marinabaysands.com; double...
At the dazzlingly futuristic Yas Hotel, in Abu Dhabi, the curvilinear buildings are draped with a giant, LED-lit glass veil and straddle a Formula One racetrack. The structure resembles a multicolored UFO waiting to take off. For the inside, the b...
The only true requirement of a great hotel is that it have a decent bar somewhere on the premises. They could leave out the front desk, room service, even the beds; surely we’d all find spots at the bar to keep us safe and warm until morning. Reg...
HONG KONG Causeway Bay A creative hub of café and consumer culture THE SCENE Neon-lit and dense with high-rises, Causeway Bay fuses the essences of New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo into one bubbling urban stew, with teenage punks, media typ...
Reader's FindIn the tiny village of Chassigny, my wife and I found the perfect place from which to explore the region's châteaux and gardens. Clairefontaine (33-5/49-98-97-80; doubles $125) is a farmhouse that has been beautifully restored a...
Thailand During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa at Anantara Si Kao guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. China Set high above Victoria Harbour, Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong offers a...
q. I want to take a cruise in Southeast Asia. What's available?--C.T., Boise, Idahoa. November through March is high season for cruising in Asia. Radisson Seven Seas' Song of Flower sets sail November 18 on a 12-day cruise from Bombay to Sin...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
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...
While restaurants worldwide look to Asia for inspiration, Singapore's emerging food scene is taking its cues from Italy, convincing locals that char kway teow (fried rice noodles) and pepper crab are by no means the only reasons to break bread. Al...
telephone zoneThe new luxury perk: your own cell phoneRemember when cell phones were considered status symbols?Nowadays, business has become so wired (or, more to the point, unwired) that they're being given away. If you fly first-class on Singap...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...