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When globe-trotting travel consultant Niels van Rheenen's collection of Art Deco furniture outgrew his Amsterdam house, he packed up his club chairs,... Read More

Six just-opened hotels that are setting new standards of style: NORTH AMERICA The West Coast's Kimpton Group is launching an East Coast invasion.... Read More

In the final analysis it was all the contessa's fault, she being my wife, a chic and glamorous Latina who grew up in Coral Gables, studied at Brandeis,... Read More

At the Outpost, Kruger National Park's newest and most remote lodge, the traditional camp has gone the way of the extinct blue antelope. Rather than... Read More

The idea of touring wine country was in its infancy three decades ago, as Americans began to discover the joys of the Napa Valley, with its handful of B... Read More

Lesedi cultural village is set among the rocky hills north of Johannesburg. When we arrive, a man in animal skins and fake fur takes my humiliatingly... Read More

When I was a little kid, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was my window to a perfect world. I would sit on the shag rug four inches from the screen of my... Read More

Leave it to Abercrombie & Kent to coin travel's next term: spafari. The firm's newest expedition adds another layer of indulgence to Big Five game... Read More

African lodges usually come in one of two styles: traditional (such as MalaMala) or fantasy (Singita). Style-seekers who don't want to star in either an... Read More

OCCUPATION Chef and owner, Blue Ginger restaurant; cookbook author; host of the public television cooking show Simply Ming. HOME BASE Wellesley,... Read More

After decades of toiling in obscurity, South African ... Read More

Historic preservationists are illuminating South Africa's Coast. The South African Lighthouse ... Read More

It's lunchtime at the zone, an American-style shopping mall in the once whites-only Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, and I'm sitting in a glass-walled... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. ... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. ... Read More

I was, I confess, a reluctant convert to the charms of the Karoo, a vast semidesert covering more than 100,000 square miles of South Africa’s Cape... Read More

For years, visitors to Johannesburg have made a beeline for the barricades: flashy, pricey, but often soulless hotels in secure northern suburbs such as... Read More

In an informal poll, we asked women travelers to tell us about their concerns when they're on the road on their own, and the places around the globe... Read More

DESTINATION Barrydale, South Africa GO FROM Cape Town TRAVEL TIME 2 1/2 hours by car GETTING THERE Take Route 62, the fabled road through the Klein... Read More

Generally speaking, you don't want a crowbar or a wheelbarrow to feature prominently in your vacation photos. Or rubble. Or poverty (unless, perhaps, it... Read More

You may have been wondering what you should do if you ever find yourself walking down a grassland trail in Africa, just minding your own business, when... 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

Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah... Read More

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