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Partying yogis have found their mecca with the opening of the spa Puro Beach Oasis Del Mar (800/337-4685; www.designhotels.com), on Majorca, Spain.... Read More

This Spanish city of miradores, Arab palaces, and snowcapped mountains now has historic inns to match its storybook setting. Hesperia Granada (Plaza... Read More

Spain has declared 1999 "The Year of Velázquez," honoring the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth with a series of celebratory shows. This month in... Read More

Whether you're seeking profound contemplation of your faith, speculative contemplation of the future, or just sodden contemplation of the bottom of a... Read More

BEDROCK Ever wanted to sleep in a cave?Yunak Evleri, carved into a white stone cliff in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, will bring your Flintstones... Read More

The archbishop of Barcelona recently proposed canonizing the city's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, whose surreally undulating, ornate stone... Read More

For more than three decades, millions of European tourists have stepped out of the Málaga Airport into the guaranteed summer sunshine of Spain's Costa... Read More

FRANCELa Maison de BricourtOne of the great conundrums of modern French cooking is Michelin's coconut-headed refusal to bump up Olivier Roellinger from... Read More

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from... Read More

Riddle: To which countries would you travel if you wanted to see festivals involving: (a) a two-hour tomato fight; (b) the sex life of marine worms; (c)... Read More

"We've been found," Jean-Pierre Vandelle explained, with an apologetic lifting of the hands. I had finally gotten back to my favorite little-known... Read More

Breakfast is a highly personal matter, and even more so when you're traveling. Many people go to great lengths to find a breakfast that is first and... Read More

mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked... Read More

Transformed into a cultural draw by Frank Gehry's millennium-marking Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao—city of bars, redheads, and ball games (soccer, or jai... Read More

q. I've heard that there's no place more exquisite than the Canary Islands. Where should we plan to go?Do the islands' birds live up to the name?--B.R.,... Read More

At first glance, Madrid remains stubbornly true to itself—a city where patrician señoras nibble on canapes while gleefully watching a torero being gored... Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark$265While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point... Read More

If Andalusia still conjures Bizet's Carmen bewitching soldiers on the banks of the Guadalquivir, Madrid summons images of women on the verge. Who can... Read More

We've seen flamboyant California rolls, Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese-Peruvian tiraditos, even Brazilian "frushi." Now a new, gentler wave of raw fusion is... Read More

See our Madrid’s Street Fashion slideshow.Throughout the 20th century, while Barcelona skimmed the cutting edge, Madrid hugged Castilian conventions... Read More

If a company sends employees to Europe or Canada, it may be able to claim hefty refunds of value-added taxes. One VAT specialist estimates that U.S.... Read More

Worth a Detour P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New York art world's favorite institution for cutting-edge work, reopened this fall after a three... Read More

Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you... Read More

Burgundy: La Colline du Colombier, IguerandeEven legendary French chefs with Michelin three-starred restaurants nurture pastoral dreams. “Don’t expect... Read More

See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow.Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can... Read More

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