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Drottningholm was the summer residence of the Swedish royal family. The palace, which was completed in 1686, is a wonderful thing in itself. But the... Read More

Stockholm, at the intersection of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren, looks like a mirage on water. The cityscape is a mix of pastel old-world landmarks... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

Toast of the coast Cornwall's just-opened Hotel Tresanton — a former yachting getaway — has a pedigree that's irresistible to royal-watchers, food... Read More

European car-delivery programs-- in which you pick a vehicle up at the factory and ship it home-- have been around for donkey's years. (You save because... Read More

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into... Read More

For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon,... 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

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

There was a time when business travel was looked upon by travelers and providers alike as a necessary ordeal -- just think of the term road warrior. But... Read More

Don't just visit an architectural landmark—live in one. Santiago Calatrava, the man behind the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, has designed residential... Read More

After years of chic, simple interiors, decadence is afoot, and the most sensuous areas of the home—the bedroom and the dining room—are being indulged.... Read More

Everything tastes better on vacation, but that holds especially true for cheese. Do the Camembert and Brie you buy at home have less flavor, depth, and... Read More

I was making plans to buy a new car when word came that a seat belt in my father's 1995 Saab 9-5 had been chewed off by his dog. A pop quiz was soon... Read More

SÖDERIf you'd told a chic Stockholmer 20 years ago that the island of Södermalm (Söder for short) would become the hippest part of the city, he would... Read More

The night before I left for Stockholm I went to the opening of yet another New York restaurant that uses design as a backdrop. It was a clangorous... Read More

The Arts: MusicYou've memorized the CD and seen the movie, but if the Buena Vista Social Club isn't in town when you visit Havana, where do you go for... Read More

One grim winter morning, Kurt Wallander—the cop hero of Henning Mankell's Faceless Killers—gets the news that an elderly couple has been murdered... Read More

"I imagined the interiors as the physical expression of the food," says London-based design luminary Ilse Crawford of her latest project, restaurant... Read More

Just what is it with Scandinavians?Blessed with an innate neophilia, they embrace the avant-garde with uncanny ease. Provocative forms and ideas are... Read More

The Baltic Sea was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, so it's fitting that most of the 24,000 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago feel... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

In the past year, Stockholm's slightly haughty image as the epicenter of minimalist design has been shaken up by a new generation of trendsetters. In... Read More

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