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HotelsThough Zürich has its share of world-class grand hotels, it has recently delved into the modern boutique craze that has overtaken urban centers... Read More

Having grown up in proletarian Moscow, I'm not one to fetishize foie gras or swoon over budget-busting Bordeaux. So what would I say to a tour of... Read More

IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF TRAVEL WRITERS, he must have foreseen the riches I would bring home from my trip along the Rhine. He must have decided to... 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

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

What I knew of authentic Swiss cooking was like a ripe Emmentaler: full of big holes. Fondue, chocolate bars--that much was familiar. Now I wanted to... Read More

  Reader's FindAnya von Bremzen's article on restaurants in Switzerland [Food, July] was outstanding; it provides my wife and me with new... Read More

On a clear spring morning after a rain, St. Moritz looks scrubbed and snappy, an aging boulevardier fresh from a good steam. The international cocktail... Read More

The sun is hot. I'm on my butt—again—and staring up at the most incredible blue sky. Diana's down the slope, perched on her skis, waiting for me. A pack... Read More

Hot on the heels of his much talked-about Culture & Conference Center in Lucerne, architect Jean Nouvel has again descended on the sleepy Swiss city... Read More

Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to... Read More

Most certainly, I would spend some time in Bellagio, Italy, on Lake Como. What could be better than dining alfresco on the region's best food under rows... 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

Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my... Read More

For an hour we had been dipping in and out of a series of long gestational tunnels on the highway out of Zurich, marveling at the neatness of the... Read More

Switzerland's third-largest city has often been overshadowed by its flashier neighbors, Geneva and Zürich. But Basel—located right where France and... Read More

"Do you want sheets with that?" could be the question from behind the counter now that the golden arches have spread over another area of the service... Read More

Engines buzzing, the great craft tilts upward and begins to rise. As the ground falls away, the verdant slopes and rocky outcroppings resolve into the... Read More

Italy | Austria | Switzerland | FranceWhy This Is the Year To Go Skiing the storied slopes of Europe is not about racking up vertical feet or racing to... 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

For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the... Read More

St.-Moritz is not your average ski resort. It's the kind of place where polo tournaments are played on a frozen lake and sponsored by Cartier. Where you... Read More

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