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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

Most of Switzerland's spas embrace a European medical tradition, but Le Montreux Palace's recently opened Amrita Wellness approaches healthy living from... Read More

Two fish have taken up temporary residence on my wrist: one is covered in yellow sapphires, the other with rubies, and they're both swimming around... Read More

Immersing yourself in the culture may be a great way to see Europe, sure, but each of these new spas has created a universe unto itself—which may make... Read More

Edited by Amy FarleyWe partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around... Read More

You may never have heard of Haeftling (German for "prisoner"), but it's becoming a fashion house—make that fashion big house. Jails in Germany and... Read More

The Swiss are renowned for their caution and reserve, but as you emerge from the train station in Lucerne the exuberance of the city strikes you with... Read More

I'll start with a confession. For the better part of 20 years I've been carrying on a string of illicit rendezvous in various corners of the... Read More

High in the Swiss Alps, two new spas are looking beyond their borders for holistic inspiration. The 136-room Palace Luzern (10 Haldenstrasse, Lucerne;... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

The expression "everything old is new again" fits Lausanne to a T. One of Switzerland's smallest cities, it has always been a haven for discreetly... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels.High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what... Read More

Before leaving New York for Schloss Velden, in southern Austria, and Capella Castlemartyr, in County Cork, Ireland, just as I was choosing which ties to... Read More

7:30 a.m.I throw open the windows in my tidy room ($100) at the Hotel Alphorn on the edge of Gstaad and stick out my head like a cuckoo from a clock.... Read More

Brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag got the inspiration for their cult messenger bags—crafted from truck tarpaulins, car seat belts, and tire inner tubes... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in... Read More

British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe, the man behind the hip Yo! Sushi restaurant chain, was on a flight from Kuwait to London four years ago when he... Read More

EnglandGlyndebourne Festival Opera (May 19–August 27; 44-127/381-3813; www.glyndebourne.com)Six productions set in the English countryside. Evening... Read More

DESTINATION Zurich, Switzerland HIGH SEASON April to August AVERAGE FIVE-STAR HOTEL ROOM RATE $530 AVERAGE COST OF A COCKTAIL AT A HOTEL BAR $15 BARGAIN... Read More

Golf | ShoppingPALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 River Cruises to Remember.A mirage vibrates on the sandy horizon. The scent of African roses perfumes the air. Water buffalo... Read More

Swiss Guest House, Bumthang, Bhutan"It's this sliver of Western civilization in the middle of nowhere, and you can get a terrific cappuccino and Swiss... Read More

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