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I have a love-hate relationship with hotels. I'm dependent on them 200 nights a year, and it's hard to describe the life--it's so episodic, but I love it. When I stay at a hotel, my expectations are very high. Part of that is my desire for honesty...
Reader's FindIn Paris last summer I discovered an incredible bed-and-breakfast occupying a private barge on the Seine, docked near Notre Dame. The two Americans who own La Vie en Rose [888/866-4730 or 33-1/43-54-03-46, fax 33-1/43-29-79-15; www....
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
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 the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
When Richard Linklater captured Austin in his 1991 film, the title said it all: Slacker. Liberal politics, loose work ethics, and a penchant for tie-dye embodied the city's attitude. Now, with the influx of high-tech firms, film crews on location,...
If all you knew of Dallas was the long-running television series that borrowed the city's name, how would you go about choosing a hotel there?That was the dark dilemma I found myself in recently. Sue Ellen, strung out by the pool at Southfork, off...
The 27 rooms in this new hotel, once a boardinghouse for cigar vendors, on a quiet section of San Antonio's River Walk, are so rich in detail they feel lived in -- lived in by a more romantic and adventurous version of someone like you. The two-st...
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 velvet and silk brocade. This is Pinco Pallino (freely translatable as "whoosiemajibbit"), a near-pe...
Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. What about the rustic charms of Lake Tahoe and the Adirondacks, ...
News on where to stay . . . what to see . . . what to buy . . . south african seascapeFamous among the surfing set, the waves off South Africa's Long Beach, a half-hour drive from Cape Town, can reach 35 feet. It was while watching her surfer son...
The first time I visited Dallas I expected big hair. Instead I've always found sophisticated ladies in Prada and Gucci-- until the weekend. I love those women in pickup trucks, with guns hanging on the rack, who drive into town to do their Saturda...
After an 18-month, $1.8 million restoration, the Rothko Chapel in Houston finally reopened in June. Fourteen monumental plum canvases and black-form paintings by Mark Rothko cover every wall in the octagonal structure. The works, painted in 1965 a...
See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar views for miles, and you’ve got the makings of one perfectly fabulous night. Nothing quite say...
Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and when it comes to travel, those who wait often get the better fares. Last year, in an effort to ...
See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food. “If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer proclaimed in a recent phone interview about stadium food, “they better be damn...