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See our slideshow of Must-See Green American Landmarks. From atop the High Line, the old elevated freight track that is about to debut as New York’s most revolutionary public park, you get a clear, wide-angle view of the future. The sculpted con...
Despite its Spanish Colonial belfries and arches, the McNay Art Museum’s strong suit is Impressionist and modern art (Van Gogh, Picasso, O’Keeffe, Pollock). Fittingly, Parisian architect Jean-Paul Viguier’s spare expansion of the San Antonio museu...
Money's rolling in, traffic's lining up, and life in this laid-back town has come a long way from sipping Shiner Bock at a back-yard barbecue. With high-tech whiz kids and Hollywood heavyweights moving in, the Live Music Capital of the World is tu...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Art Europe London “From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through April 18; royalacademy.org.uk). This exhibition, highlighting one international love affair b...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...
In the city of Guangzhou, 75 miles north of Hong Kong on the Pearl River, I can feel the promise of present-day China everywhere I go: a new international airport, a sleek ferry terminal, a state-of-the-art convention center. The skyline changes f...
FOOD AND DRINK In Dallas, it's all about Tex-Mex, and there's no shortage of it in Terminal D. A grilled-steak taco and a top-shelf margarita hit the spot at Blue Mesa Taco & Tequila Bar. More creative fare can be found at Cantina Laredo, where y...
Generally speaking, you don't want a crowbar or a wheelbarrow to feature prominently in your vacation photos. Or rubble. Or poverty (unless, perhaps, it is the exotic kind—a shoeless boy with oil-black hair; a woman carrying vegetables to the mark...
So you're not a diva who travels with a makeup artist in your entourage?Well, there's hope for you yet. In major cities, a new class of beauty boutique is cropping up where personal attention and expert advice are the hallmarks. As antidotes to th...
Gruyère with stout?Why not?Chefs and sommeliers all over the country are taking food pairings well beyond wine. Here, T+L reveals four of our favorite restaurants for unusual couplings. THE PLACE Uchi, Austin, Tex.; 512/916-4808Sake THE COMBO ...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
From a distance, the photos that hang on the walnut-paneled walls of the lobby bar and restaurant in the Sunset Tower Hotel appear to be autographed 8 x 10's of movie stars. Sepia-colored with age, they feature handsome men and fabulous wo...
Like many Europeans, I grew up with a myth that originated somewhere in the American Southwest. My first encounter with it, as a child in the Netherlands, was a toy revolver with 'Texas Ranger' engraved on its silver barrel. I also sported a cowbo...
How does your garden grow?Much better, with the help of these new spa programs. Participants in the four-day Gardening Package at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas (800/847-5637; www.lakeaustinspa.com; doubles from $1,590, including all classes...