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Oregon The mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the waterfront. Doubles from $239. Vermont Set in the countryside, Twin Farms has free snacks that c...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
I returned this past monday from a trip to Delhi and Bangkok, organized around the debut of the new South Asia edition of Travel + Leisure—it’s our sixth, after Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Australia, and China. Beginning with the magazine’s launch par...
Thai Airways 791 Economy Class Passenger Christopher R. Cox Aircraft Airbus A340-500 Route New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK) Class/Seat No. Economy, 50J Departure Time 11:05 a.m. Check-in/Boarding Check-in was a snap. The economy-class queue w...
Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Delhi. Travelers not only get prime seats, they also go backstage, attend VIP parti...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
ARUN RESIDENCE The Look Hidden on a small residential street in the Old City, this quaint four-story hotel abuts the Chao Phraya river and offers views of Wat Arun, the 19th-century Temple of the Dawn, from its open lobby. The Scene Diplomats and...
Understated is not a word usually associated with Aussie designer Marc Newson and his glossy creations. But the man behind the luxe-mod interiors of New York’s Lever House Restaurant (390 Park Ave.; 212/888-2700), and the space-age Ikepod watch p...
THE PENINSULA VS. THE ORIENTAL The News The Peninsula (www.bangkok-peninsula.com) The old spa packed a big punch, despite its diminutive basement location. On December 1, the hotel opened a sprawling 19,070-square-foot spa building, replete with...
Mexico $145 • Veracruz As coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold tight to their cultural roots, not to mention a high standard of innovative indigenous design....
Singapore One of the city's most notable openings in 10 years, the 299-room St. Regis Hotel, Singapore marries the brand's signature services (personal butlers) with regional design touches (lacquered wall paneling). St. Regis is also extending i...
The gateway to Thailand got a sleek, shining makeover last month with the opening of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Designed by Chicago-based Murphy/Jahn Architects, the megaplex-like, glass-and-steel monolith comprises more tha...
In the heyday of the British Empire, young Englishmen of privilege would customarily round off their educations with a lengthy peregrination around the Continent—attending opera in Vienna, roaming the Accademia, sketching the Acropolis. The premis...
There's not a thatched roof or pagoda in sight at Phuket's new Aleenta Resort (Khao Pilai Beach, Kok Kloy, Phangnga; 66-2/508-5333; www.aleenta.com; doubles from $238), set on a pristine stretch of private beach an hour north of town. A follow-up ...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...