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The 1970’sThe traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well... Read More

On a recent jaunt through five of Europe’s eating capitals, I’d decided I would engage zero deconstructed asparagus or rearranged pot-au-feu. Instead I... Read More

The TripStraddling the Bosporus—and thus the only major city that occupies both Asia and Europe—Istanbul also spans the ancient and modern worlds. The... Read More

Adam Tihany knows the inside of his suitcase better than the inside of his Manhattan apartment. The hotel and restaurant designer travels constantly for... Read More

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme... Read More

AndazParent: HyattBack Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied... Read More

I mean, if you’re going to lounge around on throw pillows at a beach club, sipping chilled raki or rosé while being serenaded by seabirds and Cesária... Read More

Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a... Read More

Looking Back on BodrumPeter Jon Lindberg’s “Touring Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula” was most interesting to me, but the glamorous beach resort he describes... Read More

Paris: Les AbbessesAt some point, most visitors to Paris pass through Montmartre, the terribly quaint village set on a hill in the city’s northern 18th... Read More

With editing by Adrien Glover, Sarah Kantrowitz, John Newton, and Clara O. SedlakSo what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you... Read More

When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the... Read More

Having lived in Istanbul on and off since my childhood, I have followed the city’s culinary evolution with the kind of passionate scrutiny that most... Read More

Mapquest wouldn't put it this way, of course, but to reach the hammam I am about to describe, take a right across the Bosporus roughly at the point... Read More

“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer... Read More

Day 1: Sultanahmet (The Old City)BreakfastOn a street lined with carpet shops near the Arasta Bazaar, Tamara Restaurant (breakfast for two $20), whose... Read More

Greenland & IcelandWhy Go Now: New luxury expeditions to these remote areas allow cruisers to take in scenery from the ship as well as jump in... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

You’ve chilled out in an ice hotel, slept in a jail, and holidayed in a tree house. What’s next? In Stockholm, entrepreneur Oscar Diös is redefining the... Read More

Turkey's elite have long flocked to the southern Aegean resort town of Bodrum for its calm azure seas (great for snorkeling and sailing) and its... Read More

Gypsy mackerel and fresh walnuts are in season when I arrive in Istanbul. As my plane rattles along the runway I flash back to the most bewitching meal... Read More

BEDROCK Ever wanted to sleep in a cave?Yunak Evleri, carved into a white stone cliff in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, will bring your Flintstones... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... 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

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