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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

On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your... Read More

Joan Kuriansky, a Washington lawyer, will never forget a massage she had in Izmir, Turkey. She went to a bathhouse recommended by a hotel clerk. Before... Read More

turkey's posh new padTurkey's nightlife capital, Bodrum, now has two landmarks: the seaside Castle of St. Peter and, perched on a hill above it, the... Read More

Q: Can you suggest an easy long-weekend getaway spot on the East Coast with an old-world feel? —Ron Wilensky, Orlando, Fla.A: Here are three small towns... Read More

See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

RomeThe Tour Food and Fun. Perfect For Gourmands. Highlights You’ll sample handmade salami at the 139-year-old Volpetti via della Scrofa delicatessen;... Read More

Asmalimescit, part of Istanbul’s central Beyog?lu borough, reached a peak of glamour and sophistication in the 1920’s, but became rundown in the ensuing... Read More

PPDO. For the solo voyager, this piece of shorthand-- for "per person, double occupancy"-- is the most hated fine print in travel brochurese. That's... Read More

the carry-on wars / driving in turkey / couple's resorts revisited / upgrade aid / airport art / hotel stress relief / meetings in houston? /... Read More

NisantasiGonul PaksoyA favored destination for Japanese royalty and Gulf princesses, this boutique—named for its owner—sells peerless, one-of-a-kind... Read More

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