Turkey

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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 new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
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 term airport hotel with the Jumbo Hostel (doubles from $150), in a revamped 747-200 parked at ...
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 proximity to Lycian, Roman, and Ottoman ruins. The area's latest addition is EV (Türkbükü; 800/337-468...
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 of my life: breakfast on an Istanbul commuter ferry. A single cucumber and a fistful of olives....
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 fantasies to life. The hotel, which opened in May, extends through six naturally cooled caves buil...
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 between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
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...
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 assistant to paddle your canoe. Want to know more?We asked seven mileage moguls to tell us. Aerin ...
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 her massage, she was treated to hydrotherapy and a body scrub. Though she found both excessivel...
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 striking Marmara Bodrum hotel. Earthy architect Ersen Gürsel and interior designer Christian Allar...
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 that offer history and local charm. In New York’s Finger Lakes region, Skaneateles’s downtow...
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 London’s most famously posh neighborhoods?One that occupies an entire floor of a regal Victorian...
Rome The Tour Food and Fun. Perfect For Gourmands. Highlights You’ll sample handmade salami at the 139-year-old Volpetti via della Scrofa delicatessen; fresh fish at Testaccio, a lively open-air market; and pizza bianca made at the Roscioli baker...
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 decades. Now it’s in the midst of a colorful renaissance. Lively restaurants and music venues ...
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 because some cruise lines and tour operators charge singles up to twice the advertised double-occu...