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Most certainly, I would spend some time in Bellagio, Italy, on Lake Como. What could be better than dining alfresco on the region's best food under rows... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Save-the-Earth Trips.At 3 a.m. on a moonless, steamy night, I trudged along a stretch of Caribbean coast, peering into the... Read More

Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels... Read More

Once the epitome of elegant travel, cruising nearly vanished with the dawning of the jet age in the 1960's. But just as martinis and cigars are making a... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets.After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide... Read More

Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around... Read More

I don’t mean to sound like an undergrad philosophy major, but in Dubai I have no choice. Again and again, I find myself pondering the nature of reality.... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

In the past few years, Dubai—the most glamorous of the United Arab Emirates' seven sheikhdoms—has become famous for forward-thinking hotels such as the... Read More

At the opulent, multidomed Emirates Palace (West Corniche; 971-2/690-8885; emiratespalace.com; doubles from $763; spa treatments from $190), the... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes.Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels.As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year... Read More

There's a fresh breeze blowing in from the Persian Gulf: Dubai. Consider all those cool young men in their biblical headdresses behind the wheels of... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels.High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

This is not the Tunisia of self-satisfied design hotels or of palaces with well-being centers, billion-dinar views of the Mediterranean, and thimbles of... Read More

In Dubai, for a couple million dollars, you can own a house on the frond of a palm tree. You can buy France, all of it, and then live there, alone if... Read More

Not many Americans think of Dubai as a weekend getaway, but I do. For a visit last February, I flew nonstop from New York for 13 hours aboard the state... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

Like so many NASCAR fans, the United Arab Emirates has gone gaga for auto racing, with two splashy, speed-freak theme parks set to open in 2008. At the... Read More

Swiss Guest House, Bumthang, Bhutan"It's this sliver of Western civilization in the middle of nowhere, and you can get a terrific cappuccino and Swiss... Read More

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