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San Diego just opened the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the first in the U.S. designed to meet LEED Silver standards for environmentally friendly construction. What's more, come winter ships will have the ability to “plug in” and avoid burning f...
Andalusia, Kalahari, Sicily: Sometimes, just hearing a name can inspire us to explore. Indeed, destinations like these loom so large in the canon of travel that their very mention stirs wanderlust in even the most experienced traveler. It doesn’t...
With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly report on the markets with the biggest hotel discounts. At press time, the top 10 North American c...
Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
If you live anywhere south or east of, say, Vancouver, you’ve probably not heard of the Cowichan Valley. This bucolic corner of Vancouver Island keeps a low profile, even by Canadian standards, which hold humility next to godliness. Residents pref...
Vancouver A coastal playground basks in its post-Olympics glow. Stay Opening just in time for the 2010 Winter Games, the Great Value Fairmont Pacific Rim (doubles from $229) couldn’t have asked for a more auspicious debut. Spacious guest rooms ...
Philadelphia: Pizzeria Stella Dinner for two $31. The Scene: A Naples-meets-NYC-style pizzeria from restaurateur Stephen Starr. The Dish: Pizza topped with clams, broccoli rabe, pancetta, and mozzarella. The Steal: Glasses of wine are $5.50, d...
Everyone who travels through Chicago will tell you about the tunnel that connects Concourses B and C in O’Hare’s Terminal 1. First, you descend by escalator, and then you find yourself on a moving sidewalk, surrounded by neon lights and soothing m...
“I’ve made a lot of films in Vancouver. The people there are terrific—friendly, hardworking, and good-looking, too. The architecture of the city is beautiful, and it’s changing because of the upcoming Olympics. For many years, the downtown area al...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
Fusion describes more than just the food in Vancouver. Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese influences bring global culture as well as cuisine to Canada's third-largest city. It's where urban sophistication (stunningly modern buildings, stylish bouti...
Decisions, decisions. "How about daimo for ostrich congee?Or Imperial for expense-account seafood?And there's Landmark for hot pot-- their shrimp is so fresh it comes out jumping," says my friend Stephen Wong. "If you're in the mood for sushi or d...
The Look Hong Kong–based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ North American debut, the understated 119-room Shangri-La Vancouver (doubles from $270), adopts the mountain-fringed British Columbia city’s easygoing vibe, while adding a touch of Far Easte...
the Itinerary 420 Miles: Vancouver to Victoria Island to Vancouver. Day 1 From Vancouver, take Route 99 north a half-hour to Horseshoe Bay and catch the 90-minute ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Follow Route 19 north to the Coombs turn...