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In the midst of last winter’s revolts across the Middle East and North Africa, I kept getting e-mails and text messages from friends and colleagues in... Read More

BeijingQiThe Lowdown In Chinese, Qi means "Seven"— the number of China’s provinces whose cuisines are on the menu of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial... Read More

Planning a trip to Vietnam invariably summons visions of the purchases that await: flawless custom clothing, one-of-a-kind colonial curios, high-gloss... Read More

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The Assignment: Shot Hanoi, Saigon, and Hue in 12 days (“Ultimate Food Guide to Vietnam”)Trip Time: It took 30 hours—including a transpacific leg and... Read More

The Assignment: Shot Hanoi, Saigon, and Hue in 12 days (“Ultimate Food Guide to Vietnam”)Trip Time: It took 30 hours—including a transpacific leg and... Read More

The Assignment: Shot Hanoi, Saigon, and Hue in 12 days (“Ultimate Food Guide to Vietnam”)Trip Time: It took 30 hours—including a transpacific leg and... Read More

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"What were they thinking?"That’s what Paco Underhill, author of the books Why We Buy and Call of the Mall, says he wondered when friends presented him... Read More

Peninsula New YorkFavorite Dish Cart hot dogWhy We Love It Nathan Handwerker made his namesake franks famous on New York City streets more than 90 years... Read More

The urban ease and European elegance that made Saigon, well, Saigon, is helping shape present-day Ho Chi Minh City. Drawing on the talents of... Read More

(26) Hoi An Vietnam's funky port Hoi An, a well-preserved port town, is a Vietnamese Provincetown of sorts. Its tranquil waterfront and art galleries... Read More

the honeyed life in morocco Set in the Palmeraie, a magnificent palm grove just outside town, is Marrakesh's newest oasis: Les Deux Tours. The Moorish... Read More

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, ASIA IS IN A BIT OF A SLUMP. One man's burden, however, is another man's bargain, and Asia's financial free fall has led to some... Read More

Pleasure usually takes a back seat in business travel. But Julie McCormack, a San Francisco entrepreneur, would prefer that it at least ride shotgun.Her... Read More

VIETNAM AIR FLIES THREE TIMES A WEEK FROM HANOI TO DIEN BIEN PHU. The trip takes a little over an hour, and these days the planes are large, relatively... Read More

The French, and Graham Greene, called it the Rue Catinat. Americans knew the boulevard as Tu Do, or Freedom; during the war it became a bawdy R-and-R... Read More

With one stroke of a driver on August 7, 1993, Vice Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh rang in a new era of Vietnamese history: the age of golf. The event-... Read More

Weaving through a crowded Saigon market, a roll of freshly changed dong in my pocket, I almost crushed a tiny old woman who had suddenly stopped to pick... Read More

Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas?Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe,... Read More

It was only 8 a.m., but the narrow streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter were churning with motorbikes and bicycles, the sidewalks crowded with people eating... Read More

During the sixties, it symbolized Vietnam's unstoppable willpower in the face of American military might. In the decades since, it has slowly been... Read More

Nha Tho Street ("Church Street" in Vietnamese) is home to Hanoi's famed St. Joseph's Cathedral, but the neighborhood's boutiques are devoted to style.... Read More

Asia is filling up with tourists again, and a crop of newly hip hotel bars is welcoming them—and cocktail culture—with fanfare. Here, where to celebrate... Read More

Sustainable travel. Ecotourism. Fund-raising expeditions. Educational tours. Voluntourism.The lexicon of travel is expanding as quickly as the world is... Read More

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