Washington, D.C.

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For the Home The cramped basement quarters of Millennium Decorative Arts (1528 U St. NW; 202/483-1218) are stocked with mint-condition, Midcentury furniture by Heywood-Wakefield and Hans Wegner. At Timothy Paul Carpets & Textiles (1404 14th St. N...
Talking Street's cell-phone tours star famous locals (Jerry Stiller, Steven Tyler) as your guides to New York, Boston, and D.C. You set the pace—and dial in at each spot. See www.talkingstreet.com; $5.95 per tour.
Washington, D.C. | 14th Street Always a magnet for the pinstripes-and-pearls set, the District is now attracting a fashion-forward faction rather than just the usual Capitol Hill conservatives. Instead of working for the government, they're o...
Across America, alumni of Spain's inventive restaurant El Bulli are spreading the culinary gospel of Catalonian chef-scientist Ferrán Adría. Most noteworthy is Minibar, newly opened on the second floor of Café Atlántico in Washington, D.C.'s Penn ...
OCCUPATION Comedian, author, presidential historian HOME BASE New York City PET PROJECT Rocca, a veteran of Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and a commentator for CNN, VH-1, and NPR, recently embarked on a book tour for All the Preside...
Everyone knows the Capitol Skyline Hotel," my cabbie says as we speed out of Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National. It's not meant as a compliment. "You don't want to walk around," the driver continues, darkly. "And you'll have to call for a cab if y...
In a town known more for its political views than for its scenic ones, the newly opened Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is a cut above: nearly all of the 400 guest rooms have panoramic vistas of the marina, the Tidal Basin, and the monuments of...
America's low-carb craze shows no sign of fizzling. The latest proof?Cocktails at these three hotel bars are made with calorie-free green tea and fruits that carry a minimal amount of sugar, permitting even the most resolute Atkins addict to drink...
You've never had as much fun in Albany, Springfield, or Tallahassee as you have in New York, Chicago, and Miami, right?Lots of capital cities hardly ever seem to cut loose, squelching a visitor's search for fun with a sense that Mom and Dad are al...
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 jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
Who cares that inauguration attendees are still scrambling for a hotel room in D.C.?Anyone who wants to explore Washington’s fresh new start (or is just crowd-averse) won’t be there for January’s historic event, anyway. Wait for the new president ...
See our slideshow of Must-See Green American Landmarks. From atop the High Line, the old elevated freight track that is about to debut as New York’s most revolutionary public park, you get a clear, wide-angle view of the future. The sculpted con...
Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this has never been more certain. As they do every year, T+L’s Global Vision Awards celebrate the peop...
I enjoyed Guy Trebay’s sensitive and evocative portrayal of South India [The Temples of Tamil Nadu, February]. As an Indian-American, I appreciated his humorous description of the contrasting chaos and beauty of Tamil Nadu, told without being dis...
See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions. Guests at W Hotels have come to expect “Whatever/Whenever.” But this year’s presidential election finds the luxury chain partnering with get-out-the-vote organization Declare Your...