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The largest city in the Pacific Northwest grew up in a spectacular waterfront setting wedged between the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Even when the sun’s not shining (when it’s drizzly, as locals say, not rainy), Seattle attracts outdoorsy adven...
As the plane begins its descent into Seattle’s airport I write on the inside cover of my notebook: ‘New take on Seattle necessary for article. Avoid all weather clichés and weather by-products. No rain, no melancholy, no coffee, no flannel, no gru...
In Seattle, an always green, mostly misty city, our favorite places to stay combine style and beautiful views. They run the gamut from the understated cool of the affordable Ace brand to the extravagance of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, a grande dam...
Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed “continual fear and danger” in such an existence. Hobbes felt certain it would be “poor, nasty, brutish...
Style, in a way, functions as a kind of sociocultural GPS, a psychic location finder. You can tell you’re in Paris, of course, because that’s the spire of the Eiffel Tower piercing the sky and there, in the distance, is Notre Dame, with its bell t...
It makes sense that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter; after all, what’s more romantic than escaping the cold and cozying up with a loved one?And when you’re with someone special, a ski chalet with a roaring fireplace is every bit as w...
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Want to go out on a limb for your next vacation—literally?Once the sole province of young boys and Ewoks, treehouses now offer adventurous travelers (read: unafraid of heights) a unique travel experience in an age of roadside motel chains and glob...
Beyond the city limits lies that elusive realm where the utility vehicle of choice is a horse, your dinner jacket is lined with fleece, and you catch your breakfast in a cold-water creek. It may be tough to get there--some of the places can be rea...
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Location: 65 miles north of SeattleDrive Time: 1-2 hours, depending on traffic The Appeal Signs announcing FRESH BERRIES and OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS welcome motorists to Skagit (rhymes with gadget) Valley, a flat, fertile region 65 miles north...
Coming to an airport near you: Travel + Leisure’s new retail stores. First up is Vancouver International Airport (yvr.ca), where you’ll find a well-curated range of luggage lines like Tumi, T-Tech, and Samsonite, as well as a selection of products...
Start with an early gem: Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon (Blue Note 5032), from the Modern Jazz Series. Brown is cropped close against the record album's left-hand border, natty in a loose-fitting houndstooth jacket. The gleaming brass tru...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
celebrating the 20th century LONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern art, this millennial show looks at the cultural currents that swirled around the year 1900, ho...