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intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane, and regain your literary bearings on arrival by visiting a great bookstore. But where to go?Here,...
Make like Kerouac with Thomas Cook's On the Road series (Passport Books, $15.95 each). The subjects are popular destinations in the United States and Europe, and every volume offers at least 30 itineraries. Information on sightseeing, restauran...
Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of camping gear and set forth on their own. It has since entered the mainstream; there are now hund...
See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food. “If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer proclaimed in a recent phone interview about stadium food, “they better be damn...
Read New York’s Algonquin Hotel has taken its literary legacy into the digital age by lending guests Amazon’s Kindle e-books, available free at the front desk. Listen You can borrow pre-downloaded iPods at resorts such as the Mandarin Oriental...
Bermuda Booster Padgett Powell's article on my favorite island-- 34 trips so far-- is a well-written piece of hyperbole [World's Best Awards, September]. In fact, there are guns on Bermuda (not legally, of course); there is crime (some of it p...
A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major bashes. Berlin A pyrotechnic display will explode over the Brandenburg Gate. The surrounding...
Saturday night in Seattle, and the gleaming foyer of Benaroya Hall is filled with black gowns, black heels, even black-tie. Among the elegant crowd, you notice a tiny diamond nose-stud glinting in the light. Its owner wears a wine-red satin sheath...
See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. Does your generic local multiplex get you down?Are you pining for a little movie action under the stars, snack bar included?A legit drive-in theater is hard to come by these days, but if you’re a...
Pike Place Market- Seattle's famed farmer's market, going strong since 1907- is one of the city's biggest attractions. It's also just plain big. We asked restaurateur Tom Douglas, of Seattle favorites Palace Kitchen, Etta's Seafood, and Dahlia Lou...
Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room to travelers. Of the 25,000-odd establishments around the country today, many deserve an A for...
Seattle, WA One Pot dinners (OnePot.org; $35–$60 for three courses, BYOB) sometimes include boldface names, such as Gore Vidal and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Oakland, CA You might be entertained by a stand-up comic or serenaded by a Spani...
Seattle | New Orleans | Minneapolis | Philadelphia Seattle By Kimberly Brown Seely Long an industrial-strength zone of low-slung warehouses, truck yards, and miles of chain-link fence, SoDo (which stands for South of Downtown or South of the...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...