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Winter is finally upon us.It's time to take all the stress of this year and leave it at home while you take a much-needed vacation with you and your... Read More

Swiss culture, despite its associations with neutrality, banking, chocolate, and watches, is far more innovative than it’s given credit for. That’s... Read More

Want to know what’s making Zurich such an attractive city to travelers? Fortunately, a $414 round-trip airfare from six major U.S. cities will make it... Read More

The construction for what is now the world's longest tunnel began all the way back in 1996. Two million truckloads of dirt later, Switzerland's NEAT... Read More

Mention this Swiss city and many people immediately think of Art Basel, the king of contemporary art fairs. But with more than 40 design and art museums... Read More

Think you know what to do in Zurich? There’s no wrong way to spend a week in this beautiful Swiss city, but make sure these five activities are on your... Read More

Believe it or not, there are more breweries per capita in the tiny European country of Switzerland than anywhere else in the world. “A lot of people don... Read More

It’s rare that anyone actually enjoys being in airports these days, but if you’re obliged to wait out, say, a seven-hour layover, you’ll likely find it... Read More

 What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question... Read More

For Jennifer Rubell—known for large-scale, food-centric projects such as Padded Cell, a room with walls made from 1,800 cones of cotton candy meant for... Read More

There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby,... Read More

Madonnahas teamed up with fashion friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to designa collection of MDG sunglasses (from $290). All six styles, in a... Read More

SwitzerlandThe Resort: GrindelwaldThis storybook village in the picturesque Bernese Oberland is home to the towering Wetterhorn and Eiger mountains and... Read More

A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony... Read More

Chile and ArgentinaT+L Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) agent Paul Niskanen, of Cruise Masters/Concierge Travel Advisors, has been sendingclients down... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections.New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved... Read More

HotelsThough Zürich has its share of world-class grand hotels, it has recently delved into the modern boutique craze that has overtaken urban centers... Read More

IF THERE IS A PATRON SAINT OF TRAVEL WRITERS, he must have foreseen the riches I would bring home from my trip along the Rhine. He must have decided to... Read More

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from... Read More

What I knew of authentic Swiss cooking was like a ripe Emmentaler: full of big holes. Fondue, chocolate bars--that much was familiar. Now I wanted to... Read More

Hot on the heels of his much talked-about Culture & Conference Center in Lucerne, architect Jean Nouvel has again descended on the sleepy Swiss city... Read More

Switzerland's third-largest city has often been overshadowed by its flashier neighbors, Geneva and Zürich. But Basel—located right where France and... Read More

The Swiss are renowned for their caution and reserve, but as you emerge from the train station in Lucerne the exuberance of the city strikes you with... Read More

I'll start with a confession. For the better part of 20 years I've been carrying on a string of illicit rendezvous in various corners of the... Read More

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