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Guide to the Maldives’ Best Hotels

Viceroy: International architects Yabu Pushelberg have reinterpreted tropical chic at the 61-villa Viceroy. Expect Modernist interiors with lagoon views and private plunge pools, as well as a tree-house lounge. Vagaru Island. $$$$$

Insider’s Guide to Rome

Rome’s character can change in the crossing of a street. The languor of a passeggiata through the piazzas of the historic center becomes a 21st-century urban adventure—a foodie pilgrimage to Testaccio or the buzz of a night hopping the myriad bars of Trastevere.

May 2012

New York City Walking Tour: Williamsburg

Ever since young creative types started moving to Williamsburg in the ‘90’s for affordable rent, the forces of gentrification have swept through this neighborhood, located just 10 minutes from Manhattan’s Union Square. It’s much larger than most people assume, expanding from the East River waterfront to the Hasidic stronghold above Flushing Avenue, and from the grittier side of Bushwick Avenue up to McCarren Park.

New York City Walking Tour: SoHo

Once called Hell’s Hundred Acres, the seedy expanse between Houston and Canal Streets, the SoHo of today is a far different place. Starting in the 1960’s, that wasteland began its legendary metamorphosis as emerging artists moved in, bought up spacious studio lofts, and turned the neighborhood into the city’s primary gallery district. Nowadays, SoHo is a retail epicenter—rivaled only by Madison Avenue—and the neighborhood is packed with designer flagships, high-end (and high, high-end) boutiques, in addition to hot restaurants and luxury hotels.

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