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For the past two years, the T+L 100 has charted the latest travel trends. But to kick off 2002, we decided to compile 100 Great Escapes—from an all-American drive through Texas cowboy country, to a classic and cool hotel in London, to Thailand's most luxurious spa. You'll find comfort-food quests, happening bars, chic boutiques, weekend retreats, on-the-edge adventures. And for the first time we've added an armchair-travel category, dedicated to the books, CD's, and accessories that bring the world to you. Whether you're seeking solace, sanctuary, pampering, or thrills, the T+L 100 will guide you to places that offer pleasure. It's a question of finding your comfort zone.—The Editors