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Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Or is it when you fall in love with a book or a film and resolve that one day, somehow, you’ll buy a ticket to the land where the story began? Their choices range from globally renowned classics — like Austria’s choice of Carol Reed’s Vienna-set film “The Third Man” — to quirky new releases, […]

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

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Meet Roni Saslove, Israel's pioneering female winemaker

Meet Roni Saslove, Israel's pioneering female winemaker

Escape from Cannes: French island retreats

Escape from Cannes: French island retreats

Îles de Lérins: A serene getaway from Cannes. The Îles de Léhrins consist of two main islands, serviced by several ferry lines and two mini offshoots reached only by private or hired boat. The largest, Île Sainte-Marguerite, harbors hidden coves, tidal pools and beaches and is crisscrossed by a network of well-marked walking trails. Just […]

The world's most unusual wineries

The world's most unusual wineries

The newly opened Edivo Viva winery is located underwater, off the coast of Drače on the Pelješac Peninsula. Its wines — stored in tightly-corked amphorae — are aged for one to two years in a sunken boat that acts as an underwater cellar. According to the owners, the ocean’s naturally cool temperature and complete silence […]

The world's tastiest rail journey

The world's tastiest rail journey

A succession of Michelin-starred chefs from Portugal and beyond are serving gourmet lunches to travelers on the 30 or so trips scheduled for spring and fall 2017. Their multi-course meals are partnered with prize-wining Douro wines. Kicking off the show should’ve been Esben Holmboe Bang, who holds the distinction of being both the world’s youngest […]

Ipoh: A guide to Malaysia's rising tourism star

Ipoh: A guide to Malaysia's rising tourism star

These days, it’s going through a tentative revival, thanks to the recent crop of hotels, cafes, museums and street art in the historic center. But the capital of Malaysia’s Perak state has always possessed the qualities that make places like Penang so compelling to travelers: a rich architectural, cultural and culinary heritage — but without […]

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Global investment company Dubai Holding unveiled this week plans for Marsa Al Arab, a four million square feet pair of man-made islands either side of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the city’s iconic sail-shaped hotel. The project, estimated to cost $1.72 billion, will add 1.4 miles of beach to Dubai’s coastline. With ground breaking scheduled […]

A newcomer's guide to Savannah

A newcomer's guide to Savannah

Chef Mashama Bailey has lived in Savannah for only a few years, but it has already cast its mysterious spell. Bailey relocated here from New York in 2014 to open a restaurant, The Grey, with her partner and fellow New Yorker, John “Johno” Morisano. Since it opened in 2015, the restaurant has been the talk […]

How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

Behind the permissiveness, the brothel windows and the cannabis coffee shops lurked rampant criminality — a world of of sex trafficking, forced prostitution and money-laundering — and authorities decided enough was enough. In 2008 Mayor Job Cohen launched Project 1012 (named after the postal code of the area), a 10-year plan to improve the district […]