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  1. Hell’s Gate National Park, despite its name, is one of Kenya’s more welcoming destinations. Indeed, you can roam areas of the wildlife reserve’s 26 square miles with little fear of being eaten; few...
  2. The anxiety becomes palpable in the city of Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma), each March and November, when Asian stone dealers convene for the government-run auctions of rough jadeite. The sales...
  3. Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle’s favorite rock sits halfway up a narrow hiking trail at the Clos Apalta estate in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. A quick scramble up the almost perfectly round, Volkswagen...
  4. The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. had a total of 82 of them struck from silver ingots recovered from a Spanish ship that sank in...
  5. "Man overboard!” Electrified, the crew members leap into action. On this blustery March day in the Pacific Ocean off San Francisco, the water temperature stands at about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If a...
  6. Ask Cavas Wine Lodge owner Cecilia Díaz Chuit to suggest a tranquil place for lunch, and she might send you off—with a picnic of serrano ham and arugula sandwiches on just-baked whole-grain bread—to...
  7. Since its first vintage in 1951, Penfolds Grange has been the prototype Australian Shiraz, a robust, cellar-worthy red that has spawned imitators in the Barossa Valley and beyond. As a guest at...
  8. Wherever one looks in Italy, one sees the overlapping of eras, centuries, and epochs, like so many layers of glaze coating every surface with an indelible patina. Ancient terra-cotta pieces and Roman...
  9. Diners in the second-floor restaurant at Marqués de Riscal’s new hotel in Elciego, Spain, can descend in one of three elevators—built into the main pillars that support the Frank Gehry–designed...
  10. Arriving at the new Hotel Marqués de Riscal, perched atop the Riojan winery’s cavernous aging cellars at the edge of the medieval village of Elciego, Spain, recalls the scene from Steven Spielberg’s...

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