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  1. A towering guard in a green-and-gold turban lifted an umbrella to shield me from the sun as we stepped from the launch onto the dock. We walked up a red carpet to the Leela Palace in the city of...
  2. The motto at Castell Son Claret, a new country resort on the Spanish island of Majorca, is“the luxury of silence.” Opened in late April at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, the centuries...
  3. Some of the South Luangwa Valley’s best wildlife sightings—elephants showering in the river, baboons swinging from trees, giraffes gently bending for a sip of water—can be had without ever leaving...
  4. The art-deco movement was flourishing in Paris when the Prince de Galles first opened in 1928. Built for its most prominent guest—Edward VIII, Prince of Wales—the hotel on Avenue George V was a paean...
  5. Twenty years ago, the Pudong side of Shanghai was a bucolic patchwork of rice paddies. Today the district—located directly across the Huangpu River from the Bund—is a mass of futuristic skyscrapers...
  6. “This run is called Sex Wax,” Rob Orvig says with a casualness that seems at odds with the crevasse-lined expanse stretching out below him. “It’s on a pretty real glacier, so stick by my tracks.”...
  7. The neurocom is beeping and blinking as I jump, squat, reach, lean, and hop from one foot to the other. Feeling like John Glenn in a scene from The Right Stuff , I huff my way through exercises that...
  8. For the majority of audiophiles, the MP3 format falls far short on fidelity. These severely compressed music files are designed for maximum storage on mobile devices, such as Apple’s iPod, almost all...
  9. With its rugged wadis, ancient-fort-studded mountains, and 1,300 miles of coastline, the Sultanate of Oman has long attracted adventurous travelers, especially those from Europe. Like the United Arab...
  10. Maserati enthusiasts and other aficionados of exotic Italian cars from the 1960s should be familiar with the original Ghibli, a V-8 powered two-door designed by Giorgetto Giu­giaro, who would later...

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