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  1. In the right hands, the Wheelharp can sound like a string orchestra...
  2. 1977 Maserati Merak SS Named after a star in the Ursa Major constellation, the Merak was a less powerful, less expensive, and better handling sibling of Maserati’s V-8 Bora. The Merak’s smaller V-6...
  3. 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...
  4. Calm waters lapping at the sides of the vessel indicate nothing more than another tranquil night in Burma.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Stefan Ahrens grew up riding dirt bikes on a 250-acre sheep ranch near his home in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. In 1999, the fifth-generation native of the vineyard-strewn valley attempted to...
  10. “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.”...

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