When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in northern Spain suddenly became an international tourist destination.
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the Jefferson Hotel’s rotunda while suspended from wires overhead.
Weird does not typically top the list of attributes one seeks in an urban hotel–unless, of course, one is heading to the capital of Texas.
The neighborly relationship between Claridge’s and Buckingham Palace dates to at least 1860, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited the Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, in her suite a
Atop a nameless mountain in western British Columbia, surrounded by a cloud and struggling to keep my balance in knee-deep snow, I inspect my transceiver while our heli-skiing guide demonstrates h
As morning breaks, the blast from an avalanche-control charge serves as reveille. A few minutes pass, and then boom! The second explosion suggests that it has snowed all night.
Keeping the Faith
On a cloudless March morning in Egypt, several hundred men and women mill about the dusty Giza Plateau, oohing and aahing and craning their necks to take in the vastness of the shape that looms ov
In the year and a half since Steve Berkowitz became a member of Quintess, the 47-year-old Microsoft executive has traveled with his family to an estate in Napa Valley, taken his college roommates
Nearly 6,000 New Yorkers formed a line around a block on May 20,
The base of Ajax Mountain is Aspen’s social hub, where yo
Bandon Dunes became one of America’s top golfing destinations by taking an un-Ame
“Let’s say you’re on Wall Street and you have a helicopter,” says Eric Bergstol, pausing for a moment to let this notion sink in.
Even when it takes place aboard restored vintage passenger cars, luxury train travel is not what it used to be—and for that, passengers can be grateful.
Antiquities expert Yousef al-Khattali recently made an archaeological discovery at Villa Silin, about 55 miles from downtown Tripoli.
I had just settled onto a red leather couch in the Royal Canadian Pacific’s Mount Stephen lounge car when I had a change of heart.
The new Sands Macao may be the world’s most profitable casino, but the downtown operation is only an ante in the high-stakes Chinese gaming market for the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
When Canadian developer Michael Ryan acquired the old Holiday Inn on Seven Mile Beach in 1997, along with an adjoining parcel that gave him 144 acres spanning the width of the island, he felt he h
Now that four seasons completed a $50 million renovation of its Manele Bay resort (808.565.2000, www.fourseasons.com) on the Hawaiian isla
At a dinner celebrating his squadron’s recent victories, the American commander raised his glass and offered a toast: “Our country!
As you take in the view from the elevated tee box at the par-5 11th hole of the recently opened Ritz-Carlton Members Club golf course in Bradenton, Fla., it is difficult to imagine that rows of cr
I am not a fisherman, but I do subscribe to the theory that if you find yourself in Yankee Stadium, you certainly will be a baseball fan for at least that afternoon or evening.
Contrary to its serene setting within a sleepy agricultural valley outside San Diego, surrounded by oak, olive, and orange trees, the European-style Cal-a-Vie (Cal is short for California, and Vie
Stroll the cobblestoned streets of Tunis medina, the old city within Tunisia’s capital, and smiling merchants will beckon you to enter their shops—not necessarily to buy, but pour le plaisir d
A visit to Ireland can be memorable more because of the people you meet than for where you go or what you see.
The Mercedes has bottomed out.