The Private Travel Issue

10 extraordinary escapes; exclusive adventures on land, sea, and air. Plus the privileges of destination club membership.  Also the 599 GTB: Ferrari's supercar for the real world.

Elec­trostatic loudspeakers, which use a single, electrically charged panel rather than a cone...
Now that apple iPods have become the principal repositories for many households’ music collections...
Los Angeles furniture maker Martin Pierce finally acceded to demand this spring when he launched...
The steel-and-glass aerie rises from just above the fog line on a hilltop in Malibu, Calif.,...
For more than a decade, Beg­awan Giri ( begawan-giri.com ) has reigned as one of Bali’s best...
In the year and a half since Steve Berkowitz became a member of Quintess, the 47-year-old Micro­...
On March 29, representatives from several destination clubs gathered in Las Vegas to begin...
On a cloudless March morning in Egypt, several hundred men and women mill about the dusty Giza...
Keeping the Faith The first-draft itinerary for TCS Expe­ditions’ Great Faiths 2007 trip, which...
As morning breaks, the blast from an avalanche-control charge serves as reveille. A few minutes...
Zino Davidoff no doubt would have enjoyed smoking the meaty and spicy cigars that his namesake...
Aged teas, or pu-erhs, resemble fine wines in that both are fermented, aged in cellars, and highly...
Tthe buddha is reincarnated daily in the Long Island City, N.Y., ice-sculpting workshop of Okamoto...
Last Fourth of July weekend, 64-year-old Larry Saliterman took a spill on his mountain bike, got up...
Andrew Hoyem believes that when books are concerned, style can enhance substance—that riveting...
After heading the kitchens of several Boston restaurants, most recently the Federalist at the XV...
The domaines of Burgundy bear little resemblance, on the whole, to the châteaux of Bordeaux, which...
Many of the latest cigar blends intimidate the occasional smoker with their heavy body and tongue-...
As she watches my first tee shot soar long and right, the caddie musters in broken English a word...
In jewelry, color is usually expressed in gems or enamel, which can be too heavy and fragile,” says...
The racetrack in northern Italy where Ferrari has tested each of its new Formula One cars for the...
John Hardy and other designers would like you to give them a hand, or more precisely, a wrist, so...
Patrick Noel Sance tried not to make a sound as he hid in a crevice high in the Andes, near the...
Even the complication-obsessed Swiss occasionally invent something so simple it is hard to believe...
During the late 1980s, explorers identified a rare breed of high-altitude mountain goat, known as...
On California’s Monterey coast, in a cavernous building constructed out of reclaimed barn wood,...
Some of the biggest thrills in Las Vegas now can be found miles from the Strip, at the Las Vegas...
Long viewed as the less flashy alternative to Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Audi nevertheless delivers...
The accommodations, ame­nities, and destinations that Bruce Leonard and Jill Bobrow spotlight in...
It is as much a spectacle as Mirabella V , the world’s largest sloop, and it possesses a pedigree...
When the owner of the first Boat House at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club enters his 7,900-square-foot...
You settle into a mini-suite, secluded by privacy barriers and flanked by mahogany-trimmed consoles...
Adam Katz, the genial, effusive founder of the New York–based aircraft charter operation Talon Air...
As world travelers know, flying first-class on U.S. airlines, while far from intolerable, can seem...
Atop a nameless mountain in western British Columbia, surrounded by a cloud and struggling to keep...
A vessel the caliber of Charlatan is an anomaly in the South Pacific, which, unlike the Caribbean,...
We had a large group of friends who wanted to be together on a Caribbean cruise, but we also wanted...
Those who charter Christina O join a roster of passengers who have included John F. Kennedy, the...
As the world’s largest sloop, the 247-foot-long Mirabella V tends to draw attention to herself. In...
MOTO GP is formula one for motorcycles, a race series where the bikes regularly exceed 200 mph...
Contrary to the recent, rampant speculation circulating in Internet chat rooms, Leonardo da Vinci...