Archive | January, 2010

The Waldorf-Astoria: 24 Hours, 20 Minutes and a Different World

Posted on 31 January 2010

The Waldorf-Astoria. By Shari Hartford Hotels in New York City offer something for everyone. There are small boutique properties with ultra-sleek furnishings and a decidedly hip clientele. There are small… Continue reading »

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Wanderlust Video of the Week: Lila Downs

Posted on 29 January 2010

The great singer Lila Downs extols the virtues of mole in this wonderful performance of La Cumbia del Mole. If you view this and don't want to immediately book a… Continue reading »

craigslist for Vacation Rentals

Posted on 28 January 2010

This view for $99 a night via craigslist? Photo by Karen Glenn. Interested in renting a one-bedroom cottage with a pool in West Palm Beach for $85 per night? Or… Continue reading »

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Smart Deals: Club Med’s “Half off Your Better Half.”

Posted on 28 January 2010

WHAT'S THE DEAL? Get 50% off a second guest on select travel dates between January 8, 2010 and October 29, 2010, when accompanying one full paying adult. The participating resorts… Continue reading »

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Is the MS Europa the Best Ship in World?

Posted on 28 January 2010

A balcony on the MS Europa. By Dalma Heyn When I tell you that the MS Europa is the only cruise ship on the high seas awarded not just five… Continue reading »

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Lucerne: Simply N.O.P.E.

Posted on 27 January 2010

The Chapel Bridge, Lucerne. By Richard West "I felt a desire to embrace, powerfully to embrace someone, to tickle him, or to pinch him." ("Luzern," Leo Tolstoy) The great Russian… Continue reading »

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Smart Traveler: When it Pays to Fly Business Class

Posted on 20 January 2010

Prestige Plus seat on Korean Air. On a recent trip from New York to Seoul, I had the opportunity to fly business class on a Korean Air Boeing 747-400. As… Continue reading »

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Alexander Lobrano’s Letter from Paris

Posted on 20 January 2010

L'Avant Comptoir. Photo by Alexander Lobrano. We are thrilled to welcome Alexander Lobrano, Gourmet magazine's European correspondent from 1999 until its recent closing, as a regular contributor. Lobrano has written… Continue reading »

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The Interview: Andy Levine, DuVine Adventures

Posted on 19 January 2010

Andy Levine says that he created DuVine Adventures at his kitchen table with a website and a glass of wine in 1996. Fifteen years later, Levine has built the Boston-based… Continue reading »

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Smart Traveler: Software for Ski Trips

Posted on 15 January 2010

The Ski Flex grid, courtesy of Booking a ski vacation can be almost bewilderingly complex. Is this resort good for the kids or will they be bored after two… Continue reading »

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