By Brian E. Clark Around 1 million years ago, the Atlantic tectonic plate dove under its Caribbean counterpart about 1,500 miles southeast of Florida, scraping deep ocean sediments to the surface. Which is why, at an elevation of around 1,000 feet in a spot called Hackleton’s Cliff, my 22-year-old daughter

By Everett Potter I’ve just returned from Australia’s Silky Oak Lodge where my idea of an eco-lodge was turned on its head. Maybe it was because I could splash in the warm waters of the tropical Mossman River under the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest. Sit on my treehouse balcony undisturbed while

By Mark Orwoll The bedside monkey lamps at Vienna’s new Hotel Leo Grand will either amuse you or unnerve you enough to make you sleep in the bathtub. That is, assuming you can even find your guest quarters in the first place. Room 1, for instance, is on the top

Words & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren I’m hooked on British detective series, so when “Whitstable Pearl” popped up on my Amazon Prime screen it looked like a fun way to help while away those long pandemic hours. Who knew that a year later I would find myself part of

By Ann Abel The best small hotels are nearly always passion projects and labors of love. Lisbon got its latest proof of this in October, with the arrival of Hotel das Amoreiras, a 19-room oasis beside one of the city’s most beautiful small parks. Pedro Oliveira, who founded the new hotel along with his

By Larry Olmsted It’s a New Year, and the surging passion for travel that exploded after pandemic restrictions eased shows no sign of slowing. Travel seems to be on everyone’s minds and the question is not whether to take a trip, but rather where to go. Travel has always had

Story & photos by Buzzy Gordon The renowned Michelin Guide has finally discovered what visitors to Istanbul since the days it was known as Constantinople have always known: that Turkish cuisine – which, by virtue of the Ottoman Empire, has influenced kitchens across two continents – is among the finest

Text by K. Mitchell Snow Photos by Paul Clemence The moment the imposing if misnamed “Castillo,” or castle, of Tulum, looms on the horizon you can almost hear the equivalent of an ancient real estate developer repeating the Mayan word tuuxil (location) over and over as he guided the city’s

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