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THE BACKSTORY: The Hotel Le St-James give new meaning to the term "luxury". Located in a former bank, a monumental building that dates to 1870, the hotel seems to have an Old World pedigree, even though it’s really just a few years old. You can credit marble floors, ancestor portraits

  I was walking on the island of Anguilla, about half a mile from Johnno’s bar in the hamlet of Sandy Ground, when I was stopped in my tracks by what looked like a whale-sized pile of skulls. I was looking for Ivor Carty, a conch diver, and those “skulls”

I’ve always wanted to own an island, but I’m surely not alone in that desire. Islands exert a powerful pull, and the idea of having your own little fiefdom in the Caribbean, the South Pacific or in colder climes, (Magic Island, Bora Bora) say Maine or the Hebrides, is fodder

How do you make the journey by air a little more bearable? By paying attention to the details. Here are five tips to make your next flight more comfortable. USE YOUR PHONE TO CHANGE YOUR TICKET What do you do if you’re in the airport and your flight is canceled

WHY IT’S A CONTENDER: Seattle’s Grand Dame delivers, with clubby, old-fashioned rooms, and a central downtown location that’s within walking distance to most everything. The public rooms are vast yet welcoming, with plenty of grandeur. It’s a faux Italian Renaissance palace, with gilt, crystal chandeliers, marble and moldings. So it’s

WHY IT’S A CONTENDER: Set on a coral headland overlooking Mead’s Bay Beach, Malliouhana is a 25-acre garden property that boasts one and a half miles of white sand beaches. On a recent visit, I could have spent all day with my toes in the sugar-fine sand, occasionally immersing myself

For most Americans, a trip to Vietnam means encounters with both the familiar and the startling. The places that conjure memories of the Vietnam War are all here: Da Nang, the Mekong Delta, China Beach. The hammer and sickle still flies over government buildings, and Ho Chi Minh’s modest stilt

  It has been said that the English are mad about gardens. I found that out the hard way, when a humorless guard at the Chelsea Flower Show held my press pass to a blue London sky for scrutiny. “An obvious forgery,” he pronounced it, waving past the toffs in

WHY IT’S A CONTENDER: A case can be made that Grand America, a hyper-elegant hotel that’s like a Ritz-Carlton on steroids, is one of the best ski hotels in the US. The kicker is that the hotel is located in the middle of Salt Lake City, a good 40 minute

  Why It’s A Contender: Thailand is thick with spectacular, high-profile seaside hideaways with equally spectacular prices. Rayavadee, a Thai-owned resort near Phuket, offers luxury, excellent service and food, and one of the most breathtakingly romantic settings on earth. All of this comes at two thirds or even half of