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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

These are shaky times for airlines, and that means that frequent flier programs are in for a few bumps. Much of the conventional wisdom about the best way to maximize and use your miles (like letting them accumulate) no longer applies. And then there’s the specter of airlines going out

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

I was having dinner with a New York couple last winter at the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel St. Christoph in Austria, one of the Alps’ most desirable ski hotels. The husband, a Wall Streeter with a townhouse in Midtown, confessed to me that he hadn’t paid anywhere close to full price.

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