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Apr 15, 2016
Tokyo's Secret Bars - The Wall Street Journal
    A Traveler’s Guide to Tokyo’s Secret Bars Here are the best of the city’s hidden cocktail dens—and all the clues you’ll need to find them    1 of 14fullscreen In front of Kanmidou restaurant and bar in the Nishi-Azabu area.  More ...
Feb 27, 2016
Cesar's Place: A Cultural Oasis in the Canary Islands - The Wall Street Journal
LANDING IN Lanzarote, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, you’ll encounter hordes of tourists disembarking from the scrum of flights from Northern Europe.  I’ve always thought of this volcanic finger of an island wagging 80 miles off the coast of Africa as a cheap beach ’n’ brews destination for Germans, Scandinavians and Brits.  More ...
Jan 21, 2016
An Insider's Guide to Hong Kong - The Wall Street Journal
NEXT YEAR WILL MARK two decades since the British handed Hong Kong back to China. At the time, many predicted that the financial capital’s influence—and energy—would wane under its new masters.  More ...
Sep 03, 2015
Leonardo Ferragamo Builds the Ultimate Sailing Yacht - The Wall Street Journal
            An Exclusive Look at Nautor’s Swan Most Ambitious Yacht Yet  The cult Finnish yacht maker Nautor’s Swan seduces sailors with sleek and speedy designs.  More ...
May 21, 2015
An Insider's Guide to Venice - The Wall Street Journal
LET’S FACE IT. On first view, iconic places can disappoint. After all of the hype, for example, the Champs-Élysées might not quite measure up to what we’d imagined. Venice is an exception: No photo, no painting, not even the reams of poems written by its centuries of admirers can prepare you for the jolt you get when stepping into this surreal land of water and stone.  More ...
Sep 12, 2014
Top Musical Festicals for Fall - The Wall Street Journal
MUSIC-FESTIVAL SEASON isn't over just because summer's done: Some of the most fun, experimental and inspiring gatherings are yet to come. Known as the Woodstock of country-and-western, the Austin City Limits Festival whoops it up for a 13th season in October.  More ...
Aug 22, 2014
Eurailing Around Europe-As an Adult - The Wall Street Journal
For many teenagers it was (and still is) a rite of passage. While Eurailing, I smoked my first cigarette. I learned to play ABBA's "Voulez-Vous" on guitar (still my entire repertoire), to swear in Spanish, Italian and Greek, and to silence snoring neighbors by loudly clicking my tongue as though riding a horse (try it).  More ...
Jun 20, 2014
Stalinist Architecture Makes a Comeback - The Wall Street Journal
  Long shunned as totalitarian kitsch, Stalinist architecture is making a comeback this fall near Red Square with the reappearance of the Hotel Moskva—its facade famously adorns Stolichnaya vodka labels—as a Four Seasons(fourseasons.  More ...
Jun 20, 2014
The Peninsula Hotel Takes Paris - The Wall Street Journal
GILT TRIP | Mirror frames, mid-restoration, in the hotel's main restaurant, due to open this summer.Photography by Harf Zimmermann for WSJ. Magazine PARIS HAS NO SHORTAGE of iconic hotels, but two of its biggest legends, the Crillon and the Ritz, have lately been boarded up for extensive renovations.  More ...
Jun 18, 2014
A Historic Road Trip From London to Edinburgh - The Wall Street Journal
A four-day journey includes visits to Hadrian's Wall, Oxford University, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and more STONE, AGED | A section of the 73-mile-long Hadrian's Wall, which stretches across Northern England.  More ...
Jun 18, 2014
Colorado Wildflower Road Trip - The Wall Street Journal
A perfect itinerary from Denver to Aspen, to see the Rocky Mountains and summer wildflowers   PEAKS AND PETALS | Wildflowers in bloom along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  More ...
Dec 05, 2013
An Immovable Feast: Hemingway's Cuban Retreat - The Wall Street Journal
Two boys in faded red shorts are darting around an older man fishing with a homemade bamboo pole, all balanced atop the sea-drenched concrete wall of Havana's Malecón—a coastal drive connecting a strip of weathered Beaux Arts buildings to the narrow streets of Old Havana, where paint peels off gorgeously tattered neo-baroque façades and canopies of laundry shade women selling fruit, old shoes or themselves.  More ...
Apr 28, 2013
Traveling Light: A Solar Powered Plane to Go Around the World - The Wall Street Journal
For Bertrand Piccard, the idea to build a solar-powered plane capable of circumnavigating the globe was hatched while running on empty. In March 1999, Piccard was on the final leg of an around-the-world journey by hot air balloon—the first-ever nonstop flight of its kind—when his Breitling Orbiter 3 swept low over the Egyptian desert and skidded to a halt on the corrugated plains.  More ...
Nov 17, 2012
Olig-Art for the Masses - The Wall Street Journal
IN A MOVE RIGHT OUT of the great American robber barons' playbook, a handful of business moguls in the former Soviet Union are building outstanding private museums that are open to one and all.  More ...
Feb 25, 2012
Myanmar, All Mine - The Wall Street Journal
Herman van Heusden SHRINE ON | A view over Bagan Manuha Temple had a simple whitewashed exterior, a small door and a surprise: Ducking through the entry, we found ourselves staring into the lap of a three-story-high Buddha that filled the space like a ship in a bottle, smiling benevolently at something far beyond his cramped cell.  More ...