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For Keepsake: The Things I’ve Brought Home
Quite some time ago, having just turned 21, I traveled with my dad to Tanzania, where he’d once lived. It was the first trip of my life that could ...
May 2, 2016
A Slice of Old Paris at the Hotel Langlois
There’s something weird going on with Paris hotels, I gradually concluded as I conducted the research for a place to stay for four September ...
April 26, 2016
5 Beaches of Guadeloupe (One for Every Mood)
With its easy blend of French and Caribbean culture, Guadeloupe offers a charming, homegrown feel—think restaurants no fussier than somebody’s ...
April 22, 2016
Following Hemingway to the Met’s Cézanne Gallery
Perhaps no other American author has had his writing style more widely examined, more often imitated, and more intensively deconstructed than Ernest ...
April 19, 2016
The World’s Best Works of Contemporary Public Art
Public art can be tricky business. In the wrong hands, it becomes just another part of the corporate milieu, or succumbs to heavy-handed propaganda. ...
April 13, 2016
Guided By Memory Through Two Thai Chinatowns
I started off with the right directions: Ride the Chayo Praya River boat to the dock for Chinatown; walk three blocks to Charoenkrung Road; turn ...
April 11, 2016
10 Great Works of Literature about Florida
The best books about Florida tend toward what are arguably that state's sleaziest features--its seedy backwaters (literal and other), its wayward ...
April 5, 2016
Chez Emy: The Best Little Restaurant in Guadeloupe
The moment I fell in love with Guadeloupe began and ended with a bottle of rum.There was a lot to love about this French Caribbean archipelago in ...
April 4, 2016
‘Tyler’s Last’ by David Winner: A Round-the-World Paean to Patricia Highsmith
On September 5th, 2001, Tyler, the eponymous character of David Winner’s metafictional novel Tyler’s Last, scrambles up a steep, garbage-strewn ...
March 31, 2016
A Guide To the Old Florida Charms of Matlacha
One of the undermentioned milestones for adults in middle-class America today comes as their parents make their inevitable migration to Florida. For ...
March 29, 2016
7 Ways To Lower Your Travel Carbon Footprint
There's something pretty near to a consensus out there that travel in general is great, everyone should do it, etc. But this ignores the seedy ...
March 25, 2016
Not a Religious Experience (But Also, Sort of, Having One)
My plane from New York landed in Tel Aviv on a Friday afternoon, and after settling into our hotel, my boyfriend and I walked pretty immediately ...
March 23, 2016
5 Countries that Do Breakfast Right
They say it's the most important meal of the day. It also happens to be my favorite meal of the day, and one I'd gladly trade lunch or dinner for. ...
March 17, 2016
Grocery Shopping with the Dragon Ladies
Walking along Hisago Dori, a covered street in Tokyo’s Asakusa neighborhood festooned with paper lanterns and ribbed with red pillars, a friend and ...
March 14, 2016
Frozen: A Night at the Ice Hotel
There was a wave of disappointment to be dealt with, first things first, when I arrived at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. One hundred and ...
March 10, 2016
The Donna Camilla Savelli: 17th Century, Breathing and Echoing
One of the qualities by which a hotel should be measured, but often isn’t, involves the extent to which it immerses the visitor in its particular ...
March 3, 2016
San Augustinillo: The Town Next To the Town (Next To the Town)
I’d seen the word “Oaxaca” in writing many times before I ever bothered to consider its pronunciation, much less what it represented. I chose ...
February 23, 2016
Mornings at Primo Passo Coffee Co.: LA Theater
It was my first morning in Los Angeles and I was sleeping on my college best friend’s pullout sofa in Santa Monica. Or, not sleeping, to take it ...
February 18, 2016
Art Deco Dissonance in Tuscany
We’d been floating around Tuscany for a few days and, honestly, chose the town of Montepulciano as our next stop based merely on the obvious fact ...
February 16, 2016
Temples of Finance: 6 Historical Sites that Made the World Go ‘Round
Contracts, borrowing, debt, business practices. These may not typically be words we care to ponder while traveling, but over the course of history ...
February 12, 2016