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The world's tastiest rail journey

A succession of Michelin-starred chefs from Portugal and beyond are serving gourmet lunches to travelers on the 30 or so trips scheduled for spring and fall 2017. Their multi-course meals are partnered with prize-wining Douro wines. Kicking off the show should’ve been Esben Holmboe Bang, who holds the distinction of being both the world’s youngest […]

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Global investment company Dubai Holding unveiled this week plans for Marsa Al Arab, a four million square feet pair of man-made islands either side of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the city’s iconic sail-shaped hotel. The project, estimated to cost $1.72 billion, will add 1.4 miles of beach to Dubai’s coastline. With ground breaking scheduled […]

Jordan Trail: A trek through history

The 650-kilometer trail takes about 40 days to complete, starting at the northern tip of Jordan in the city of Umm Qais and ending in Aqaba in the south, where hikers meet the country’s only coastline. Jordan is more than just desert, and the cross-section of the nation that the Jordan Trail cuts through is […]

How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

Behind the permissiveness, the brothel windows and the cannabis coffee shops lurked rampant criminality — a world of of sex trafficking, forced prostitution and money-laundering — and authorities decided enough was enough. In 2008 Mayor Job Cohen launched Project 1012 (named after the postal code of the area), a 10-year plan to improve the district […]

A newcomer's guide to Savannah

Chef Mashama Bailey has lived in Savannah for only a few years, but it has already cast its mysterious spell. Bailey relocated here from New York in 2014 to open a restaurant, The Grey, with her partner and fellow New Yorker, John “Johno” Morisano. Since it opened in 2015, the restaurant has been the talk […]

Cannes: France's city of stars and sunshine

Besides abundant sunshine and turquoise waters, Cannes has plenty of old-style charm and, unlike its pebbled neighbors, is the only town on the Côte d’Azur that can boast white sandy beaches. From lounging on a yacht or touring in a luxury car, to strolling through the Old Town or along the palm-lined Croisette, there’s plenty […]

Bucharest: 9 reasons to see Romania's capital

The Romanian capital continues to redefine itself, merging its storied history with a modern identity. At first glance, the architecture is dizzying, but it’s a fascinating mix. Between the dreary Communist-era apartment blocks are Byzantine buildings, centuries’ old churches and Art Nouveau mansions that stand out as the survivors of earthquakes, war and communism. Look […]

The most remote resorts in the Philippines

Home to more than 7,000 islands, the Southeast Asian archipelago counts abundant marine life, colorful reefs and pristine beaches among its selling points. But you’ll want to get there soon. While the cluster of resorts along Manila Bay are easy enough to find, you’ll have to work a little harder to check out these far-flung […]

11 hot theme parks of the future

Well, 2017 is your year, thanks to the opening of Pandora — The World of Avatar, a new extension to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida that recreates the vivid alien world of the blockbuster sci-fi movie “Avatar.” Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences […]

PEI: Anne of Green Gables and so much more

After all, it’s Canada’s smallest province and only takes about three hours to drive from tip to tip. Don’t be deceived. This is a destination that will leave you begging for more long after you’ve said goodbye to its rocky red shores. Thanks to its relaxed maritime vibe backed by a long list of natural […]

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