Robert de Niro oversaw nearly every detail of the new hotel he co-owns near the Hudson River in Manhattan, from the tiles (made by a singl
Regent Hotels & Resorts plans to open a total of 10 new properties by 2011.
Intricately carved jali screens once lined the terraces of Mogul palaces, enabling India’s queens and princesses to observe life
Prints and patterns of butterflies and dragonflies decorate the Periwinkle Cottage at Hidden Pond, a 60-acre nature resort that opened in
After opening in December 2007, the Coburg Bar at London’s Connaught hotel quickly became one of the most popular watering holes in Mayfai
Patrizio Cipollini, general manager of the new Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Italy, has been hearing the same question since he first visi
In many African countries, Land Rovers filled with tourists are more common sights than lions and giraffes.
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Freelance journalist James Sturz has written for more than 60 magazines and newspapers, and he has authored a novel set i
Whenever I build a new home, I try to respect the indigenous architecture of the place and its natural surroundings," says Italian fashion
Though unsure of my exact altitude, I am certain—based on my surroundings and shortness of breath—that I am nowhere near sea level.
An angry dwarf, spurned by three flirty sisters, steals their treasure and gives up love forever in order to create an all-powerful piece
In a mining project in Napa County’s Pope Valley struck pay dirt of another kind: a natural hot spring.
Long before a certain slice of Central American beach was discovered by Columbus and dubbed Costa Rica, that same verdant expanse served as
Before it closed in 1987, Marineland of the Pacific was arguably the world’s most scenic theme park.
The idea for a rotating skyscraper came to architect David Fisher one evening while he enjoyed the sunset from a high-rise building in New
My authentic moor mud massage did not begin as I envisioned it would.
During the great depression, when downhill skiing was in its infancy in North America and the sport’s enthusiasts were mostly considered d
Golf may not be the most obvious reason to visit Tuscany, but these resorts and courses make it worth the effort to pack your clubs when t
My golf ball sits deep in the gully, and as I consider my next shot, I hear only water trickling in the creek at my feet and the faint cri
Having arrived after-hours at Marataba, a Hunter Hotels game reserve that borders South Africa’s Marakele National Park, I waited outside
One would expect Sean Cahalane to look back fondly on the course where he spent much of his childhood.
A 2005 fire destroyed the circa-1882 Lake Placid Lodge (www.lake
David McLay Kidd waves his hand toward the beach just beyond the dunes that border the 16th hole at Scotland’s Machrihanish Dunes.
Shortly after takeoff, on a demonstration flight for travel agents and a handful of writers, the passenger cabin filled with a customary s
The turquoise flashes of a blue morpho’s wings appear like a beacon as the butterfly darts and weaves in front of our skiff on the narrow,