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How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:03
The home-sharing revolution is rewriting the rules of vacation accommodations. Here, 12 rental sites that cater to sophisticated travelers. Which one is right for you?

Get Treated Like a VIP at Airports---For As Little as $30

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:00
The insider’s guide to dodging airport chaos—from security mobs to stressful connections—at airports all over the world (including Newark and LAX)

Hide Away This Summer in Slovenia: The Easiest Vacation

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:14
Piran, a seaside beauty on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, is a popular, undemanding day trip town, but the longer you linger, the more it reveals.

The Best and Worst Coach Seats on U.S. Airlines

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:59
The space between seats on planes has never been tighter, though some carriers are resisting taking more legroom away.

Found in Moscow's Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 00:54
A recent surge in travel has islanders taking the 13-hour trip to Russia for inexpensive consumer goods; ‘We would’ve gone broke without them’

Even Elite Frequent Fliers Find Fewer Perks

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:09
Flying 100,000 miles a year won’t guarantee regular upgrades to business or first class anymore, Scott McCartney writes.

An Alaska Vacation That Breaks All the Rules

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:53
A family of five heads to a lodge deep in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, where the wilderness excursions are meant to be truly wild.

My Summer Vacation Is Better Than Yours: Four Enviable Destinations

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 23:20
For a getaway with bragging rights, try France’s Ile de Re—a beach retreat favored by in-the-know Parisians. Plus: other beat-all escapes.

An Inspiring New Travel Guide With Style---and Soul

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:38
Globe-trotting style setter Sofia Sanchez de Betak has created a chic travel guide that focuses on rich experiences over luxury amenities.

Should You Beware the Air You Breathe on Planes?

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:00
Despite the occasional odd odor, the air quality in cabins may actually be better than you think, Scott McCartney writes.

Scaling Grand Teton: An Intrepid Amateur's Guide

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:19
Climbing the highest peak in Wyoming’s Teton Range is a mountaineering rite of passage. But you needn’t be a pro to reach the summit.

There's More to Chengdu Than Adorable Pandas

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:50
Travelers rush to this Chinese city to gush over its panda population, but it pays to savor Chengdu’s more urbane charms, too—from cutting-edge cuisine to unique boutiques.

A Seafood Lover's Road Trip in Coastal Maine

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:07
A writer eats her way up the shore, armed with a list of Maine’s must-visit restaurants—and lobster shacks—from one of the state’s top chefs.

The Berkshires Town That's Becoming a Cultural Hub

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:18
This summer, North Adams welcomes a series of cutting-edge art and hospitality projects—and that’s only the beginning.

The Best Travel Pillows for Road Warriors

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:17
Far from being dormant, travel-pillow design has seen a rousing renaissance. But are the latest models sufficiently snooze-inducing?

The Galápagos Islands: An Upscale Traveler's Guide

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:26
This earthy mecca has gotten quite glamorous in the last few years. Here, some of the swankiest cruises and lodges in the Ecuadorean archipelago

The Secret to Touring Paris, the Kid-Friendly Way

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:29
10 attractions and activities for entertaining little sightseers in Paris, recommended by the most discerning insiders: local grandparents.

A Reclusive Millionaire's Vast New Zealand Sculpture Park

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:16
How does a sweeping landscape shape an artist’s creativity? Alan Gibbs found out by building one of the world’s largest contemporary art parks in Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand.

A Château in Normandy to Rival Hearst Castle

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:39
French designer Jacques Garcia, known for his luxuriously layered interiors, has been perfecting a 17th-century Norman estate and its gardens for a quarter century. Now he plans to invite more of the public in to visit—and he’ll start again with a new home in Sicily

The Summer of Love: A Walking Tour of San Francisco, 50 Years Later

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:41
This self-guided stroll through the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood celebrates the 50th anniversary of the seminal love-in.