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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:16:13 GMTZhongshuge Bookstore in China has a mirrored ceiling and optical illusions.From Mexico City to Hangzhou, bookstores that are destinations in and of themselves.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:03 GMTAnn Patchett at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, with one of her shop dogs.If bookstores are a must on your travel itinerary, Ann Patchett has a road map for you.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:17 GMTFor the writer, a good bookstore in a faraway place is as basic a need as a decent hotel, a hot shower and enough underwear.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:26:23 GMTA scene from Havana, Cuba.President-elect Donald J. Trump threatened again to end the détente with Cuba, casting into doubt the future of easy travel to the country.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:30:17 GMTThe Wine Library at the Boutique Hotel & Spa in Zurich, where 33,000 books line the shelves.Hotels, bars and restaurants around the world have made books a centerpiece of their themes and décor.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:39:28 GMTA field in Chenoa, in central Illinois.Famously earnest, the writer David Foster Wallace said he liked Midwestern people, and got more work done in the gusty open spaces of Central Illinois.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:03 GMTThe phrase “ghost train” might evoke an eerie, fantastical image, but in Britain, it’s a money-saving strategy for railroad companies.The trains, bureaucratic curiosities that run infrequently and visit forgotten stations, are a draw for railroad fans, who try to ride as many as possible.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMTA view of Manhattan from the rooftop of the Z Hotel NYC in Queens.Prices drop between Dec. 23 and 27 — and a number of hotels offer packages with all sorts of holiday extras (including lots of hot chocolate).
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:01:23 GMTLivraria Lello in Portugal is a popular destination for book lovers and Harry Potter fans.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:07:45 GMTFrom left, Laurel Andersen, Carmen Delapaz and Mackenzie Driscoll at Watts Tea Shop, which is to close at the end of this year.Loyal customers are flocking to the Watts Tea Shop for a final taste of an “American classic.”
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:33:53 GMTHolly McKendry waiting in the lobby of the Hostelling International hostel on the Upper West Side of New York to go on a tour of Greenwich Village.A 2010 law nearly wiped out the city’s hostels, but owners and executives are hoping to revive and expand the industry.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:31:49 GMTThe Rosa Alpina cabin in the Dolomites of Italy.There’s nothing standard about these rooms — hotels are offering stays in cabins, huts and villas that are often a scenic hike away.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:50:33 GMTA customer requested a refund from FlipKey, an online rental service owned by TripAdvisor, after arriving at a filthy lakeside vacation rental.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:43:07 GMTThe Caribbean Princess cruise ship departed Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on its maiden voyage in 2004.Federal authorities called the fine the “largest-ever criminal penalty” for intentional vessel pollution.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:00:16 GMTA visit to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area includes canoe trips and hiking. Searches for travel to Canada increased dramatically after the American election. Here are trips and packages designed to show off the country.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMTLobster, samphire and cucumbers at Chardon, where it’s best to order the whole menu and share.Chardon perfectly expresses the new bohemian effervescence of its Provençal hometown.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMTHere are lessons a vacation-package skeptic and budget traveler learned from her first experience with “bulk” travel in Hawaii.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:44 GMTA white cube housed within a 16th-century barn, the von Bartha S-chanf gallery was sensitively renovated by Ruch & Partners Architects (as were the Tschudi and Monica De Cardenas galleries in neighboring Zuoz). It’s one of several galleries in the Engadin region of the Swiss Alps.In the Upper Engadin, a 35-mile swath of the southeastern Swiss Alps, a crop of galleries have emerged as an après-ski alternative.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:20:15 GMTA scientist assessing coral mortality on a section of the Great Barrier Reef in an undated photograph. A new report from the Australian government paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the 1,400-mile-long reef.An Australian government report to Unesco says the risks are well-managed, but it also paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the area.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:34:49 GMTA view of construction in Reykjavik from the architectural firm T.ark, which is involved in one of the city’s new developments.Spurred by a boom in tourism, construction projects downtown are aimed at transforming the area into a destination to live, work and play.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMTIn a photo from 1945, Broadway and 42nd Street in Manhattan in front of the Horn & Hardart Automat.Andrew F. Smith, the editor of “Savoring Gotham,” says the outer boroughs are where the dining discoveries are (and Junior’s cheesecake too).
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:02:08 GMTThe interior of Little Trip to Heaven.With its high concentration of vintage shops, unique specialty stores and small boutiques, Shimokitazawa is seen as a shopping mecca by hip Tokyoites.