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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:15:38 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.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMTChristy Turlington Burns continues to travel for Every Mother Counts, her nonprofit that is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.The maternal health advocate travels frequently to Haiti and Tanzania for her work; time with midwives in Guatemala and Arizona was memorable as well.
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.
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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:59:05 GMTOur Hungry City critic picks the favorite restaurants she visited this year in New York’s rich global bazaar.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:17:11 GMTPassengers at Los Angeles International Airport waiting for Uber drivers, an alternative to cabs and rental cars.Lagging customer service and a host of inconveniences give travelers a long list of reasons to avoid car rental companies altogether.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMTIs the name of Strut & Cluck a cheeky nod to Shoreditch’s preening see-and-be-seen-ness? Nope. We’re actually talking turkey.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:02 GMTDon’t skip your dream destination, but do skip a house rental (no one wants to be cooking and cleaning).
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:19:06 GMTAirbnb has had a contentious relationship in some cities where it has set up shop. It has taken a different approach in New Orleans, but at a home near the French Quarter, it was clear that not everyone has been won over.New Orleans has done what many cities have resisted: Cut a deal with a sharing-economy company. Is it a good one?
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:50:09 GMTThe Unclaimed Baggage Center is not only a retail business but also a tourist attraction.Mr. Owens built his business on a traveler’s nightmare, selling the contents of lost luggage at his retail and tourist attraction in Scottsboro, Ala.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:16 GMTLaura Spanjian, a public policy manager at Airbnb who negotiated with New Orleans.Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:03 GMTWhy do “ghost trains” operate? Believe it or not, it’s a money-saving strategy for railroad companies in Britain.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 11:00:02 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.”
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.
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.