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The 10 Best (and best-looking) Destination Wineries in the World

From Walla Walla, Washington, to China's Jade Valley, the world's best destination vineyards offer perfect pairings for their fine vintages: innovative architecture, awe-inspiring views, great food, and unbeatable accommodations. Peisinger...

The Six Hottest Neighbourhoods in the Worlds’s Greatest Cities

Where is the Next Generation of chic urban enclaves? Transformed by the garage-to-gallery phenomenon, these areas are about to blow up. Go now, before the word gets out. Los Angeles:...

The Five Best Extended-Stay Hotels

Longer-term lodgings that you may never want to leave. Though they've traditionally been the domain of traveling business consultants and in-the-doghouse husbands, a new breed of longer-term lodgings has...

Vacations That Require You to Break a Sweat

A week at the beach sure seems ideal—until boredom sets in with that third margarita. Instead of zoning out completely, why not plan an escape with the sort of heart-pumping excitement that you...

4 Hotels For the Culture-Obsessed

The StandardDowntown Los AngelesThe scene: Part experimental theater, part rollicking partyThe program: Staged on the rooftop terrace, "The Series" is a monthly performance piece that casts guests as voyeurs who observe everything from a scripted...

Hotels For the Music-Obsessed

Now some hip lodgings encourage you to get the lead out with amenities like vinyl collections and loaner guitars. Until recently, music and hotels didn't...

Here Are the 7 Best Hotels for Fitness-Obsessed Travelers

As hotels become more aware of the desire for luxury fitness facilities, many have transformed their gyms into the property's most covetable amenity. From indoor boxing rings to outdoor rock-climbing walls, these...

4 Of the Shortest Flights to the Warmest Places

From time to time you just need a break from the norm. But you don’t always want to be heading to the other side of the world to get a warm weather fix,...

8 Luxury Hotels That are Great for Kids Too

All too often we assume that when booking a family holiday, you have to sacrifice the life of luxury that you maybe grew accustomed to ‘BK’ (before kids). But that really isn’t the case....

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A top running coach shares common pound-the-pavement mistakes. For something anyone can...

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WHY FORMER CIA AGENTS COULD BE STAKING OUT YOUR OFFICE. The Maidstone Club sits high on a seaside bluff...

La Rocca Di Frassinello: Best Destination Winery In Italy

A new Renzo Piano-designed vineyard now sits in an up-and-coming district of Tuscany. Plus: Where to eat and stay nearby.