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March 10, 2015
The House of Masks and Puppets, a permanent exhibition with 1,300 masks and 5,700 Southeast Asian puppets, some more than nine feet tall. (Photo: Margie Goldsmith)
Residents of the tropical Indonesian islands Bali and Sumba tend to live in the moment. For visitors to their five-star resorts, the moment can be just about perfect.
February 3, 2015
Tourists often overlook Chennai, but it’s India’s fourth-largest city, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and a great jumping-off point for exploring the area’s impressive Hindu temples. (Photo: Fotolia)
‘‘Incredible India” is a phrase originally developed as a tagline to advertise the country’s magnificent hotels, tourist sites and natural beauty—the phrase caught on because it is so apt.
October 20, 2014
Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
A high-altitude trek in a remote African bamboo forest puts our correspondent face-to-face with humanity’s closest relatives.
March 12, 2014
At the heart of the 500,000-square-mile Gobi Desert, hundreds of miles from the nearest Wi-Fi, is Three Camel Lodge.
Bored with "ordinary" getaways? Try these seemingly inhospitable destinations. They can be hospitable indeed—and anything but ordinary.
January 22, 2014
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
These resorts offer high-end accommodations and a bonus: first-class menus of health and wellness offerings.
August 5, 2013
The guide advises everyone not to wear white clothing, the color of some local flowers. The bats that come out at night might try to pollinate us. (Photo: Amazon Clipper)
“Look, the dolphins are following us!” yells one ­passenger onboard the Amazon Clipper Premium, as we sail down Brazil’s Rio Negro back to the port city of Manaus. Diving in and out of the water, Pink River dolphins play their version of hide and seek. Are these the same dolphins we petted at the riverside feeding station a few miles back?
March 19, 2013
Vietnam’s Central Coast
Historically, Vietnam’s scenic central coast has been the seat of kings, emperors, exalted colonial administrators and heroes from both sides of the country’s long war.
February 25, 2013
Lilianfels, Blue Mountains, Australia
We asked three of our favorite travel writers to describe the finest little-known hotels and resorts they’ve discovered. Some are off the beaten path or new or do not advertise. Others are just plain obscure. All are certified great by our panel of globetrotters. Happy traveling.
February 21, 2013
Jordan's Petra
Dawn blew a gentle breeze through the entryway, but a few paces beyond, stillness prevailed. Unseen birds chirped wakeup calls and chalky dust stirred at my feet. I felt humbled as I trekked down the same path used by the Nabataeans, the people who prospered here 2,300 years ago.
January 17, 2013
North Central Idaho
A map of Riggins, Idaho, comfortably fits on a cocktail napkin. Straddling Highway 95, the only north-south artery between Boise and the Canadian border, the town is squeezed between Preacher Mountain and the Salmon River and is home to only about 420 people.

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