Safaris for the Soft-Hearted: In Search of Namibia's Endangered Lions

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:12:58 EDT

Why a luxury camp in the barren African wilds of Namibia is the ideal spot to spy the elusive, bewitching desert-adapted lion.

China's Wild West: A Sophisticated Traveler's Guide

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:35:02 EST

On the Tibetan Plateau, a small lodge and touring company is making the rugged region around Shangri-La more accessible to less-than-rugged travelers.

U.S. to Remove Iraq From Travel-Ban List

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:12:09 EST

The White House’s decision to remove Iraq from a list of countries subject to a travel ban came amid concerns in Washington and Baghdad the ban would undercut relations with a critical ally in the fight against Islamic State.

To Ascend the Peak of Every State, Climbers Must Reckon With...Florida

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:33:21 EST

Britton Hill, a must for anyone seeking one of mountaineering’s most elusive quests, is more of a bump; ‘you can see all the way into the next field!’

Honolulu's Newly Hip Chinatown: A Traveler's Guide

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:01:41 EDT

Once sleazy, now must-see, one of Hawaii’s most historic neighborhoods offers some of the best food, art and shopping in the state.

An Insider's Guide to Copenhagen

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:42:03 EST

The best places to eat, shop, stay and embrace winter in Copenhagen, with expert advice from Noma’s René Redzepi, co-founder of Hay design company, Mette Hay, and others.

Europeans Won't Follow Suit on Electronics on Flights

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:33:03 EDT

Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety.

Hotel Bars You'll Want to Build a Trip Around: A Tippler's Guide

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:54:09 EST

Forget the pool, spa, views. These days more travelers are choosing hotels expressly because of their magnetic bars. Here, the best of the new-breed of hotel watering holes, from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.

SpaceX Proposes Taking Tourists Around the Moon

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:25:40 EST

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has proposed taking tourists around the moon in as soon as two years, touting such missions as the evolution of public-private partnerships favored by the Trump administration.

Touring Odessa, an Unpredictably Cosmopolitan City

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:11:39 EST

Historically influenced by outsiders, the Ukranian port city of Odessa offers elegant old-world architecture, an acclaimed classical music scene—and a stubbornly nonconformist streak

Can Yoga Save the Golf Club?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:03:45 EST

Country clubs pushing to keep membership up are trying harder to keep female members happy with souped-up gym facilities.

A Classic-to-Quirky Cocktail Tour of Milan

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:58:34 EST

Evening drinks in Milan, Italy’s sleekest city, are more main event than prelude. A guide to four bars where the aperitivo includes stellar snacks, ambiance and a few surprises (Harvey Wallbanger, anyone?)

It's Not You: Hotel Thermostats Really Are Rigged

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:50:42 EST

Systems can leave guests pushing buttons in vain. Now some travelers have started resisting, scouring thermostat manuals to uncover secret overrides of the override.

An Otherworldly Helicopter Safari in Kenya

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:21:30 EST

Adventurous women have long been winging it in Kenya. Following their lead, a first-time visitor takes her own joy ride, a helicopter tour of the country’s most rugged and remote region

Where to Go in Dubai's New Cultural Epicenter

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:43:11 EST

Galleries, a performance center and exciting new restaurants find their home in the city’s historically industrial Alserkal Avenue neighborhood.

Emirates New Athens-Newark Route Raises Ire of Big U.S. Carriers

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:23:21 EST

Emirates Airline is launching a new route between Athens and Newark, N.J., intensifying a fight with U.S. rivals that say the Middle Eastern carrier is unfairly subsidized by its government.

Middle East Airports Race to Implement Laptop Ban on Flights

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:59:14 EDT

Passengers and airlines in the Middle East scrambled to make sense of new rules banning many carry-on electronics aboard flights to the U.S. and Britain.

Priceline CEO Won't Touch Trump Travel Ban

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:38:32 EST

Priceline Group declined to address President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, opting to sit out a topic that has roiled the travel sector.

The Most Over-the-Top Amenities at High-End Resorts Around the World

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:12:23 EST

In the race to attract travelers to far-flung corners of the earth, luxury resorts are getting creative. Personal submersibles, pearl-powder facials, even picnics on a pop-up sandbar—these are some of the most incredible perks from the Bahamas to Bhutan.

An Insider's Guide to Fez, Morocco

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:04:48 EST

Four savvy Fez dwellers share their top discoveries—both new and very, very old—in this ancient cultural capital, including where to eat, sleep, shop and make your own traditional crafts.

A Tail of a Time: Mermaid Camp Teaches Visitors to Fin Like a Pro

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:29:11 EST

A classic Florida attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has been hosting a mermaid show for decades, but why watch when you can dive in? A weekend camp teaches visitors aquatic ballet, complete with shimmering tail

The Risks of Fossil Hunting in Alaska's Wilderness

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:03 EST

Taking her ailing mother on a snowy camping trip in Alaska’s remote Talkeetna Mountains, novelist Eowyn Ivey finds herself on a tense adventure.

Ice & Easy: A Beginner's Guide to Ice Climbing in Switzerland

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:08:05 EST

A novice climber, eager to pit his aging self against the Swiss Alps, learns to scale a frozen waterfall near Davos, Switzerland. Plus: Three gripping ice-climbing courses in the U.S.

Touring F. Scott Fitzgerald's Baltimore

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:49:13 EST

Baltimore’s Mount Vernon historic district, where F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and wrote, slipped into slumber decades ago but it’s waking up again. Here, the restaurants, bars, hotels and museums where you can revel in the revival.

A Blissful Beach Without an Attitude? Try Bahia

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:59:02 EST

On Brazil’s northeast coast, a string of under-the-radar beaches are a nesting ground for sea turtles and a favorite refuge for the country’s city-dwellers. But the rest of the world hasn’t shown up—just yet.

For Tourists Caught in London Bedlam, Hours of Waiting, Wondering

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:54:59 EDT

Tourists became entangled in the bedlam following Wednesday’s attack in one of the most visited swaths of real estate in the world.

A Former Buddhist Kingdom Reckons With Modernization

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:25:22 EST

For centuries, the scenic Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, forged its tranquil identity in relative isolation. Will it survive the forces of globalization?

Luxury Surf Holidays: The Pros and Cons

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:44 EST

Surf trips—once a low-rent option for beach bums—are now luring the jet-set. But has the sport’s essence been lost? A former professional surfer tests the new wave

United Bolsters Its Domestic Routes to Woo More Customers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:53:27 EST

In a bid to win more customers, United Continental is beefing up its domestic route map while also mimicking a cheap-tickets pricing strategy long pursued by budget airlines.

Looking Your Best While Traveling

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:56:49 EDT

Gustaf Törling, an executive at the Origins skin-care line, says cleansing and moisturizing—along with eating and sleeping well—are key to looking your best on the road

Touring New Zealand on a Budget? Try a Cushy Camper Van

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:35:50 EDT

A family of five crosses New Zealand by RV, risking close quarters to get intimate with nature on a budget

One-of-a-Kind Experiences in Oakland: A Traveler's Guide

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00:24 EDT

From its burgeoning creative scene to a retro theme park, Oakland is northern California’s newest (and oldest) boomtown. Five ways to experience the city’s unique charms.