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The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …


A Guide to Tuscan Wine Country

Here's how to drink—and eat—your way through the region.<p>From up-and-coming Brunellos to tucked-away Super Tuscans, we spotlight the region’s secret treasures, and provide intel on where to eat—and stay—en route.<p>Brunello, Montalcino<p>Labels like Banfi and Casanova dei Neri put this wine area of …


The Secret Side of Siena

Go deep inside the medieval city following the plot twists of Christina Lynch’s debut novel, The Italian Party.<p>“I think there’s a temptation to dismiss Tuscany—and Siena in particular—because images of that landscape have become ubiquitous,” not to mention co-opted by makers of everything from …


Scary, But Beautiful: Haunted Destinations Around the World

If you must tether your immortal soul to the realm of the living, you might as well do so someplace fabulous.

Gold List 2015: Breathtaking Views from Our Favorite Hotels

Talk about a room with a view: These 13 hotels, which were among Condé Nast Traveler's favorites this year, offer stunning vistas of all sorts of landscapes, be it mountains, oceans, or iconic cityscapes.<p>Cape View Clifton<p>Cape Town, South Africa<p>The suites at Cape View Clifton include one sea-facing …

Cape Town

From Havana to Tangier: lives of the literary exiles

Nabokov, Hemingway, Neruda: they’re just a few of the great writers who have been inspired, or required, to leave home and forge a creative life in a foreign country.<p>From Rainer Maria Rilke’s years in Paris to Paul Bowles’ near lifetime in Tangier, we look at a few of the literary greats in exile, …


Time, gentlemen: when will the last all-male clubs admit women?

The Garrick Club in London is preparing for a bitter struggle over whether to admit women members. How long can the British establishment fend off modernity?<p>Just before one o’clock on a Tuesday lunchtime last summer, about 30 men and three women were mingling at the bar of the Garrick Club in …

Hung Up

8 Real-World Locations That Inspired Disney Movies

<i>by Pretty Prudent's Jaime Morrison Curtis</i><p>Photo courtesy Nagelestock.com/Alamy<p>The magical worlds inhabited by Disney characters have inspired children for generations, but did you know that the creative teams behind these visions were often themselves inspired by authentic villages, castles, and …

Walt Disney Company

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …


National Geographic Travel

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …

What Causes Turbulence? 10 Things You Need to Know

George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

In 1995, more than twenty years after his irreverent illustrations for <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the beloved British cartoonist <b>Ralph Steadman</b> put his singular twist on a very different kind of literary beast, one of the most controversial books ever published. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

Paris Review - William Weaver, The Art of Translation No. 3

Interviewed by Willard Spiegelman<p>Issue 161, Spring 2002<p>This interview was conducted in William Weaver’s Greenwich Village pied-à-terre on a beautiful autumn day in October of 2000. Weaver also lives in the former house of Mary McCarthy on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, two hours …


The 12 Most Scenic Islands in the World

Blue Medina in Chefchaouen, #Morocco #bluemonday

The Best Cities in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities around the world in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup begins with your favorite Top 20 Large Cities, followed by Top 20 …

European Travel

Joyce's Dublin

Joyce's Dublin: An Exploration of 'The Dead'<p>This audio podcast series showcases James Joyce's short story 'The Dead' from his collection 'Dubliners' …

Beautiful, even when covered in frost #Tuscany

Does anyone else walk out of their way to step on a crunchy looking leaf? We love #autumn and #Netherlands

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Roger Bannister

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …


The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

More Lake District Restaurants

<i>In a nutshell: a la carte of L'enclume</i><p><i>Rating: 4/5</i><p><i>Price: 3 courses for £38.50pp</i><p>Rogan & Co is a good restaurant to go if you want to stay in Cartmel for another night after L'enclume or if you can’t get a reservation there. Food is very similar but instead of 21 courses, you get the standard 3 course a la carte. Some dishes did overlap between the two restaurants, for example, bread was the same, Reg’s duck, which we had the previous night at L'enclume was nearly the same. We ordered some new …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.