Michael Hansford

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The Amazing Story of the Boeing 747 in 12 Photos

With the retirement of the last 747 in regular passenger service by a major US airline, the era of big four-engined, twin-aisle passenger jetliners …

The best hotels of 2017

With the new Four Seasons in the Maldives, the Sanders hotel in Copenhagen, the renovated Crillon in Paris or the 7th Room hotel in Lapland, the best …

The 14 Most Iconic New York City Bars and Restaurants

Some things never change. And some, like these establishments, never should.<p>One of the best things about New York is how it's ever-evolving—not just keeping up with the times, but defining the curve as it goes. And yet, once you've watched the last mom-and-pop left on your block be replaced by yet …

Manhattan

The Unsung Design Detail that Totally Makes the Room

Of course, new can be nice, but nothing beats the storied charm of old buildings. If you love the look as much as I do, and want to achieve something …

NYC’s 2018 Michelin-Starred Restaurants, Mapped

The <b>Michelin Guide</b> has released its 2018 star ratings for New York City. The new list had a some adds, a handful of drops, and more than a few surprises. Here is a rundown of all of the restaurants on the list, in map form.<p><i>Note: Restaurants are arranged geographically, from north to south.</i><p>ONE STAR …

New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is going back into service — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Why did Gilded Age mansions lose their luster?

TL;DR: They were expensive—even for the super rich<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>Grand mansions are emblematic, if not entirely synonymous, with the Gilded …

1 Day in Paris: The Ultimate Croissant Crawl

Forget counting calories and set off on a croissant crawl in Paris. (Photos: Casey Hatfield Chiotti)<p>A typical breakfast in Paris is simple, …

France

The 13 Most Jaw-Dropping Oceanview Hotel Pools Photos

The Hotel du Cap Eden Roc.Photo: Courtesy of The Hotel du Cap Eden Roc<p>Massage or facial? Beach walk or bike ride? Snorkel or scuba? A vacation can bring with it plenty of head-scratching choices, but when it comes to the age-old debate of pool versus ocean, some luxury hotels and resorts give …

The 6 Best Amalfi Coast Hotels With Private Beaches

When you're picking a hotel along the Amalfi Coast, two common must-haves include cliffside accommodations with sea views and easy access to the …

Italy

Travelling to London? Here’s where to find the best coffee in the city

From Instagrammed flat whites to the wave of artisan coffee pop-ups and the Starbucks backlash, London has enjoyed something of a love affair with …

The best new NYC rooftops

Each summer, a new crop of rooftop hangouts gives us even more reasons to celebrate summer in the city. Discover our very favorite recent additions, …

Top Chef

The Cosiest Pubs In London

If there is one thing we Brits do well, it's a pub, and everyone knows that cosy ones are the best of all. Whether it's for a restorative pint after …

You can visit this majestic abandoned castle along the Hudson River

Here’s a cheap getaway in upstate New York for anyone who wants to feel like a king or queen for a day! Did you know our state is home to more than a …

New York State

Paris Off the Beaten Path Tours - The only authentic insider guide to Paris.

<b>Butte aux Cailles & the Gobelins</b> Heather’s own neighborhood, nestled between the Latin Quarter and Chinatown in the 13th <i>arrondissement</i>, is rarely …

The best bars to go to alone in NYC

Yes, you should visit the best bars to go to alone in NYC. Whether you’re working on your novel or just trying to carve out a little me time, there …

grilled cheese

A Time Capsule in Every Pullman Loaf at This 139-Year-Old Bakery

Nestled in the heart of Staten Island, the neighborhoods of Great Kills and Richmondtown offer glimpses into the past, with centuries-old buildings, one of the last volunteer firefighter units in New York City, and Historic Richmond Town, a museum and farm that traces its history back to colonial …

Dessert

Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

PARIS (Reuters) - France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the Boeing 747 even as questions pile up over the future of the industry's biggest jets.<p>The A380 test plane, the fourth to be built and the second to actually …

Aviation

Mad About Marble: 20 Kitchens and Bathrooms

What's not to love about marble? Its smooth texture and sleek appearance gives your home a polished, timeless look, while also transforming any room into a trendy, stylish space.<p>Check out our favorite kitchens and bathrooms that rock the marble look.

Interior Design

Triplanes, biplanes, jets and helicopters at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Royal Air Force

New hotels are flocking to hipster haven Williamsburg

Williamsburg is one neighborhood that’s got it all, from bars and restaurants to retail and movie theaters. Now it even has hotels.<p>In fact, the …

Douglas C-47 from WWII era brought in from Siberia | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in October 2016.<p>(CNN) — Half-sunk in the marshy tundra of the Taymyr Peninsula of northern Siberia, not far from the Arctic Circle and several hundred miles away from the nearest human settlement, lay the remains of a 70 year-old American-made …

Made in America

The London HQ of the company that built the Titanic has been transformed into liner-themed luxury apartments

The Grade II-listed building, near Trafalgar Square, was formerly a glamorous headquarters building where tickets for Titanic's first, doomed voyage were sold.<p>Nearly a century after the passenger liner sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean on its 1912 maiden voyage, the building has been redeveloped to …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

The NoMad Hotel, New York

One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway and 28th Street. The recently-opened NoMad Hotel, distinct from the exterior owing to its giant cupola, …

Framing

15 perfect Instagram shots of London

A CITY FULL of history and iconic architecture, London is truly one of the world’s great capitals. A city where world-class museums and art galleries …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

Eat Chic: Inside NYC's Best New French Dining Experience

With a moody, lavish interior and modern spin on classic French cuisine, Le Coucou transports us to Paris through a fresh lens.<p>The bar at Le Coucou is not intended as a convivial New York hangout for weekend carousers to make repeat Old Fashioned requests. Rather, it is a petite showpiece set …

France

An abandoned 130-year-old skyscraper is now Manhattan's newest luxury hotel

The nine-floor building, originally constructed in 1883, was one of the first skyscrapers built in Manhattan and features an open atrium in the center, with a pyramidal skylight at the top. It's connected to a 10-story annex that was built in 1890.<p>According to The New York Times, the building …

Top 14 Spots to View the Manhattan Skyline

Among the many reasons to love New York City, the magnificent skyline is high up there. Skewered with grandiose buildings that are plotted in the …

New York City