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Forget skinny lattes. In Hanoi the best coffee comes with egg yolk

A milk shortage in the 1940s led an enterprising barman to cast around for alternatives – and so <i>cà phê trúng</i>, Vietnamese egg coffee, was born<p>How do you take your coffee? With a little egg, butter and cheese? In the Vietnamese capital, that’s how it’s served at the famous Giang Cafe.<p>On one of the …

Switzerland's Kulm Hotel Expansion Draws Michelin-Starred Chefs and Sports Fanatics

The historic Ice Pavilion in St. Moritz gets an upgrade, courtesy of Pritzker Prize-winner Norman Foster, with new modern, cantilevered sports venues and a world-class restaurant.<p>Visitors to Switzerland’s Engadine Valley—home to high-end ski haven St. Moritz at 6,000 feet—have a new destination to …

Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Turin, Italy

The Piedmontese capital is a hub of unselfconscious sophistication, where the interiors are grand, the Barolos are big, and everyone dresses for lunch.<p>This is a story that begins at lunch. Or, more accurately, it begins earlier, with one of those underwhelming Italian breakfasts that make you …

The Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC

We've chosen some of our favorite spots in New York for a special night out, whether you want the best Valentine's restaurant in NYC (and if you choose to eat out that night, godspeed) or just want to celebrate an anniversary/promotion/third date in style.<p>Lilia<p>Minton's

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Where Grown-Ups Go for Spring Break

Drive about an hour from the Miami airport and you’ll be in a hammock at the end of a quiet dock, a drink in hand and looking out at a placid sea.<p>For years, Islamorada has had a handful of high-end getaways like the hotelThe Moorings Village$$Charming village of cottagesThe Moorings Village but …

Key Largo

How to Tie a Sarong Three Different Ways

The perfect beach cover-up can also become a surprisingly sophisticated piece—if you know how to knot it, that is.<p>The best way to banish the winter blues? Plan an escape. We may still have another month of snow and slush ahead of us, but it’s also spring break season, and a beautiful beach is only …

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The Best New Reason to Visit Miami? Its Food

Forgettable food and even worse service plagued Miami for years. But a wave of expectation-topping restaurants are turning the city into an actual food destination.<p>Alter<p>Chef Brad Kilgore is making the most-talked-about food in the most-talked-about neighborhood in town. His Wynwood restaurant …

Why In-Flight Pajamas Still Matter

The gift of complimentary "sleep suits" for premium passengers on long flights is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated amenities of air travel.<p>Fine wine. Personalized service, and gourmet, multi-course meals on bone china. Cozy pajamas. One of these is not like the others. Or is it?<p>“I …

Leap Day Deals: Fly the World's Best Airline for Half Off

Singapore Airlines, perennially atop our Readers' Choice Awards for best international airline, has four great deals for this once-every-four-years occasion.<p>If you ever have a chance to fly on Singapore Airlines, take it. Trust me: The service is that much more attentive (flight attendants seem to …

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The Miami Beach Weekend Getaway We All Want to Take

Treat yourself to a helicopter hop, a round-trip flight from New York to Miami on a private jet, and a two-night stay in one of Miami's top hotels.<p>Given New York's mild winter and worrying conditions on some of Florida's beaches, Northerners may be less inclined than usual to flee to the Sunshine …

Miami Beach

The Most Beautiful Islands in the Caribbean

Pink beaches, shallow coves, azure water: The Caribbean doesn't suffer. But how to choose the best of the best? Each island nation and territory is stunning in its own right, but these ten are among the most unspoiled, with some of the best beaches on the planet.

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the Seychelles

Photograph: Yoann Jezequel/Getty Images/Moment Open<p>Beau Vallon beach.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/22/1421932888805/d37e40c7-cca7-44bf-abec-ad962e10e483-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yoann Jezequel/Getty Images/Moment Open<p>Beau Vallon …

How to Vacation With Another Couple

The no-sweat, stress-free guide to planning a getaway with friends.<p>Travel Intel<p>The no-sweat, stress-free guide to planning a getaway with friends.

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World<p>Our Favorite American Road Trips<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>The Most Beautiful Places in France<p>The Best Islands in the World<p>Next<p>Labor Day Inspiration<p>It's not too late to plan that weekend escape.<p>Previous<p>Labor Day Weekend Getaways You Can Book …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Asia

Adventure travel,Asia,Walking holidays,Wildlife holidays,Cycling holidays,Travel,Papua New Guinea holidays,Canoeing and kayaking holidays<p>Rivers and mountains, kayaks and caves … add a touch of the exotic with these exciting active holidays in Asia

Top 10 beach hotels and bungalows in Cambodia

Koh Thmei Resort, Koh Thmei<p>Part of Ream national park, which is a favourite with twitchers due its 150 different kinds of birds, Koh Thmei island is a 50-minute boat ride (often accompanied by dolphin sightings) from Koh Kchhang fishing village. It feels world's away from the rampant development of …

Winter sun escapes, without the long-haul flight

Desert or seaside, family holiday park or child-free spa … we pick new places to stay in the Mediterranean, Canaries, Africa and Oman to escape the cold and the wet<p>Desert camps tend to be either ultra-luxurious or very basic, with not many options in between. Now The Souce, a new eco-spa camp in …

Orangutan orphans in Borneo – in pictures

330 orphaned apes are cared for at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Borneo, Indonesia. Human surrogate mothers look after the orphaned and rescued orangutans

Orangutans Map Out Their Trips A Day In Advance

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>A study published today (Sept. 11) in <i>PLOS ONE</i> describes how Sumatran male orangutans plan for their trips: The night …

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Who Knew? Orangutans Plan Trips

The night before Sumatran male orangutans travel through the forest, they often emit long, loud calls in the direction they plan to go, new research …

Orangutans at Camp Leakey in Kalimantan - in pictures

A light-hearted glance at the Orangutans of Camp Leakey in Kalimantan, an endangered species that lives only in Borneo and Sumatra

20 orangutans released into protected forest in Central Kalimantan

Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation has once again released 20 orangutans - 13 female …

A variety of durian fruit that is *so smelly* it has never before been successfully imported to this country is set to be sold in the UK for the first time. http://ind.pn/1iee54J

Riding Ecuador’s 'railway in the sky' in style

Anyone for the Avenue of the Volcanoes? How about traversing the Devil's Nose? They might sound intimidating, if not downright risky, but Ecuador’s <i>Tren Crucero</i>, or 'Cruise Train', passes both as it winds its way from Quito high in the Andes to Guayaquil down on the Pacific coast. Since the service …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

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The Syrian Question

This time it’s different.<p>For months, Bashar al-Assad, in Syria, has been suspected of using chemical weapons against the rebels who are trying to remove him, in violation of international treaties and the Obama Administration’s threats. Syrian opposition groups say that Assad has used chemical …