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How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

How Amsterdam cleaned up its sleazy center

Behind the permissiveness, the brothel windows and the cannabis coffee shops lurked rampant criminality — a world of of sex trafficking, forced prostitution and money-laundering — and authorities decided enough was enough. In 2008 Mayor Job Cohen launched Project 1012 (named after the postal code of the area), a 10-year plan to improve the district […]

A newcomer's guide to Savannah

A newcomer's guide to Savannah

Chef Mashama Bailey has lived in Savannah for only a few years, but it has already cast its mysterious spell. Bailey relocated here from New York in 2014 to open a restaurant, The Grey, with her partner and fellow New Yorker, John “Johno” Morisano. Since it opened in 2015, the restaurant has been the talk […]

Cannes: France's city of stars and sunshine

Cannes: France's city of stars and sunshine

Besides abundant sunshine and turquoise waters, Cannes has plenty of old-style charm and, unlike its pebbled neighbors, is the only town on the Côte d’Azur that can boast white sandy beaches. From lounging on a yacht or touring in a luxury car, to strolling through the Old Town or along the palm-lined Croisette, there’s plenty […]

Bucharest: 9 reasons to see Romania's capital

Bucharest: 9 reasons to see Romania's capital

The Romanian capital continues to redefine itself, merging its storied history with a modern identity. At first glance, the architecture is dizzying, but it’s a fascinating mix. Between the dreary Communist-era apartment blocks are Byzantine buildings, centuries’ old churches and Art Nouveau mansions that stand out as the survivors of earthquakes, war and communism. Look […]

The most remote resorts in the Philippines

The most remote resorts in the Philippines

Home to more than 7,000 islands, the Southeast Asian archipelago counts abundant marine life, colorful reefs and pristine beaches among its selling points. But you’ll want to get there soon. While the cluster of resorts along Manila Bay are easy enough to find, you’ll have to work a little harder to check out these far-flung […]

11 hot theme parks of the future

11 hot theme parks of the future

Well, 2017 is your year, thanks to the opening of Pandora — The World of Avatar, a new extension to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida that recreates the vivid alien world of the blockbuster sci-fi movie “Avatar.” Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences […]

PEI: Anne of Green Gables and so much more

PEI: Anne of Green Gables and so much more

After all, it’s Canada’s smallest province and only takes about three hours to drive from tip to tip. Don’t be deceived. This is a destination that will leave you begging for more long after you’ve said goodbye to its rocky red shores. Thanks to its relaxed maritime vibe backed by a long list of natural […]

The in-flight snack so popular it has its own emoji

The in-flight snack so popular it has its own emoji

These flat, crispy cookies that melt in your mouth hail from Belgium, where they’re called Speculoos and figure in Belgian culture from the 17th century as a sweet treat originally given to children for Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas Day, on December 6. Aside from their heritage, in the US the cookies are now best associated […]

Car, Vespa or yacht? How to get around Cannes in style

Car, Vespa or yacht? How to get around Cannes in style

With the stars descending for the legendary film festival starting May 17, and the prestigious Lions International Festival of Creativity in June, turning heads can be a serious challenge. But with these classy rides, you’ll be off to a great start. What to drive: A Porsche 356 Speedster convertible Where to go: Seaside or mountains […]

The World: A floating city of millionaires

The World: A floating city of millionaires

Sitting majestically in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, this gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, and probably most exclusive, “residential yacht” on earth. Home to the world’s only full-sized at-sea tennis court, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, and 12,000-bottle wine collection, this ship has visited 1,213 ports and sailed 641,000 nautical miles. […]