Category: News

Q. and A.: Kimpton, a Boutique Hotel Pioneer, Sets Its Sights on Europe

Mike DeFrino, the Kimpton chief executive, says the expanding brand emphasizes the “social experience” of its restaurants, wine hours and coffee in the lobby.

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Personal Journeys: Revisiting My Hong Kong, 20 Years After the British Left

As the city changed, I met a friend who came to define my time there. When I returned to search for him, it awakened the ghosts of my youth.

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The Most Popular Buddhist Nun Cook — in Manhattan

Jeong Kwan, of “Chef’s Table” fame, recently served Korean temple food in New York. And when she wasn’t cooking, she explored the urban jungle.

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Searching for Amelia Earhart, Once Again. This Time, There Are Dogs.

Researchers are making yet another trip to a tiny island called Nikumaroro in search of a legendary female aviator who may never have set foot there.

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Travel Tips: How to Plan an African Safari

Figure out how much you want to spend, stay in a simple camp to be closer to nature and decide what wildlife you want to see.

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The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

The area is a place of pilgrimage for late-model would-be knights of the Round Table, as well as mystical seekers of many stripes.

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Explorer: An Untamed Island Meets Its Match

The rugged nature of Horn Island in the Gulf of Mexico made it Walter Anderson’s muse. A few generations after his death, rising seas will likely subsume it whole.

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How I Got the Shot: To Photograph a Galápagos Tortoise, Get Out of the Race

Slow and steady, learns Federico Rios Escobar, isn’t just great advice for composing an image; it’s also an appealing state of mind.

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Airlines Redesigning Uniforms Find Out How Complicated It Is

A number of carriers are revamping outfits, which have to reflect the realities of life on the road, like keeping flight attendants cool and able to move freely.

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Pursuits: Summer, Reimagined — Minus the Gridlock. Five Alternatives

There’s a big problem with vacation hot spots. Everyone knows about them. Luckily, the world is a big place. Here are five alternative destinations.

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