• Country Vacations
    Our Town: A Travel Editor’s Guide to the Catskills

    My family considers the Catskills to be a second home, and for us, spending time at our weekend house in Windham, NY, is synonymous with spending time outdoors. Just a few hours drive from New York City, the area is an ideal escape for urbanites like us. When we’re not skiing, gardening, or exploring the […]

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    Chic English Countryside Hotels

    Just when it seemed like the English countryside couldn’t be more appealing, a trio of properties (all within an hour’s drive of London) is opening to lure the most discerning of travelers. Situated on 240 acres near Ascot, the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park (doubles from $365) has 70 rooms spread across former stables, cottages, and […]

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    Road Trip Through England’s Countryside

    See More Undiscovered Britain England’s southwestern coast is in the midst of a quietly sophisticated transformation, with the opening of numerous new hotels, inns, and restaurants. The Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset countryside, wild as it is, has long been a magnet for artists—including the preeminent sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who lived in St. Ives starting in […]

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    English Country-House Hotels

    The English may or may not have invented the countryside, but they damn well near perfected it. When we imagine some bright-green Arcadian idyll, this, so often, is the landscape we picture: the sylvan expanses of the New Forest; the regal horse-riding parks of Berkshire; the sheep-dotted nooks and crannies of the Cotswolds. We picture […]

  • Make the Most of Your International Layover

    The word “layover” used to be a synonym for boredom, but airports across the globe have upped the ante on food, services, and entertainment options, making some tourist destinations in their own right. Learn how to turn a layover into an early start to your vacation with these tips: Take a Day Trip If your […]

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    Exploring Welsh Patagonia, 150 Years Later

    Travel south in Argentina and the place names begin to change. The letters l, w, and y creep in alongside Spanish syllables: Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Trevelin, Gaiman. Vowels masquerade as consonants. This region of Patagonia, the Chubut province, is Welsh, settled 150 years ago by immigrants who wanted to escape England’s control of their small […]