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Josephine Baker’s French Château

Long before Mia, Madonna, and Angelina, Josephine Baker was the ultimate celebrity serial adopter, creating an idealistic—and eccentric—home for...

Rediscovering France

Biarritz’s Hôtel du Palais

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Boating off Sicily’s Aeolian Islands

Our intrepid couple finds serenity on a yacht off the coast of Sicily.

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South Africa’s Newest Safari Lodge

A new design-savvy safari lodge opens in a far-flung sub-Saharan locale

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California’s Italian Renaissance

Along a three-mile stretch of Newport Coast is the Resort at Pelican Hill, an extravagant haven-cum-hotel that combines haute California style...

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London’s School of Life

Equal parts self-help, continuing ed, and highbrow social mixer, the School of Life is an idiosyncratic temple of the mind.

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10 New Reasons to Love Switzerland Now

From Zurich to Geneva to Bern—and places in between—Departures goes in search of the new Swiss cool.

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Golfing in British Columbia

East of Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley has spectacular scenery, ice wines, and world-class golf. Departures maps out the perfect four...

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Stockholm’s Hot New Restaurants

A new crop of chefs is reinventing local cuisine in the Swedish capital.

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Reinventing England’s Manor Houses

How savvy young 21st-century entrepreneurs are opening wide the doors of those once staid and stately homes of England.