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Gear According to the Pros

We asked five of the world’s top adventure seekers what they’d pack for a favorite trip to a far-flung destination.

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Polar Opposites

There’s snow. There’s ice. It’s cold. How different could they be? Plenty. In fact, the only thing the poles have in common is that they’re...

Real Estates

Ruin Hunting in Tuscany

Finding and restoring the perfect old house in the Italian countryside takes patience and resolve. A little luck helps, too.

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Ancient Crete

Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini plots the ideal itinerary among the ruins.