Travel

Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs

Different restrictions were imposed on each of the three additions, depending on the threat they were deemed to pose. For example, for Venezuela the ban applies only to visits by certain government officials and their families, while Somalis are barred from emigrating to the United States but not from visiting. Chad, an Ally Against Militants, Asks, “Why Us?” The addition ...

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Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’

Photo Black cabs in front of the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. The British capital’s transport authority said last week that it would not renew Uber’s license to operate in the city. Credit Eddie Keogh/Reuters LONDON — Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in an open letter on Monday for the company’s “mistakes,” after the transport authority for ...

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New Yoga Trips, From Cambodia to Colorado

Photo Home Ranch in Colorado. Credit Steve Glass Yoga has left the studio as traveling yogis hit the road, guiding practice before more exotic backdrops on rivers, at full moon celebrations and in the great outdoors. During one December departure, the river cruise company Aqua Expeditions will turn its Mekong River ship in Cambodia into a floating fitness studio with ...

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Bringing Quality Food to a Paris Train Station

Photo L’Étoile du Nord opened in November inside the Gare du Nord station in Paris. Credit Jerome Leglise For the 700,000 or so people who surge daily through the Gare du Nord in Paris, one of Europe’s busiest train stations has offered little respite from noise and crowds, let alone somewhere to get a decent meal. But the Parisian chef ...

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A Chorus of Mazel Tovs in Uganda

Mr. Levi waited for her for three years. Then, in 2013, he returned to formally ask permission to marry Ms. Namusoosa. Mr. Levi, now 28, is the spiritual leader of the Namutumba Abayudaya, one of nine Jewish communities in Uganda that stem from the conversion roughly 100 years ago of a local leader called Semei Kakungulu, who then created a ...

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In Landlocked Milan, Try the Fish

She picked with her eyes, selecting boxes of bonito, branzino, clams and gurnards for the day’s meals at Alice, which she founded with the chef Viviana Varese a decade ago — a rare female team in charge in Italy. Since 2014, the Michelin-starred fish restaurant, whose name translates to “anchovy,” has made its home on a second-floor space inside Eataly’s ...

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In Los Angeles, Hotel Hipness Makes a Grand Return

But elements of the once-lost glittering age are re-emerging, thanks to a new breed of hotels, complete with public pools, pillowed banquettes, outdoor movie nights and gaggles of fashionable locals who have turned these transitory spaces into permanent hot spots. (The newfound ease of transit — and therefore imbibing — offered by ride-share apps has helped.) Here are three that ...

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How to Have a Lavish but Affordable Trip to Ireland

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru Go to Ireland, live lavishly but don’t spend a lot. A dream? It doesn’t have to be, said Siobhan Byrne Learat, the founder of Adams & Butler, a Dublin-based company selling luxury Ireland trips. “Ireland, in general, is an affordable destination,” she said. “And with some insider knowledge, you can stretch your money further and have ...

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From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer’s Search for Her Jewish Past

At the same time, I started reaching out through the JewishGen databases to people who had searched similar name-and-place combinations. That’s where I found Kathy Herman. I had never heard of her, but she turned out to be my second cousin on the Russak side. Her grandfather, Benny, was the brother of my great-grandfather Joe. She was the first to ...

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How to Make the Most of a Layover

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru Many fliers view layovers as an inconvenience, but for Jaclyn Sienna India, the owner of the New York City travel company Sienna Charles, they’re an opportunity to explore the destination her flight stops in. “I try to make the place where I have to change planes a part of my vacation,” she said. “Often, these side ...

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