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Postcard From Australia: Where Some See Souvenirs and Slang, a Race-in-America Reporter Sees Stereotypes

Yet stereotypes like these continue to complicate the lives of indigenous Australians. “It’s that hum of racism that people deal with every day,” said Stan Grant, a television journalist and one of the country’s best-known Aboriginal people. “It’s not that, you know, this is necessarily going to ruin someone’s life. But it makes you defensive. And it reinforces the message ...

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The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Totnes and Dartington During the 85-mile drive southwest to Totnes from Glastonbury, Somerset’s plains and soft hills gave way to something wilder, more wooded, more forbidding. Before hitting the town itself, I had an appointment on its outskirts to meet Tom Cox, citizen folklorist and naturalist, author of best-selling books about his cats, for lunch at the Riverford Field Kitchen. ...

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A Newcomer to Stockholm Dining Is a Vegetarian Mecca

Photo Mathias Dahlgren continues to rely on what’s regional and seasonal at Rutabaga. Even desserts incorporate greens. Here, snacks served at the start of the meal. Credit Bobo Ohlsson There are chefs who can fill seats based on reputation alone — lead actors whose legion admirers eagerly attend every opening. In Stockholm, that describes Mathias Dahlgren, a founder of the ...

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Revisiting My Hong Kong, 20 Years After the British Left

And I had a darts partner from the Chinese island of Hainan, a painter who spoke as little English as I did Hainanese, which is to say none. But Tak Tung and I became unlikely friends at the dive bar across from my office on Hollywood Road, the Globe. He had a knack — confounding the Britons we defeated — ...

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Kimpton, a Boutique Hotel Pioneer, Sets Its Sights on Europe

Part of our DNA from the beginning has been to create experiences. The modern traveler is always looking for real interactions and it is hard to do that if you’re sitting in a room. One thing we do is keep coffee in the lobby. Over the years, we started to spend more on bars and restaurants, which can be a ...

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How to Plan an African Safari

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru An African safari is a trip that should be on every traveler’s bucket list, according to Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of the luxury travel company Indagare and a 15-time safari veteran. “A safari taps into the primitive ways of humankind because you’re living in the wild and tracking animals the way hunters and gatherers once ...

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Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an adventure, like mountain climbing,” Mr. Badia ...

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What To Read Before Your Galápagos Vacation

Photo With their oversize wildlife and gorgeous scenery, the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador have long attracted nature lovers. Charles Darwin visited in 1835 and was inspired to write his seminal work, “The Origin of Species.” Yet that which has allowed the unmatched natural ecosystem to thrive — its isolation, in particular — has also made it inaccessible to many travelers. ...

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As Travel Industry Awaits Slowdown, Travelers Pack Bags — for Now

Investors do not seem spooked, either. Shares in Wyndham Worldwide, the hotel company, are near their highest ever, as are shares of Marriott International, which merged last year with Starwood Hotels. A Bloomberg index of stocks for airlines based in the United States has risen 6.5 percent since the start of the year. Shares in United Airlines, which faced major ...

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Summer, Reimagined — Minus the Gridlock. Five Alternatives

Though you won’t be summiting 14,000-footers off the coast of Seattle, you will be enveloped in nature. As you bike or hike through craggy shorelines and woodlands, you’ll glimpse wild turkeys, red foxes, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, seals, otters and porpoises. Continue reading the main story The most thrilling sighting, of course, is an orca. From Lime Kiln Point State ...

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