Travel

The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi Got a Major Makeover. Here Is a First Look.

New Delhi’s Oberoi hotel has a dear place in my heart, as it does for many city natives. On special occasions, including my sixth birthday, my parents and grandmother would take my sister and me to the property’s restaurant, the Café, for afternoon tea and pastries — the flaky chocolate cake was a favorite. But my family’s affiliation with the ...

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13 of Our Favorite Travel Reads From 2017

Dawn After the Tempests The novelist Edwidge Danticat reflects on the devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria to many Caribbean islands whose economies rely on tourism. The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.CreditDaniel Rodrigues for The New York Times In Spain, Secrets and a Possible Betrayal It was summer in Granada, and I told myself I was in love, the novelist Alexander ...

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Road to Recovery – The New York Times

In January, our son died at the age of 5, suddenly but not unexpectedly. He had been born with a complicated heart condition that required multiple surgeries and frequent medical attention. His short life had been filled with miracles, and he had a calm spirit that balanced the normal-kid energy of his two brothers. The five of us often took ...

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At Three National Monuments, Quiet Trails and Questions About the Future

Scrambling on the Sandstone at Grand Staircase Jay and I wondered what the climb back out would be like as we made our way down a wide, smooth, but radically tilted carapace of sandstone toward Upper Calf Creek Falls. This was a “trail,” visible mostly as an imaginary line between rock cairns. We had to brace ourselves against the steep ...

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An Amusement Park for Foodies

A million square feet of Italian delicacies. That was the first thing I heard about FICO Eataly World, the new culinary attraction in Bologna, Italy. Like many food lovers, I knew Eataly for its grocery stores: Years earlier I’d visited the original Eataly mega-delicatessen in Turin, and I’d seen the headlines when oversize Eataly branches had opened in New York, ...

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Pasteles, a Puerto Rican Tradition, Have a Special Savor Now

Pastel-making is fraught with time-consuming tasks, the hardest being the making of the banana-and-plantain masa. Equally taxing is the layering of ingredients — masa; either meat, seafood or vegetables; and Spanish-style extras like olives, raisins or chickpeas — onto sheets of banana leaf and parchment paper. Those are all folded into rectangular little packages and tied up, two at a ...

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The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu. These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which included the hanging gardens of Babylon and the pyramids of ...

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The Last Resort? Canyon Ranch Succumbs to Botox

“We’re not adding cosmetic procedures, we’re adding confidence procedures,” Ms. Docherty said at the Lenox location, a Gilded Age mansion that has undergone a $10 million renovation. “Our product is personal, precise and science based.” Photo The Canyon Ranch C.E.O., Susan Docherty. Credit Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times She would like to open Canyon Ranches in Florida and ...

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Travel Tips From Comedians: Gary Owen

Like anything else, travel tastes can change as one gets older. The comedian and Cincinnati native Gary Owen used to get pumped up about exploring a city’s night life. Now, breakfast is the highlight of his days on the road. “It’s almost like I get excited to get up in the morning, like you would if you were going to ...

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