Top Travel Articles of 2016


From Majorca to the Great Lakes, we guided readers around the globe in 2016. In addition to our always popular annual Places to Go list, here are some of our most-popular features and 36 Hours columns.

Features

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CreditJing Wei

Love Undone

I was in love with my boyfriend. I went with him to an island paradise, and was excited to get to know him better. It would have been wiser to know less.

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Traveling through the Thousand Islands.
CreditSara Fox for The New York Times

From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea

I was so used to driving and flying, my understanding of North America had become distorted. Then I took a slow boat through four Great Lakes. I saw every mile.

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CreditDavid Azia for The New York Times

Seven Places in Europe We Call Home

From Madrid to Istanbul, our contributors reveal the hidden delights of their European homes: jewel-box gardens, neighborhood cafes, secret coves.

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In Venice’s Jewish Ghetto.
CreditAndrea Wyner for The New York Times

500 Years of Jewish Life in Venice

A journey into one of the world’s oldest Jewish ghettos, where this year a long, rich history is commemorated.

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Cefalù, a picturesque town that hugs the coastline.
CreditSusan Wright for The New York Times

Enthralled by Sicily, Again

I traveled with three generations of family to one of my favorite places on earth and wondered: Can you ever go back again?


36 Hours

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The village of Manarola, one of Cinque Terre’s five towns.
CreditSusan Wright for The New York Times

Cinque Terre, Italy

This wildly rugged slice of Ligurian coast with its five tiny towns is a delight for hikers, foodies and wine enthusiasts.

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De Brouwersgracht, one of the canals in Amsterdam’s city center.
CreditIlvy Njiokiktjien for The New York Times

Amsterdam

With new restaurants and night spots, and the reopening of the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam is in the midst of an exciting renewal.

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Porto at sunset, with the cathedral at left and the Dom Luís I bridge at right.
CreditDaniel Rodrigues for The New York Times

Porto, Portugal

From its stunning Beaux-Arts station to its cool bars serving Porto’s signature drink, this charming city combines the best of old and new.

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Downtown Asheville at sunset, from Town Mountain Road.
CreditSusannah Kay for The New York Times

Asheville, N.C.

Mountain-ringed and progressively minded, the city that calls itself Land of the Sky is renowned for its creative spirit.

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A toboggan ride heads toward the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
CreditRenaud Philippe for The New York Times

Quebec City

In Quebec’s capital, hip and historic exist side by side, with cultural and culinary enticements for all manner of visitors.

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