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Ibn Battuta

Travel Writing

The Best Bed and Breakfasts to Book in Connecticut

This state embodies all the historic charm of New England – red barns, white steeples and colonial country estates – just a short train ride from New York City. By staying at the best bed and breakfasts in Connecticut, which are generally small and owner-operated, you experience the local culture in a way no chain hotel can recreate. From the storied seaports of Westbrook and Greenwich, to the Farmington Hills and the Connecticut River Valley, each of the properties on this list has its own unique character and story to tell.

The Ultimate 10-Day New England Road Trip Itinerary

White steeples against crisp blue skies, glorious autumn colors and fall foliage like you wouldn’t believe, fresh lobster rolls, REAL maple syrup – New England conjures all kinds of cozy associations! And some not so cozy, like great white sharks, witch-hunts, whaling, and rabid sports fans (don’t worry, they don’t attack unless you’re wearing a Yankees hat). Whether you’re planning a fall getaway or a summer vacation, the coastline and mountains of New England make for one truly unforgettable road trip!

The Best Luxury Hotels in Boston

It’s not the Asian-contemporary decor, Frette linens, or in-house French bistro that earns the Mandarin Oriental the most rave reviews – it’s the spa, which consistently gobbles up awards.

The ritual begins with a hot towel and fragrant cup of tea before moving on to the quartz-crystal steam room and the heated Vitality Pool – all this before your treatment even begins. Choose between favorites like the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage or the Millennial Posture Treatment.
Marisol Benitez

The People's Guelaguetza: Oaxaca Reclaims its Most Time-Honored Tradition

Despite the threatening clouds, the procession swelled in size, stretching as far as I could see in either direction. I was swept along by the crowd, down winding cobblestone streets and past colonial buildings painted tropical fruit colors. In doorways and windows, behind the wrought iron curlicues, whole families stood and cheered. This kind of procession, called a calenda, is how the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, traditionally kick off a fiesta, and the Guelaguetza of Lunes del Cerro is the bigges

Where to Stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Set on a former dude ranch in the sunlit foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado feels secluded, but is actually just 10 minutes from downtown galleries and restaurants. Plan the expedition of your dreams – traverse the red rocks of Abiquiú in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe, or ride the rapids of the Rio Grande – with the help of the hotel’s Adventure Center. Or stay and enjoy the enchanting mountain views from your private patio or the hillside p

Marry, Fuck, Desert Island

Profa perches on the edge of a desk, long tawny legs crossed under her miniskirt. She’s around forty, with wavy black hair and a faint mustache on her upper lip. She expounds on Marx’s theory of alienated labor between drags on her cigarette. In her Cuban accent, Marx sounds like Mars.

The classroom walls are blue grey, except where desks have chipped away sedimentary layers of green and burnt orange. The only light comes from four tall, narrow windows, screened by an overgrown palm tree. Elect

The Best Hotels in Washington DC With Parking

From plush velvet sofas and Persian rugs, to tribal-print throw pillows, this West End hotel is the epitome of boho chic. Start your day with a yoga class in the plant-filled courtyard. Hang out in the “living room”, an inviting open-concept communal space that replaces a traditional lobby. Curl up with a book in one of the living room’s welcoming seating areas, or sidle up to the bar for a craft cocktail. Set the mood with a record from El Donut Shoppe, which sells new and used vinyl from its s