Big Bridge, also known as the Jaws bridge, where leaping into the water at high tide is a rite of summer. Photograph: Erik Jacobs/New York Times

This summer marks 40 years since Steven Spielberg’s Jaws made Martha’s Vineyard a household name, setting off the island’s inexorable transformatio(...)

Forsyth Park in Savannah. Photograph: Adam Kuehl for The New York Times

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions – mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours – give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre(...)

The arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cancún meets San Diego on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where two towns, rowdy Cabo San Lucas to the west and quieter San José de(...)

UNDATED -- BC-TRAVEL-TIMES-PARIS-LEFT-BANK-ART-NYTSF -- Saturday Evening: At the Eiffel Tower, experience lÕheure bleue, that magical twilight when the whole city is suffused in an ethereal light. Two elevators will whoosh you to the top (or, if youÕre feeling dauntless, tackle the 1,665 steps. Or cross the river and, within sight of the tower, join the ballroom dancers at the Trocadero. (CREDIT: Chris Carmichael for The New York Times)

While the Right Bank of Paris has seen internationalism and the irrepressible rise of “bobos”, the Left Bank has been able to preserve the soul of (...)

Paolo Sorrentino’s mesmerizing film La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), which won an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 2014, sparked contr(...)

Enjoy a classic Beijing specialty at Duck de Chine.  Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Beijing
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  • March 21, 2015, 01:30

It seems like only yesterday that Beijing had its much-ballyhooed “coming out” party – the 2008 Summer Olympics – but things don’t slow down much i(...)

Jerry’s Sno Cones: a taste of the 1970s. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Memphis

Maybe even more Music City than Nashville, its country cousin to the east, Memphis has strong affiliations with not one musical genre but three. It(...)

The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
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  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

  Sarajevo from a spot overlooking the city. Photographs: Djamila Grossman for The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Sarajevo
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  • November 23, 2013, 01:00

At midday in Sarajevo, muezzins call from minarets as church bells echo through the Dinaric Alps. Street cars rumble past hookah smokers and cafe-goer(...)

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