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Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
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NEW YORK
Spring and Summer NYC Getaways
New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there's plenty of charm and relief...
UTAH
DIAMONDBACK BIKES
BIKES
BICYCLES
WOMENS BIKES
WESTERN SPIRIT
GOOSEBERRY MESA
SINGLE TRACK BIKING
Test Riding the 2017 Clutch 2 on Utah's Desert Trails
Hurricanes don’t happen in the desert but an early settler in Utah was convinced there was one, thus naming the town of Hurricane after the fateful event. Hurricane is located in Washington County just outside of St George. It's the last town one hits...
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THE SILO HOTEL
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ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA
ZEITZ MOCCA
THOMAS HEATHERWICK
THE ROYAL PORTFOLIO
The Silo Hotel, Cape Town
Walking into the three-room Royal Suite on the ninth floor of Cape Town's Silo Hotel is a little like entering a physical manifestation of “Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes.” Your dropped jaw is followed by a grin, and as the golden sun bursting...
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Word of Mouth: Copenhagen
by Nicolas Stecher Located on the Danish islands Zealand and Amager, the country's capital Copenhagen is ever-changing. While it garners attention for its culinary scene, it's also host to a kind of renaissance in its fashion, coffeehouse, art and...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
SARATOGA SPRINGS
RACETRACKS
HOTELS
MOTELS
HOTEL DESIGN
STUDIO TACK
TRAVERS STAKE
SARATOGA RACING
RACING
The Brentwood, Saratoga Springs
Driving onto the Brentwood Hotel's gravel courtyard—which itself clamors with growls of welcome—one can't help but let out a sigh of relief. It's a four-hour commitment from NYC, and the Taconic State Parkway doesn't offer much to look at in the colder...
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Word of Mouth: Golden, BC
The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier...
GAME OF THRONES
BLACK TOMATO
WESTWORLD
ADVENTURE TRAVEL
EXOTIC DESTINATION
TOM MARCHANT
WORLD TRAVEL
ADVENTURES
LUXURY TRAVEL
THE ARCTIC
THE CONGO
GREENLAND
FAROE ISLANDS
Game of Thrones and Westworld Travel Adventures with Black Tomato
For some, travel is a calculated obsession, satiated by a ticking of boxes that represent a location and the accompanying desire. For others, that's not enough. Travel requires reaching the ends of the earth and going beyond the realm of normalcy...
BASEL
SWITZERLAND
BASELWORLD
ART BASEL
HOTELS
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WORD OF MOUTH
RHINE RIVER
VITRA
VITRA MUSEUM
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WOHNGEIST
HERZOG DE MEURON
Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland doesn't draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city's epic Messeplatz...
WORD OF MOUTH
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BANFF
SNOW
CANADA
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Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
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Nowboat: Seafaring Adventure Platform
Yacht and sailing adventures represent one of the fastest growing categories in travel. In fact, it's forecasted that by 2020, $51 billion will be spent on seafaring and everything that accompanies it. An avid kite-surfer and world traveler, Giovanni...
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WINTER SPORTS
ICE CLIMBING
ADVENTURE
ADVENTURE SPORTS
ALL-WOMEN
BANFF
SNOWSPORTS
BRITISH COLUMBIA
HUENIKEN
All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC
Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock...
BROOKLYN
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Most of the greatest Manhattan skyline vantage points are outside of the island. For a long while now, anyone hoping for a hotel room with a view selected midtown skyscrapers or committed to upper floors in downtown establishments. In the past few...
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citizenM Takes London
Boutique hotel chain citizenM hinted at world domination when we reviewed their first—and currently only—Stateside location in Times Square, New York City a few years ago; and they're getting closer to their goal with every opening (peek their map...
SKIING
SNOWSPORTS
SNOWBOARDING
BRITISH COLUMBIA
REVELSTOKE
PARAGLIDING
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OUTDOORS
TRAVEL
ADVENTURE
Paragliding, Cat- and Heli-Skiing at Revelstoke, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia has the longest vertical descent in North America—set atop Mt MacKenzie in the Selkirk Range. With views overlooking the stunning Monashee Mountains and the Columbia River Valley, Revelstoke is part of...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
SAILING
BERMUDA
AMERICAS CUP
AMERICAS CUP 2017
SPORT
CARIBBEAN
TRAVEL
ADVENTURE
Sailing in Bermuda with America's Cup 2017
Just a two-hour flight from the shores of New York sits Bermuda, a colorful little island known mostly for its pink sand beaches and its role as a secluded playground for rockstars, investment bankers and honeymooners. But lately, the 21-mile-long...
GRAND HOTEL KRONENHOF
PONTRESINA
SWITZERLAND
ST MORITZ
SNOW SPORTS
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ENGADINE VALLEY
ENGADIN
PIERRE-YVES ROCHON
SPAS
Pontresina, Switzerland's Grand Hotel Kronenhof
A collection of time-tested attributes unite behind the words "Grand Hotel." Some allude to a palatial structure, others reference five-star service and even more address historic international clientele. All of this can be found at Pontresina, Switzerland...
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ONLY YOU ATOCHA
ONLY YOU HOTELS
Only YOU Atocha, Madrid
The idea of a themed hotel sounds twee in words, but if executed thoughtfully and with a playful approach, it can be decidedly successful—even sophisticated. The latter is certainly the case with the new Only YOU hotel in Madrid: Only YOU Atocha. From...
ST MORITZ
KULM HOTEL
ENGADINE
SWITZERLAND
SWISS ALPS
SKI TOWNS
FIVE STAR HOTELS
LORD NORMAN FOSTER
KULM COUNTRY CLUB
ENGADIN
DANIEL HUMM
Five Facets of The Historic Kulm Hotel St Moritz
Tucked in the southeastern corner of Switzerland, the Engadine valley—and its centerpiece St Moritz—carries a century and a half of history and stakes claim to the birth of Swiss winter tourism. A region of four languages—Italian, Swiss-German, French...
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BIKES
Photo Essay: Cycling Through Cuba
by Daniel Golden Cycling across Cuba is an incredible and worthwhile adventure, but is a trip that requires good planning and the understanding that the countryside is still undeveloped and resources are quite scarce. It's a beautiful place with...
MIAMI
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OMA
REM KOOLHAAS
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PAO
LOS FUEGOS
TIERRA SANTA HEALING HOUSE
CASA FAENA
CASA CLARIDGE
BRANDON HAW
BAZ LUHRMANN
Miami Beach's Faena District
Occupying a stretch of beachfront land from 32nd to 36th Streets in Miami Beach (and reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Indian Creek Drive), the Faena District comprises a series of architecturally captivating buildings, each with its own carefully...
SURFING
TRAVEL
WOMEN
NICARAGUA
SURF SCHOOLS
Surf with Amigas, Nicaragua
One of the fastest growing surf schools in the world is Surf With Amigas, based in Nicaragua and founded by former competitive surfer Holly Beck Obermeyer. It's an all-female surf camp with a mission for women to create connections, and support and...
SKIING
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SNOW
BRITISH COLUMBIA
CANADA
SOL MOUNTAIN LODGE
SKI LODGES
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TRAVEL
WINTER SPORTS
30,000 Acres of Backcountry Terrain at Sol Mountain Lodge, British Columbia
by Sasha Barkans Ask any skier or snowboarder what their dream day would look like and their answers will be remarkably similar: deep untracked snow, no lift lines, and diverse terrain. The hunt for the aforementioned conditions and features is...
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BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Travel
Even though travel can be exhausting, it's something curious minds can never truly tire of—and the CH editorial team is no exception to that rule. Over the past year, our full-time staff and freelancers all over the world have delivered stories about...
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