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    Three Perfect Days

  • Three Perfect Days: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Jan 2009

    Three Perfect Days: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Don your darkest shades and prepare to be dazzled by Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Three Perfect Days: Melbourne, Australia
    Nov 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne has a reputation as a buttoned-down town, but arrive on the first Tuesday in November and you might think you’ve stumbled into the Mad Hatter’s tea party


  • Three Perfect Days: Oahu, Hawaii
    Oct 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Oahu, Hawaii

    Islands are like friends. They come into your life just when you need them. Each is different, offering different gifts. Meet O‘ahu, the friend that goes dancing, is sophisticated and urbane, yet dresses up in gaudy tangerine sunsets accessorized with coconut palms and rainbows


  • Three Perfect Days: Glacier National Park
    Sep 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Glacier National Park

    For eons, ice blanketed all but the highest summits of what is now Glacier National Park in Montana. Under writhing ice floes, mountains took shape. Glaciers gnawed gaping valleys, etched rocks, piled up long ridges of rubble, and left large turquoise-blue lakes on the landscape


  • Three Perfect Days: Beijing
    Aug 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Beijing

    The seat of Emperors, the showpiece of a revolution, and now—reinvented once again—Beijing is the happening 21st-century capital of the fastest-changing country on earth


  • Three Perfect Days: Berlin
    Jun 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Berlin

    To describe their city of 3.6 million people, Berliners love the quip “poor but sexy,” coined by Mayor Klaus Wowereit. The German capital may be financially poor, but almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is riding high on a wave of cultural prominence


  • Three Perfect Days: San Antonio, Texas
    Mar 2008

    Three Perfect Days: San Antonio, Texas

    San Antonio’s famous River Walk offers travelers plenty of entertaining options: a romantic barge ride under a canopy of 200-year-old cypress trees, riverside tables perfect for sampling margaritas and local cuisine, and plenty of spas, restaurants, bars, and shops


  • Three Perfect Days: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    Feb 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    The magic of Puerto Vallarta defies explanation. It’s hard to say whether that magic fueled the fiery attraction between Liz Taylor and Richard Burton when he was filming The Night of the Iguana here in 1963 or whether it prompted the movie’s director, John Huston, to claim Puerto Vallarta as home until his final years


  • Three Perfect Days: Bangkok, Thailand
    Jan 2008

    Three Perfect Days: Bangkok, Thailand

    Beguiling and bewildering, subtle and brash, spiritual and sensual—Bangkok is all these and more. Once known as the Venice of the East because of its dependence on canals for transport, Bangkok today is a bustling metropolis with some of Asia’s top hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers


  • Three Perfect Days: Sun Valley, Idaho
    Nov 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Sun Valley, Idaho

    In 1936, diplomatically destined Averell Harriman, the president of Union Pacific Railroad, commissioned Schaffgotsch to search for what could become the American West’s version of the popular Swiss winter sports center St. Moritz


  • Three Perfect Days: Phoenix, Arizona
    Oct 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Phoenix, Arizona

    You’d have thought Phoenix might have grown up by now. It is, after all, the sixth-largest city in the U.S., a sprawling economic powerhouse. The population stands now at about 1.5 million, up from 100,000 in 1950


  • Three Perfect Days: Zürich, Switzerland
    Jul 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Zürich, Switzerland

    Summer is the perfect time to visit Zürich. Plants have burst into profuse bloom, showering the city with color. Restaurants and cafés set up tables on outdoor terraces and wide sidewalks


  • Three Perfect Days: Boston, MA
    May 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Boston, MA

    Parents spread out blankets and mingle with friends while their children run wild at the nearby playground. Lovers find a secluded spot under the shade of a maple tree, dogs chase Frisbees, and a softball game ensues on the fringes of this city block


  • Three Perfect Days: Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i
    Mar 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i

    Kaua‘i may be the rest of the world’s image of the serene South Pacific, but this green jewel of an island is Hawai‘i’s drama queen. And why not? It has starred in more Hollywood hits than Harrison Ford, who raided the island seeking the lost Ark


  • Three Perfect Days: Los Cabos, Mexico
    Jan 2007

    Three Perfect Days: Los Cabos, Mexico

    Despite its longtime reputation as a quick Mexican beach getaway for residents of the U.S. West Coast, today’s Los Cabos has matured into an enticing destination offering more than just cheap margaritas and sling chairs in the sand


  • Three Perfect Days: Bahamas
    Dec 2006

    Three Perfect Days: Bahamas

    “The isles of perpetual June” was George Washington’s impression upon his first visit to the Bahamas in the 1760s. Modern visitors make annual winter treks to this sunny clime for that same reason— the weather is simply sublime


  • Three Perfect Days: Whistler, B.C.
    Nov 2006

    Three Perfect Days: Whistler, B.C.

    When people say Whistler is big, they’re not just talking about the Canadian mountain resort’s size. It’s true that this once-obscure British Columbia fishing, logging, and ski town is now the largest ski and snowboard resort in North America


  • Three Perfect Days: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Oct 2006

    Three Perfect Days: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Travelers have praised the spectacular setting of Rio de Janeiro as far back as the 16th century. British poet Richard Flecknoe in 1655 called it “the most seductive scenery in the world.”


  • Three Perfect Days: Munich, Germany
    May 2006

    Three Perfect Days: Munich, Germany

    “Munchen leuchtet” — Munich glows—wrote German author and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann in celebrating the city he called home. Munich is a magical place. A mild climate and laid-back style make it one of Europe’s most charming cities


  • Three Perfect Days: Nagoya, Japan
    Mar 2006

    Three Perfect Days: Nagoya, Japan

    For quite some time Nagoya was the brunt of jokes in Japan because of its inaka, or rural, status. But those days are no more. Today Nagoya is one of the fastest-growing economic centers in Japan and a focal point for modern as well as traditional culture


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