If you think of the Caribbean as a homogeneous region of swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches, frosty tropical drinks and not much else,think again. This collection of more than 7,000 islands is a wildly diverse melting pot, a microcosm of the entire planet where American, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, African, Indian, Brazilian, Mayan and indigenous influences have come together to create a wholly unique cultural hybrid. Here, we go island hopping—from ackee to zouk.
The 2014–2015 ski season kicks off to a flurry of updates, renovations and openings. From the Alps to the Rockies to the volcanic slopes of Japan, skiers and snowboarders alike will find plenty to get excited about this year. Here, we present 25 reasons—big and small—why we can’t wait to hit the slopes this season.
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While the rest of us hibernate, these 11 American Olympians are braving the ice and snow in pursuit of a medal at the Sochi Games. They took a breather to talk to Hemispheres.
Mardi Gras, the World Cup, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? You don’t need our help to mark those events on your calendar. But if you want to eat roadkill or carry your wife for prizes, we found a few other events you might enjoy.
The best things come from places you can only reach by bridge, boat or plane
Hitting the slopes this season? Take some tips from those in the know
When it comes to luxury real estate, admit it, you like to watch
From branded street artists to 14th-century cobblers, style takes a turn for both the new and old
At its heart, adventure travel is about testing limits—of altitude, temperature and, at times, good sense. Here, some thrill-seeking pros explain the urge to take things to extremes.
What’s on the menu for 2013
Our 2013 family travel special rounds up tales of trips that, while they didn’t go exactly as planned, ended up providing memories for a lifetime
Presenting our annual Tech Special, starring smart TVs, cutting-edge audio and robots, robots, robots!
A toast to gutsy moves and forward thinking by entrepreneurs across all fields
From the world’s largest theme park to Pablo Picasso’s long-awaited return to Paris, here are 25 new things to see and do in 2013
As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, a certain flight impulse takes hold in travelers’ hearts. So, to help facilitate your escape, we offer a dozen of the world’s best island destinations—from tropical to temperate, and classic to unexpected.