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NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL

Imagining the Timeless Childhood of Beverly Cleary’s Portland
In the winter of 2019, my family traveled on a literary pilgrimage to the Oregon city that left its mark on the celebrated author’s imagination.

Dreaming of an Artisanal Christmas
A Southern California native (me) went looking for an old-fashioned Christmas. She found it in the “Christmas ornament town” of Seiffen, tucked in Germany’s Ore Mountains.


A Year in Paris that Transformed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
As a college student, Jacqueline Bouvier spent her junior year in Paris, and the city became one of the greatest influences of her life.


52 Places to Go in 2019
#48 Plovdiv, Bulgaria


In London, a Restaurant Specializes in Indian Home Cooking
The owner and chef at Darjeeling Express uses recipes handed down by her mother and grandmother from the Kolkata region, with an all-female cast in the kitchen.


The Legacy De Gaulle Left in London
In exile during the Nazi occupation of France, the great general spent three years in the British capital, a period that defined his sense of destiny.


In Florence, Finding the Legacy of One of Literature’s Greatest Couples
For nearly 15 years, the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning lived under the spell of this elegant Renaissance capital – and the mark they left remains.


Footsteps: The West Indian Island That Shaped Alexander Hamilton
Though he left as a teenager, and never returned, his tragic childhood on St. Croix informed his entire life.


Hamilton’s New York Haunts
Like many immigrants to the United States, Alexander Hamilton reinvented himself after arriving here.


52 Places to Go in 2017
#33 Sedona, Arizona


Harvesting Grapes in France, With Champagne As Reward
Taking part in the timeless tradition of the vendange is a way to tax the body and free the mind, cheaply. Selected by The Best American Travel Writing 2017.


Five Volunteer Travel Options in Europe
Looking for a different way to visit Europe? An unpaid volunteer experience – at a farm, winery, or archaeological site – can offer an insider’s view of local culture.


Bites: On St. Croix, a Restaurant Twists Caribbean Classics
Balter, which has a polished charm, artfully adapts comfort food from its native island


Footsteps: Elena Ferrante’s Naples, Then and Now
The anonymous author’s novels can serve as a sort of guidebook to modern Naples.


What to do in Elena Ferrante’s Naples
Tips on how to navigate the city, using the Neapolitan novels of Elena Ferrante as guidebooks.


52 Places to Go in 2016
#47 Thessaloniki, Greece


After Attacks, the Soul of Paris Endures
Missing a favorite market, mon marché


Footsteps: Where Dracula was Born, and It’s Not Transylvania
Bram Stoker spent just four weeks in peaceful Whitby, England — a fishing village on the Yorkshire coast — but it inspired his most famous book and creation. One of the New York Times’s Most Popular Travel Destination Stories of 2015.

 

On Europe’s Goth Trail, From the Brontës to Byron
Need more literary scares? Here are some other spots to follow in the footsteps of other Gothic writers.

 

Overnighter: Ravenna, Italy, Glittering Still
A few miles from the Adriatic Sea, the city has arcade-lined piazzas, wine bars brimming with locals and spectacular Byzantine mosaics.


Footsteps: Searching for ‘Anne of Green Gables’ on Prince Edward Island
More than 100 years after its publication, the book still pulls fans to its island setting.


Tasting France Through 5 Signature Dishes
Explore France through bouillabaisse, choucroute garnie, buckwheat galettes, quenelles de brochet, and cassoulet, in this cover story for New York Times Travel, a #1 most emailed article.


Heads Up: In Paris, A New Breed of Wine Bar
Forget formal and fussy. These spots pair snacks and sips in casual, approachable settings.


Heads Up: Giving Fast Food a Good Name in Washington DC
In a town where things often move at the speed of gridlock, diners can at least get vibrant food fast.


46 Places to Go in 2013
#44 Washington, DC

 

Restaurant Report: La Table d’Aki in Paris
At this intimate spot, the kitchen is staffed by a single person. The flavors, however, are not nearly so modest.


In Paris, Five Shops Where Artisanship Becomes Art
Not every cheese or flower store is created equal. Some are run by craftsmen officially deemed the best: les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.


Footsteps: Where Victor Hugo Found Freedom
In exile on Guernsey, off the coast of France, Hugo poured himself into Les Misérables and his home’s decoration. More than 150 years later, the writer’s Guernsey is still present.


In Europe, Cooking Classes for Every Palate

Cooking classes from London to Istanbul, focus on regional cuisines and seasonal ingredients.


Destination Dining in Department Stores

Review of Le Barouge at Galeries Lafayette.


Footsteps: Following Thomas Jefferson through the vineyards

Explore the celebrated vine-covered slopes of Burgundy as Thomas Jefferson did during a three-month journey in 1787.

In Transit blog

Posts on the travel blog of the New York Times.

WASHINGTON POST

The newest recipe for a French dinner party: Less cooking and more relaxing

How to host an apéro dînatoire, the casual dinner party style now popular in France.


How to make an entire Thanksgiving feast in your Instant Pot

The kitchen device that has taken America by storm is an invaluable tool for preparing what can be an intimidating celebratory feast.

 

FOOD 52

How to bring all the luck into your life for the Chinese New Year

Delicious (and non-edible) traditions.


How to order at a French café

Decoding the insiders drinks menu.


A Bit of Taco Wisdom from an 80-Year-Old SoCal Cantina

The story behind the OG Cal-Mex taco.


Where to Slurp Noodles in Paris, For & Beyond the Lunar New Year

Explore the history and restaurants of three Chinese neighborhoods in Paris.


Don’t Cut Lettuce With a Table Knife, and Other French Salad-Eating Rules

Is salad the most rigid part of a French meal?


A Tour of France in 10 Composed Salads

From Lyonnaise to bo bun.


The tool French cooks swear by to get dinner on the table – and fast

French tips for making the most of your pressure cooker

 

VOGUE.COM


Six Non-French Dishes to Eat in Paris

If you want to eat like a local, try trading steak frites for sushi.


The Best Parisian Pâtisseries Are All on One Delicious Street

Rue du Bac is arguably the sweetest street in all of Paris.


Where to Drink Champagne Récoltant Manipulant in Paris

Artisanal Champagne RM is giving the big houses a run for their money.

 

THE KITCHN


How to Make Traditional Cassoulet

It takes four days and it’s worth it.


The 5 Unsung Heroes of Regional French Cuisine

From farçous to flammekueche, with recipes.


Guinness Record Holder for “World’s Largest Gingerbread Village” Shares His Best Tips

An expert’s advice for gingerbread house construction.


France’s Favorite Grocery Store Only Sells Frozen Food

A look at Picard Surgelés — how it started, why people love it, and whether it might ever come stateside.

CONDE NAST TRAVELER


Why you should visit Chantilly

Horses, whipped cream, and a glorious château—Chantilly is Paris’s most underrated neighbor

 

Favorite Paris Restaurants

Where I love to eat and drink in the City of Light.


Eat in Paris like a Local

Five authentic restaurants