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On our watch • Okay, a personal question: what items have you stolen from your hotel room? In a survey of 1,157 hoteliers by hotel-review company Wellness Heaven, towels, bathrobes and clothes hangers topped the list of most-plundered amenities… but there were also a number of head-scratching surprises that cropped up.
#TLASIA • IT’S ALL ABOUT DRAMATIC BACKDROPS THIS MONTH WITH READER SNAPS THAT SHOWCASE ASIA’S STRIKING DIVERSITY.
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Where to go 2020 • A shiny new decade brings the promise of adventures near and far. With wander lust-worthy destinations across Asia, Africa and the Antipodes all the way to a Scandinavian surfing town, we launch the year with 20 of our top travel spots to keep you moving in 2020.
The Big Blue • Beyond the overwater villas and sparkling lagoons, the friendly giants of the Maldives inhabit a paradise of their own. Eloise Basuki jumps into the deep.
Little Red Cook Book • How a nostalgic homage to lost delicacies is putting high-end Cantonese back on the menu.
Farm Fresh • In pastoral New Zealand, natural remedies, modern therapies and indigenous wisdom power a one-of-a-kind wellness experience.
Come As You Are • As Thailand targets the LGBT+ market, local hoteliers are adopting cool new services and amenities that give deeper meaning to the term “allinclusive.”
The Jungle Nook • A new suite in a beloved boutique hotel lets you feel the call of the wild in the middle of Bangkok. Jeninne Lee-St. John chats with hotelier and designer Eugene Yeh about opening up his private residence to guests.
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A Second Date In Paradise • Just west of Tahiti, on the dreamy French Polynesian island of Moorea, Maggie Shipstead takes a leap to test the waters of a budding relationship.
My Own Private Portugal • Lisbon and coastal enclaves like Comporta may be booming—but Sara B. Franklin finds that in the tiny seaside town of Porto Côvo life moves as slowly as ever.
Go Where the Wild Things Are • Ali Wunderman travels through Yellowstone National Park in hopes of glimpsing gray wolves in their element—and learning why these creatures continue to capture our imagination.
On This Golden Shore • Stability and prosperity are luring visitors to Senegal—from the cosmopolitan streets of the capital, Dakar, to some of West Africa’s most idyllic, unspoiled reserves and
African Landing • Just outside Arusha, this 100-year-old lodge makes a cozy launch pad for adventure—problem is, you might not want to leave.
Culture Gets an Update in Austria • With boundary-pushing contemporary arts initiatives and sleek new hotels, this isn’t the same destination your stodgy opera-loving Aunt Gladys once knew.
T+L READER SPECIALS • Start 2020 with a leisurely staycation, recover from New Year’s revelry with a tropical wellness escape, treat the family to some beach time, or ramp up the romance in the Maldives.
Destination Paro • TURNS OUT BHUTAN’S SECOND CITY OFFERS MORE EXCITEMENT THAN MAGNIFICENT TIGER’S NEST AND THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORT APPROACH. JOE CUMMINGS DALLIES A WHILE ON AN EATING, DRINKING, SPIRIT-RENEWING...