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Conde Nast Traveler February 2017

Condé Nast Traveler magazine is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers. Each monthly issue features breathtaking destinations, including the finest art, architecture, fashion, culture, cuisine, lodgings, and shopping. With Condé Nast Traveler as your guide, you'll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises.

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2 min.
contributors

Rachel Cusk Writer In the Name of Love, p. 60 The airplane of your dreams would come equipped with? Someone I’ve always longed to meet—D.H. Lawrence perhaps, or Thomas Mann—as my neighbor. Best souvenir from a recent trip? My favorite place to go on holiday is southern Crete. The house where we stay in the White Mountains is very wild, so much so that it can be quite hard to relate the experience to our normal lives. Last time, we brought back a seed packet of local herbs. The plants are astonishingly evocative and potent in my London kitchen. Erin Florio Writer/Editor Goes Down Easy, p. 54 Biggest hotel pet peeve? When WiFi isn’t included in the room rate at a pricey hotel—it’s like charging for running water. What places top your travel bucket list? Ethiopia has compelling cultural…

3 min.
where you lead

A recent family trip to Japan over Thanksgiving was a welcome reprieve from the post-election pall. With itineraries and subway routes to plot at the beginning and end of each day, my husband and I managed to distract ourselves from our MSNBC habit, at least temporarily. Spotty Wi-Fi served up the tragicomic cavalcade of cabinet nominees in dribs and drabs. For once, I was grateful for the failure of technology to mainline the news updates in real time, happily defaulting to airplane mode for chunks of the day. It was also the one time in my travel life that I felt comfortably cocooned in my own foreignness—happy not to hear what locals were saying about America in this mortifying moment. The only self-explanatory comment on the election came in the form…

2 min.
plan now do como right

After my fiancé and I spent a week in Lake Garda a couple of summers ago, hiking the Alps, swimming at Spiaggia Sabbioni, eating our weight in pistachio gelato, and drinking too many Negronis, I’ve wanted to get back to this Lombardian lake region. Last summer was out, what with all the Christo madness on Lake Iseo, but this year we’re eyeing Como. I knew we had to lock down the details for high season earlier than we did with Garda. Specialists like Andrea Grisdale said we should book private boats (most of Como’s sites are best approached by water) and guides at least six months out—which will mean being able to get to and from Isola Comacina on our own timetable, and nabbing a terrace seat at Trattoria del…

1 min.
where+were

La Vie en Rose Nothing will make you feel more like a local in France than tying a silk scarf to your handbag—and knowing the best place to pick up flowers to bring to someone’s house for dinner Shot on location in Bor deaux, where Sadia Fleurs, on the allées de Tourny, will create beautiful, unfussy arrangements. Amazingly, a substantial bouquet like these English roses and heather will set you back only $50. (The best chocolate shop, Cadiot-Badie, happens to be right next door.) Bag and scarf, Bvlgari boutiques nationwide…

1 min.
marrakech, morocco this is the trip to pile on color, textures, and a little bit of bling

While everyone else is beelining to the Caribbean this month, consider Marrakech instead: It’s nearly as warm (around 75°), and the new five-suite Jasper Conran–designed riad L’Hôtel Marra kech (below) is reason enough to go. Located in the center of the medina, it’s a 15-minute walk to Jemaa el Fna and the souks—where you’ll find Berber wedding blankets, leather slippers in every color, and local argan oil. Stop for lunch at No mad, in the spice market, and ask for a rooftop table for views of the walled city with your tagine. Resist the urge to carpetshop in the souk—haggling is exhausting and the fake factor is high. For the best antique and rare tribal rugs, taxi to blissfully quiet Galerie Le Pacha. You’ll pay a bit more, but they…

1 min.
plane clothes

“IF YOU PACK EVERYTHING IN ONE COLOR PALETTE, YOU’LL BRING 30 PERCENT LESS” I pack clothes that are durable and comfortable but a little dressed up. This Moncler Gamme Bleu blazer, designed by Thom Browne, looks tailored, but it feels like a sweatshirt and it’s wrinkle-proof. I’ve fully embraced the designer-sneaker trend. These are Lanvin, but I have some from Bottega Veneta and Alexander McQueen, too. If I’m not in sneakers, I’ll do a Salvatore Ferragamo monk strap or driving loafer with Paul Smith socks. On a normal day, I’d never listen to country music, but when I fly—especially across the country —I find it comforting to listen to the in-flight radio station. Our company makes everything in Japan, so I visit Tokyo at least once a year. I love going to the department…