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Conde Nast Traveler November 2016

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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Kate Cunningham CNT’s Senior Photo Research Editor Checking In, p. 50 The airplane of your dreams would have? A dog-friendly section and a little dog run. What scent or taste takes you right back to a place? The intense smell of grapes being turned into wine reminds me of harvest in Napa Valley, where I grew up. Favorite new place to drink? There’s this tiny historic spot in Lisbon called A Ginjinha, where you drop in for a cheap, tasty shot of sourcherry liqueur. Tourists know about it now, but the local old men are still dedicated clientele. Grant Legan Contributing photographer Beauty and the Beasts, p. 158 Do you prefer to travel by land, sea, or air? Air. I often muse: “How amazing is it that we can fly to the other end of the world?” Favorite airport amenity? Coin lockers in Japan…

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early check-in

As the children of a singer/actress, my older sister and I spent most of our vacations on the road with our mother. Sometimes we’d stay put for a while, like the time we lived at the Fairmont in San Francisco for the six-week run of a show. Other times it was two days in, say, a Howard Johnson in San Antonio followed by a day at the Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth. We were like doll-size roadies, accompanying our mother to the theater before a performance to do sound checks, strategically positioning ourselves to detect variance in sound between orchestra and mezzanine seats. But between rehearsal and performance, we were let loose in whatever hotel we happened to call home for the night, week, or entire summer. Unlike even the safest…

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editor’s itinerary

Plan Now Spring Skiing Out West This time of year, I start planning a ski vacation that I inevitably take in Utah and always in March. Why? A few reasons: 1. Most springs, seemingly out of nowhere, Utah is blessed by the powder (or Mormon?) god with epic dumps. (Last season, Alta Ski Area got 80 inches in March alone.) The day after, you can ski in a T-shirt and après at on-mountain patios full of hatless raccoon-eyed adults clutching beer cans and soaking in vitamin D. 2. You can take a direct morning flight from major hubs on the East or West coast and be on a chairlift that afternoon, since the resorts near Parley’s Canyon (Deer Valley and Park City), Little Cottonwood Canyon (Snowbird and Alta), and Big Cottonwood Canyon…

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the long weekend

ISLAND HOP A RECENT TRIP TO CUBA FOR THE CHANEL SHOW REMINDS US HOW MUCH GROUND YOU CAN COVER IN JUST 72 HOURS There’s something about Cuba’s proximity—an easy three-hour flight from Newark on United—that makes its more than a half century of political and cultural isolation even more poignant. And as with all things verboten, as soon as the overall loosening of restrictions for American tourists hit, Cuba moved to the top of our bucket lists overnight. In recent years, travelers there have fallen into two camps: early adopters who overlooked the mediocre food and lack of decent accommodations and infrastructure, earning a lifetime of bragging rights, and everyone else—those of us who want to get there before big development turns the island into something else. The fascinating reality is…

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on location

VENICE, ITALY EVERYDAY ELEGANCE, FROM THE FLOWER MARKET TO THE OPERA On Our Radar Winter opera season at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice (below) kicks off this month with Aqua granda, a dramatization of the city’s Great Flood of 1966. Also this month: A retrospective of Italian Abstract Expressionist Tancredi Parmeggiani’s paintings opens at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The Dopolavoro Dining Room at the JW Marriott Venice just earned its first Michelin star for dishes like chef Giancarlo Perbellini’s griddle-cooked suckling pig belly with tomato pesto and morels. » Local treasure All’Arco, at the foot of the Rialto Bridge, is still the perfect spot for people watching over a glass of Prosecco and cicchetti. Clockwise from top left: Still lifes by Tom Gorman (3); Chris Gorman; courtesy Dolce & Gabbana; Tom Gorman. Photograph by…

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plane clothes

“I READ CRIME FICTION ON THE PLANE—IT TAKES MY MIND OFF MY OWN LIFE”*SUNO DESIGNER MAX OSTERWEIS* AND HIS WIFE, STYLIST KATE FOLEY, ON PRE-FLIGHT CAVIAR AND TRAVELING IN HEELS MAX : I wear the same uniform for work and travel—white leather Converse All Stars, black Levi’s 501s, and an American Apparel V-neck. It’s one less decision I have to make. KATE : I don’t normally wear heels on a plane, except for these Céline platforms. They’re super-comfortable, and I have to wear them because they’re too heavy to pack. Same with this quilted silk jacquard coat from Suno. MAX: I always bring a good lip balm. I swear by a brand called ClimbOn that was originally developed to heal cracked skin on rock climbers’ fingers. KATE : I’m English, so I always have…