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Travel + Leisure April 2019

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SEDUCED BY SAN MIGUEL (P. 100) In November, Travel + Leisure’s executive editor made his first visit to the Mexican colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, where he was struck as much by the sense of history as by all the great meals he had. “In this part of Mexico,” he says, “you really do feel the ghosts.” RISING ON THE RIVER (P. 42) In China’s Guangxi province, an influx of tourists has threatened traditional ways of life, so the D.C.-based writer was relieved to find new hotels working to preserve the region’s rich heritage. But the highlight of his trip was “floating down the Li River, taking in the landscapes that have inspired generations of watercolor scroll artists.” A NEAPOLITAN STORY (P. 77) On her journey to the gritty, glorious settings of Elena…

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operation vacation

At Travel + Leisure, we want every American to join us in committing to use up all our vacation days this year. So we created Operation Vacation, a program of exclusive travel deals designed to inspire your next trip. Whatever experience you’re looking for, you’ll find dozens of terrific discounts on flights, hotels, cruises, and vacation packages at travelandleisure.com/operation- vacation. Here are two of this month’s highlights. 1. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis 42 PERCENT OFF A perennial winner in the World’s Best Awards, Nisbet is set on 30 acres of a Caribbean plantation. Activities include a guided hike and a rum shop tour. You can even hop to the sister island of St. Kitts to maximize your stay. DETAILS: 42 percent off five-night stays through December 19; book by May 31. Offer…

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letter from the editor

I BEGAN MY career at Travel + Leisure in June of 2013 as a senior editor, fairly certain I had landed my dream job. I had been an avid reader of the magazine for years, saving articles (and yes, I mean ripping out pages) on the best new places to stay in Paris and where to dine in Tokyo. If T+L recommended it, it was legit, and I was going—either in my head or in real life. Six years later, after going on assignment to places as varied as India and St. Bart’s, Argentina and Japan, my travel wish list has not gotten shorter—it’s actually become longer. As the world grows smaller thanks to technology, my hunger and ambition to see it all only expands. I also find it harder, in…

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at a new qatari museum, past meets present

The desert rose, an intricate crystal formation found in Arabia, was the model for the petal-like design of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar (qm.org.qa), which opened in late March in Doha, the capital. Nearly a decade in the making, the museum comprises 11 galleries that trace the history of this small country, set on a peninsula in the Persian Gulf. The collection includes artifacts from ancient nomadic and fishing communities, an 1865 carpet embroidered with 1.5 million pearls, and work from contemporary Qatari artists. The centerpiece of the nearly mile-long exhibition space is the restored century-old palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani, an influential Qatari leader.…

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why west palm beach is suddenly worth a weekend

WHEN I WAS a kid in suburban South Florida, my family would day-trip up I-95 to the gilded island of Palm Beach to gape at marzipan mansions and manicured beach resorts. Going home, we’d cross the bridge and reenter the mainland through sleepy West Palm Beach—a welcome decompression chamber after the island’s snobbery. Today, a high-speed train has made the town an easy 75-minute jaunt from Miami, and in February, Foster & Partners’ $100 million, 59,000-square-foot expansion of the Norton Museum of Art (norton.org) opened to the public. It’s just a fraction of the $3.3 billion pouring in to the area. “The city has a new feeling of optimism,” architect Norman Foster told me as he showed off the new additions. Here’s how I spent a long weekend in the…

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a day trip of stockholm’s most intriguing art venues

START YOUR TOUR by checking in to the new Bank Hotel (bankhotel.se; doubles from $180), whose vast holdings of original works by emerging Swedish artists make it feel like a collector’s opulent home. The landmarked 1910 façade, a Deco masterpiece in its own right, hints at the building’s history as a bank; the old vaults now host quirky exhibitions, like a survey of fashion photography. Stockholm’s waterfront Nationalmuseum (nationalmuseum.se) recently reopened after a five-year renovation that tripled its display capacity. The collections strike a balance between obscure treasures (a delicate, filigreed tiara from 1806) and moments of Hey, I know that painting! (Look for Caravaggio, Renoir, Rembrandt, and more.) In Kungsträdgården Park (Jussi Björlings Allé), step down into the metro station, an eerie grotto with painted bedrock that makes it feel like…