It’s 5 a.m., 30˚F, and everyone is huddled against the bus, bracing against the ripping wind. Dawn is breaking to the east, the horizon shifting from black to a gradient of deepening purples, extinguishing the stars one by one. The inhospitable backdrop begins to take […]
Travel + Leisure | Nov. 2015 As hints of autumn creep over the vine-striped hills of Piedmont, in northwestern Italy, farmers ready themselves: truffle season has begun.
Local riding clubs throughout Europe ritually celebrate hunting season with the annual Hubertus Hunt, a race typically help on the first weekend of November. Today, no real hunt occurs; instead, a horseback procession follows dogs trailing a mock scent—or a foxtail pinned to a lead […]
Fear: the natural survival instinct responding to the threat of danger. I had already flown 10,000 miles from home. I had already come alone. But the life of an adrenaline junkie is a difficult one—there is only the next challenge, the next destination, the next jump. […]
In the late afternoon, when the air is calm and the sun is beginning to set, you might see locals hopping a cement wall to reach the narrow, hidden beach just below Boulevard Maréchal Juin, a winding road that snakes its way down the craggy […]
The last evening of any worldly trip deserves an authentic meal. And in Stockholm, there’s no better place to dine than at Gamla Stan’s Den Gyldene Freden (Österlånggatan 51; gyldenefreden.se), which dates back to 1722 and remains the oldest restaurant in the world to retain its […]