Destinations

Seafaring with Crystal Cruises.

For a large portion of northern hemisphere travellers, a holiday often means following the sun south. To Hawaii, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean.

A complex history, a simple life.

Finally, the islands are in sight. After three hours of cruising the gorgeous waters of the Aegean Sea, our ferry pulls into a protected lagoon. A horseshoe-shaped island towers high above the deep sapphire waters.

Lake life in northern Italy.

When dawn breaks upon Lake Como, the window seats are the first to go. Throngs of early risers filter through waterfront hotels for breakfast with a view, watching the melancholic fog burn off during the autumn or catching the first kaleidoscopic streaks of light across the water in the summer.

Five must-visit beaches around the world.

The beach promises a full day of leisure. Whether you spend it relaxing on the shore or splashing in the waves, these five tropical destinations will accommodate any level of intensity.

Chasing waves on Oahu’s North Shore.

Oahu is known for its North Shore, which is home to the “seven-mile miracle” of legendary coastline and surf. Turtle Bay Resort sits on the northernmost point, less than an hour’s drive from the airport and a far cry from the bright lights and bustling beaches of Honolulu.

Party ring.

Paris had the triumphal Champs Élysées and London the stately, tree-lined Mall. But in mid-19th-century Vienna—seat of the historic Habsburg monarchy—there was only a faded tangle of old-town streets circled by military towers. And for Emperor Franz Joseph I, that wasn’t good enough.

Exceptional stops in 2014.

If your resolution for the new year is travel, let this slideshow of 15 favourite destinations serve as inspiration for the year ahead.

Slope style.

With more than 762 centimeters of snow and 300 days of sunshine per year, Telluride is one of the most dependable destinations for powder hounds.