Travel

A legend in the making.

While it may be situated many miles away from any movie theatre, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has a front-row seat to its own kind of spectacle.

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.

A Mexican empire.

At one of Grupo Vidanta’s Nuevo Vallarta showrooms, a sprawling illustration of the grounds halts a group of potential buyers as they stare at the list of coming attractions—as if the lure of a coastal luxury resort in Mexico weren’t enough already.

A historic jewel.

FROM THE ARCHIVE:Hangzhou, situated in the Yangtze River Delta and a 38-minute ride by high-speed train from Shanghai, is one of China’s most unique destinations.

A new era of glamour.

So much has happened at the St. Regis New York, a designated Manhattan landmark with a history that dates back to 1904. The hotel has entered a bold new era of glamour, having completed a $90-million renovation.

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.

Australia's tropical paradise.

Just over a year ago, the Australian state of Queensland completed an 18-month-long, $24.5-million project to spruce up the coastal town of Airlie Beach. The landscaping spit-and-polish was a complement to Airlie’s existing central lagoon which overlooks the Coral Sea.