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April 6, 2016
Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

Domaine des Étangs in Massignac, France

The French countryside is not short on château hotels with magnificent gardens. But the Domaine des Étangs, in the pastoral Charentes département, takes the conceit to a whole new level. This restful retreat, once the vacation home of the Primat-Schlumberger family, is set on 2,500 practically virgin acres. And it’s all yours to roam in total freedom, be it on horseback, mountain bike, or in an electric car. View Full Article

March 13, 2013
Morocco

Morocco

The low, red walls that surround the thousand-year-old Medina of Marrakesh seem to protect the city from time itself. Within these ramparts you will find relatively few monumental structures and a surprising abundance of foreign tourists, but there remains a certain magic in this city of mosques and markets, of sufis and storytellers.

Everyone comes to Marrakech having heard tales of its network of souqs, the largest of its kind in Morocco, and those who arrive with the sole aim of shopping will not leave disappointed. An avid shopper in Moroccan ware will leave loaded down with carpets, scarves and embossed leather goods among the finest on earth.

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