A drive through the unspoiled countryside outside Marrakech brings you to abandoned citadels, crumbling villages and two wonderful hotels.
Given Lyon's popularity, it is surprising that it has few upscale hotels of real character. Upon hearing of 37-room Villa Maia, I booked a trip immediately.
Guidebooks and travel magazines offer all sorts of advice about how to explore Morocco's souks, much of it misguided. Here's how they get it wrong.
Nothing can quite prepare you for experiencing a full-blown blizzard in Morocco, but that's just what we encountered crossing the Tizi n'Tichka Pass.
The new Marrakech airport may be visually striking, but it is a terrible experience for travelers, especially those on domestic flights within Morocco.
Marrakech plays host to quite a few museums. Here are five worth visiting and one to avoid -- unless you don't mind hordes of tourists jostling selfie sticks.
Southeastern Morocco has an unusually dense concentration of ruins -- crumbling houses and ksour. Many will likely not survive the next 50 years.
Morocco may forbid drinking in public, but alcohol is not hard to come by in restaurants and hotels. Here's how to wisely choose your Moroccan wines.
Eating in a bouchon is as much about conviviality as it is food. These places are profoundly French, happy and communal. Le Garet is no exception.
In Lyon, a new generation of chefs is experimenting with lighter, more-health-conscious cuisine. Here are our favorite restaurant discoveries.
In March, Relais de Chambord, a hotel of 55 rooms and suites, opened in the shadow of the 16th-century Chateau de Chambord.
Marrakech has no shortage of excellent restaurants in a range of neighborhoods. Here are four options we recommend.
Marrakech ranks among the great shopping cities of the world. Here are 12 shops we visited — some worthy of recommending and some not.
Going into its third decade, Royal Malewane, in South Africa, gets a comprehensive refurbishment that includes updating the decor, spa and decking.
The debut has just been announced of Amanvari, Aman Resorts' first hotel in Mexico, located on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula.
In the May Hideaway Report, we venture to Morocco, where we stayed in one of the world's finest hotels. In contrast, this issue also reports on Lyon, France.
American Lucy Vanel, a French-certified pâtissier, runs Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen, a charming cooking school in the Croix-Rousse district of Lyon.
The second destination in the May 2018 Hideaway Report focuses on Lyon, France, where the 37-room Villa Maïa recently opened and sparked our interest.
Lyon has a variety of fascinating museums, which are a reflection of the city’s long history and great wealth. Here are three we recommend visiting.
Hideaway Report members have access to private tours and tastings at first-growth châteaux. Here is a sample itinerary we recently went on in Bordeaux.
With one of the finest hotels in the world, evocative architecture, vibrant souks and exotic cuisine, Marrakech checks all the boxes.
After his trip to Morocco, our editor explains the ins and outs of the traditional hammam treatment, including what to expect and how much it will cost.
For the May 2018 Hideaway Report, we went from Marrakech to the Sahara. We found three hotels to recommend, one of which was truly remarkable.