Southern Bahia, Brazil

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Southern Bahia, Brazil

The Pataxó people got it right when they named their Bahian village Corumbau—“far from everything.” It’s only about 30 miles from Porto Seguro airport, but the dirt roads make for a bumpy, four-hour drive. Yet the same venturesome Brazilians who turned nearby Trancoso from sleepy to chic are calling Corumbau and neighboring Caraíva the country’s next hot spots. And the

Xishuangbanna, China

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Xishuangbanna, China

Yunnan is thronged with visitors both Chinese and international—but this untamed corner of the province at the foot of the Himalayas is still largely overlooked. With rain forests, Buddhist temples, tribal villages, and China’s last remaining wild elephants, it’s the place to get a cultural fix without the crowds. Stay: Xishuangbanna enjoyed a brief vogue with domestic travelers two decades

Costa Navarino, Greece

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Costa Navarino, Greece

Greece’s economy may have seen better days, but that hasn’t stopped the tourism industry from moving forward. Take the region of Messenia, the westernmost finger of the hand-shaped Peloponnese peninsula, filled with sun-drenched valleys, Byzantine churches, and sandy dunes that border the crystal-blue Ionian Sea. The area has remained virtually unknown to travelers, who have traditionally preferred the white-sand beaches

Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada

Cameron Bailey, Codirector of the Toronto International Film Festival What characteristics would you identify as uniquely Torontonian? We’re voracious cultural consumers. To be well-versed in both vintage dub reggae and different kinds of hot sauces from Asia is totally normal here. Where do the film-industry players hang out during the festival? The Hazelton Hotel’s One Restaurant (416/961-9600; dinner for two

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