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    Three Perfect Days

  • Three Perfect Days: Edinburgh
    Aug 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Edinburgh

    Edinburgh,” wrote the poet Hugh MacDiarmid, “is a mad god’s dream.” The line says a lot about this city—its impossible clutter of architectural splendor, the dense concentration of beauty it represents.

  • Three Perfect Days: Portland
    Jul 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Portland

    America’s hipster capital is home to world-class dining, dozens of microbreweries, a quirky arts scene and some of the most beautiful parks and natural landscapes in the country. Other than that, it’s pretty nice here.

  • Three Perfect Days: Chengdu
    Jun 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Chengdu

    It may not be as big or fast-paced as its coastal counterparts, but this Middle Kingdom city is providing a compelling vision of the ways tradition can prosper in New China

  • Three Perfect Days: Lima
    May 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Lima

    Spurred in part by its world-class restaurant scene, the Peruvian capital has undergone a transformation from stopover to tourism hotspot

  • Three Perfect Days: Finger Lakes
    Apr 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Finger Lakes

    For 10,000 years, this narrow swath of upstate New York has been home to people drawn to its fertile soil and abundant forests. Today, the region’s natural splendor, farm-fresh food and rich culture are attracting a new wave of devotees.

  • Three Perfect Days: Taipei
    Mar 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Taipei

    Having spent centuries shrouded in mystery, Taipei has emerged as a global incubator for technology, design and cuisine. Even so, the Taiwanese capital still has plenty of surprises for those willing to explore.

  • Three Perfect Days: Bogotá
    Feb 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Bogotá

    From the green mountains that encircle the sprawling metropolis to its blossoming arts and entertainment offerings, Colombia’s abidingly beautiful capital city is a place bursting with optimism, energy and life

  • Three Perfect Days: Los Angeles
    Jan 2014

    Three Perfect Days: Los Angeles

    Although it’s known for its sunshine, celebrities and laid-back attitude, L.A. offers a lot more variety for anyone willing to do more than just scratch the surface. Then again, the sun, celebs and lazy days on the beach are pretty nice too.

  • Three Perfect Days: Costa Rica
    Dec 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Costa Rica

    This eco-paradise is the perfect place to embark on a Central American safari, and if you plan well, you can even have the monkeys mostly to yourself

  • Three Perfect Days: Jackson Hole
    Nov 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Jackson Hole

    In this former cattle ranching capital, the West is still as wild as ever, but that doesn’t mean every meal needs to be prepared over a campfire

  • Three Perfect Days: Osaka
    Oct 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Osaka

    Japan’s third city may not have the gloss of Tokyo or the timelessness of Kyoto, but it’s second to none in terms of its food, energy and an unflagging sense of fun

  • Three Perfect Days: Nashville
    Sep 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Nashville

    The vibrant, eccentric, doggedly authentic capital of Tennessee is in the midst of a massive makeover; thankfully, the city’s many old-time charms remain very much intact

  • Three Perfect Days: Alaska
    Aug 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Alaska

    Don’t let the endless vistas of rugged wilderness fool you—the Last Frontier can be tamed. All you need is a plane, a helicopter, a boat or a train. Preferably all four.

  • Three Perfect Days: Palau
    Jul 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Palau

    As the world increasingly retreats into an echo chamber of car horns and email alerts, it’s nice to know that somewhere in the middle of the Pacific there’s a whole nation of smiling, slightly salt-frosted people deftly navigating speedboats around idyllic islands, pausing to lop the tops off of coconuts or admire a well-formed brain coral.

  • Three Perfect Days: Shanghai
    Jun 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Shanghai

    Shanghai is a 21st-century boomtown, a glittering, nonstop celebration of economic success. Yet there are hidden pockets of the city’s former life here, made all the more precious by the neon glare around them.

  • Three Perfect Days: Stuttgart
    May 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Stuttgart

    This German auto hub offers gearhead thrills alongside lush green spaces, hearty food and cultural surprises

  • Three Perfect Days: Manila
    Apr 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Manila

    To discover the heady charms of the sultry Philippine capital, you’ll need to navigate the chaos of mototaxi rides and a relentless nightlife scene—and eat a lot of garlic rice

  • Three Perfect Days: Kelowna, B.C.
    Mar 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Kelowna, B.C.

    This charming lake town in Canada’s Okanagan Valley is that rare outdoor-sports haven that doesn’t skimp on more sedentary pleasures

  • Three Perfect Days: Belize
    Feb 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Belize

    A paradise for snorkelers and beach bums, this tiny Central American country has even more to offer those who venture off the beaten path

  • Three Perfect Days: Doha
    Jan 2013

    Three Perfect Days: Doha

    Putting both wealth and vision to work, the capital of Qatar has risen from desert backwater to sophisticated hot spot for global tourism

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