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Enjoying Besançon Out of Tempo

Enjoying Besançon Out of Tempo

Long known for its music festivals and 17th-century citadel, this cultural center in northeast France is also an urban forager’s delight.

Can Travelers Be Trusted?

Can Travelers Be Trusted?

A traveler had her Apple Watch stolen as she snoozed in an airplane aisle seat. Still, I prefer to think that other travelers are generally trustworthy.

Avoiding the Crowds on Ha Long Bay

Avoiding the Crowds on Ha Long Bay

There’s a lot to love about Ha Long Bay: turquoise waters, massive limestone outcroppings, naturally formed beaches and stalactite-hung caves. But it can also be a mob scene.