Road Trip: Coast to Coast in Puglia, Italy

A picture-perfect circuit through seaside towns, prehistoric dwellings and more

Visitors seeking to explore Italy’s sun-drenched Puglia region are spoiled immediately upon arrival. With Adriatic to the East and the Ionian to the West, a less-than-one-hour driving distance between the two coasts means the cliff-hugging seaside towns, ancient archeological sites, and everything in between can be efficiently explored by car. For being the heel to Italy’s boot, Puglia is relatively flat, hosting sprawling olive groves …

Only YOU Atocha, Madrid

Retro meets industrial with contemporary styling in this hotel designed to entice locals as much as travelers

The idea of a themed hotel sounds twee in words, but if executed thoughtfully and with a playful approach, it can be decidedly successful—even sophisticated. The latter is certainly the case with the new Only YOU hotel in Madrid: Only YOU Atocha. From sport-themed artwork in every room, to a ping pong bat covered wall and the all-important retro-tinged gym, the entire hotel is subtly …