Word of Mouth: Budapest

A vegan bistro, juice shop, historic hotel and more in this Central European capital

by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose architecture, knock back beers in ruin pubs and luxuriate in thermal waters, it would behoove them to get to know Budapest on a deeper …

The Surfjack Hotel + Swim Club, Honolulu

This locally designed, '60s-themed hotel in Waikiki is a glimpse into the future of Hawaiian hospitality

It’s not easy to stand out in the sea of hotels crowding Waikiki but, within just a few months of opening, the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club has made quite a splash. While its distinguished neighbors (like the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider) rely on luxury amenities, proximity to the shore and sheer size, the Surfjack leans on a distinct 1960s charm and an …