Word of Mouth: São Miguel Island, Azores

From volcanic thermal baths to incredible food and music, this little-known location boasts more than expected

Jettisoning across the Atlantic Ocean is a familiar experience if you’re a travel nut, but rarely do we ponder the infinite unknown—or in this case, the tiny archipelago that dots the swathe of sea in between North America and the European frontier. Smack in the middle of the Atlantic lies the Azores archipelago and São Miguel, a 287-square-mile island comparable to the “Hawaii of the …

Word of Mouth: Koreatown, Los Angeles

Exploring the historic neighborhood's most recent additions, from stoner food to classic cocktails

With the largest Korean population outside of South Korea, LA’s sprawling Koreatown neighborhood offers an almost overwhelming number of food, beverage and shopping options at every turn. Traditionally home to many Korean families and a large Latino community, the neighborhood has an ever-expanding multicultural population. Visitors to Koreatown can now stay at the The Line Hotel, a 1964 Brutalist concrete building with sweeping city views …

Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa

On the cusp of a renaissance, the Ethiopian capital packs plenty of charm off the beaten path

by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system and other developments are in the works, but the city’s charm is more than sufficient enough to make up for any byproduct …