September 2006

Cond Nast Traveler

Cond Nast Publications

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Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move." If this Scottish author lived in contemporary times, he might have picked up abc Cond Nast Traveler xyz from time to time. This magazine, promising "truth in travel", dishes the latest on shopping, restaurants, shows, exhibits, and hotels. There are surprises, too, with articles about the year’s top travel films and a song list from or about various parts of the world. (You have to love a list which includes "Straight Outta Compton" and "The Girl from Ipanema".)

My favorite pieces from the September 2006 issue:

  • Paul Smith recommends visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Leonardo da Vinci exhibit (
  • "Bacon Bits" featuring Kevin Bacon’s favorite NYC haunts
  • The Where Are You? Contest - guaranteed to confound you for hours
  • Places to go and things to eat in Provence (and Madrid, and Shanghai)
  • The Annual Green list featuring hotels and resorts that respect the environment and locals, including spots in the Philippines, Canada, and Italy.

Be sure to check out the magazine’s web site, You'll find an easy-to-search archive of articles here, along with destination guides, reader’s choice awards, and a host of travel ideas if you haven't yet decided where to go. The site is smart and stylish, run for over ten years by a woman with an art history degree from Harvard University. So go, move, travel to the magazine rack or to the Web and see what abc Cond Nast Traveler xyz has to offer.

Reviewer: San Francisco Kirstie Harless, FIDM Library Staff Member