São Paulo is a city for city people, where street art, street noise and street food cede, but only occasionally, to high design, high rollers and high-end restaurants. Thriving throughout are cultural institutions like the reopened Museu de Ipiranga, a history museum that questions history. Brazil’s biggest city has long attracted migrants and dreamers, making it a great place to explore the country’s kaleidoscopic variety of regional cuisines and musical genres. If crowded buses, clogged streets and 12 million people living in horizon-obliterating highrises is too mega a megacity for your taste, at least stay a few days, breathe in the culture, spit out the exhaust fumes and be on your way with stories to tell.
New York City: From a subterranean piano bar to a hidden garden to a glamorous night out in Midtown (yes, Midtown), our guide will bring you a little closer to feeling the gestalt of the city.
Barcelona: The Catalan capital’s fight against overtourism has led to more regulations and restrictions. New bike lanes, pedestrian playgrounds and less crowded markets are among the benefits.
Savannah: There is more to Savannah than its alluring green spaces and centuries-old Colonial, Georgian and Greek Revival architecture. This itinerary will help you fall in love with the city.
Sydney: Sydney, where the intersection of city and nature is magic, was closed to tourists for nearly two years — it’s time to get properly reacquainted.
Stockholm: The long days of summer are over, but autumn is when the Swedish capital peaks. You can wander peaceful wooded trails, try ice cream in Nordic flavors and dance into the night at a 19th-century villa.
Milan: There is an optimistic energy on the streets of this stylish Italian city, where new cultural projects are reviving defunct industrial spaces and a diverse culinary scene is blossoming.