More Need-to-Know Tidbits — Fall 2018

Short shots about travel

BY DON NICHOLS — Fall 2018

EAT Gulf seafood, Southern barbecue, Vietnamese street dishes, and Louisiana comfort food are among your many culinary options at the new Pythian Market, an urban food collective on the ground floor of the historic Pythian Temple in downtown New Orleans. 504-481-9599;

DRINK Imbibe 1,000 feet above LA. The Skyspace Bar opened in June at Oue Skyspace LA, a multifaceted downtown attraction atop the iconic U.S. Bank Tower. The panoramic city views rival locally brewed beers and tasty cocktails featuring liquor from local distilleries. 213-894-9000;

SAIL In France, ply the River Marne and Canal Lateral de Marne between Meaux and Châlons-en-Champagne aboard the new Belmond Pivoine, a four-suite luxury barge. From $53,188 for a six-night, all-inclusive cruise for eight. 800-524-2420;

Sea Dream Yacht Club will soon begin offering seven-day Cuba-only cruises, departing from either Cienfuegos or Havana and calling on six ports. It has scheduled eight of the sailings between January and April in both 2019 and 2020. 800-707-4911;

SEE Through January, at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, watch noted Japanese artist Kisho Mwkaiyama at work in a public studio. Plus, through Oct. 21, at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art adjacent to Mwkaiyama’s temporary studio, take in “Primal Water,” an exhibition of postwar and contemporary Japanese art. 702-693-7111;

STAY After an extensive renovation, the Singita Pamushana Lodge has reopened in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in southeastern Zimbabwe, with eight suites and a five-bedroom villa. This untouched wilderness, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, comprises 38 different habitats and ecological zones in 130,000 acres of protected land. From $1,650 per person per night. 646-469-4613; 


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