The latest travel news from the pages of this month's issue.
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Ski central The Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico debuts a new double-black-diamond run and an area for beginner snowboarders this winter. skitaos.org.
Designing women A new tour from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, "Women of Influence," focuses on the females who helped build the city.architecture.org, $10.
Chocolate fix The annual decadent event known as the Chocolate Show returns to NYC this month at Pier 94, with demos by top pastry chefs and a chocolate fashion show. chocolateshow.com, $28.
High tea in Kyoto Iyemon Salon, a new tea lounge in Kyoto, pairs classic brews with such tea-infused dishes as green-tea pork. iyemonsalon.jp.
Islamic fine art The I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art opens in Doha, Qatar, next month. mia.org.qa.
Shipshape After an almost two-year refurbishment, the floating Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is back in Manhattan. intrepidmuseum.org, $19.50.
In-air Internet American Airlines is providing Wi-Fi on flights between New York and Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco for a fee of $13 per passenger.
Easier check-in Passengers now need to check in just once for round-trip flights on Continental. The airline will e-mail your return boarding pass to you or fax it to your hotel for free.
Golf rewards Marriott guests can now earn or redeem reward points for rounds of golf at 20 golf clubs affiliated with the hotel chain.
Vegas on Virgin Virgin America has begun daily nonstop flights between New York and Las Vegas.
Cushier cruises EasyCruise's newest ship has amenities like a salon, a sauna, hot tubs, and an Internet room. Greece itineraries also now include Crete and Rhodes.
Vietnam rentals Budget has become the first U.S. rental-car brand to expand to Vietnam. Bookings can be made atbudget.com.vn.
Arty hotel InterContinental's new Chicago hotel near O'Hare airport features an art gallery with its own curator and rotating exhibits of Chicago artists.