For some travellers, trips are built around reservations at restaurants with Michelin stars or a place on the annual 50 Best Restaurants list. Sarah Firshein of The New York Times reports.

In 2017, when Nora Martins was trying to decide between Japan or South America for a big fall trip, it was neither the staggered steps of Machu Picchu nor the snow-capped peaks of Patagonia that sealed the deal.

"My husband called me and said, 'I got a reservation at Central, so I think we should go to South America,'" said Martins, 34, a lawyer who lives in Long Island

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