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This is how you want to remember your children: carefree and smiling against a tropical strand, eager to splash in the sea. You hold this picture in your mind, and each time you see it you're transported back to the scene. . . . In this case, the...
Tipping conundrums are everywhere. Should you tip the valet when you drop off your car and when you pick it up?If the service is atrocious, is it okay to stiff the waiter?In which countries is a gratuity automatically included in a restaurant bill...
FLORIDA Marco Island Marriott Resort Sizzle (800/438-4373; www.marriottse.com/mrkfl ). WHAT'S INCLUDED Daily breakfast for four and a $100 food credit. COST May 9 to 27, $320 a night; May 31 to Sept. 25, $215; five-night minimum. SAVINGS 20 to ...
We live in New Mexico, where we enjoy the changing seasons. Rather than trying to escape winter, we look forward to it. If it gets too cold out, we always have our fireplace and hot tub! Stephen M. Walker Albuquerque, N. Mex. We book a direct fli...
No. 5You have to wonder about a hotel with door tags that read do me now please (a cheeky instruction to make up the room). Add bamboo floors, faux-sable bed throws, and kimonos in place of terry robes, and you've got No. 5 Maddox. Located on the ...
"HE WILL BE A GECKO." "Pardon me?" "He will be a Gecko." A Gecko—right. The woman on the phone from Club Med Eleuthera was simply telling me which child-care group, or "mini-club," my four-year-old son would join when he and I arrived in the Baha...
Three things should be made clear before you set off. The first is that the Bahamas are expensive. The second is that they are very expensive. Even when a hotel or restaurant looks only moderately costly, a web of gratuities, taxes, and extras cau...
San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to tickle the senses at Metreon, a new San Francisco entertainment complex. Find out where the wild thi...
The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most of the resorts have resisted planning celebrations, but a huge soiree is not why you go to a pri...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade. We're allowed three tries; on my last I hit double fives. Yes! My friend Tracy and I check into ...
A stylish retreat for the adventurer, the fisherman, or the happy-to-disappear, Chris Blackwell's latest Island Outpost hotel is actually a 96-acre Bahamas island, just off Andros. In the 11 simple cottages, beds covered with local linens take cen...
WHERE DO YOU GO FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION WHEN YOUR FAMILY CONSISTS OF: A mother who wants to gamble; a father who wants to golf; a sister who wants to shop; a brother-in-law who wants to eat; two nephews (ages six and eight) who want to swim, play,...
This spring, supermodel Elle Macpherson, who owns a house on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, hosted a Full Moon Party at Sip Sip. A new snow-cone-green restaurant perched on a dune above a three-mile-long beach, Sip Sip is named after Harbour Islan...