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Beach Bahamas These vibrant island-appropriate finds will make a splash. Rattan clutch with leather detailing by Hollywould, $695. Charm necklace with gardenia-, violet-, and jasmine-infused Daisy solid perfume by Marc Jacobs, $35. Hand-pain...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in fo...
Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast stretches of empty shoreline, the relentless crashing of the waves, the long walks bundled agains...
An excellent theory holds that you should have just one thought in mind when you're hitting a golf ball, one soothing precept like "Nice and easy" or "Low and slow." My caddie at Pebble Beach, Ryan, reinforced this idea by staring at me like Sveng...
For lovers of old-fashioned amusement parks, 1955 will forever live in infamy. That was the year Disneyland opened, and family fun has never been quite the same. Soon, theme parks were sprawling everywhere, with half-mile lines, high-concept rides...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
What’s the #1 hotel in the U.S.? No question, it’s a big deal to be America’s top vote-getter in Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey of the world’s best hotels (vote in this year’s survey). After all, these are properties voted on by the well...