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Last fall, the New Jersey Defamation League that’s driving much of recent cable television sent several of its members on a mission overseas. When The Real Housewives of New Jersey began a two-episode trip to sunny Punta Cana, its Soprano-manqué c...
David Riordan had been an expedition leader for six years before a bout with malaria in West Africa almost killed him. “My brain felt as if it would explode. My elbows hurt, my knees, my hips. It was painful even to sit up,” he recalls. Riordan’s...
Sustainability Sustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San Francisco As the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 sets a bold benchmark for airport sustainability—without compromisi...
See our slideshow of Best Affordable All-Inclusives. An agent at the luxury travel firm Absolute Travel, Natalie Nevares may seem an unlikely candidate to stay at an all-inclusive resort. After all, aren’t all-inclusives the home of bad buffets a...
See our slideshow of The Caribbean’s Hottest New Hotels. Caribbean hotels have always been a reliable standby for tranquility, crystal-clear ocean views, and amazing beaches. But now, many of the tropical islands are seeing fresher, chicer hotels...
Balcones del Atlantice hotel, Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic, Where To Go Next
Three years ago, French transplants Cary Guy and Marie-Claude Thiebault did something few high-end hoteliers in the Dominican Republic have dared: they thought small and out-of-the-way. The Peninsula House (doubles from $580, including breakfast),...
Forget the airport taxi: From the Persian Gulf to Punta Cana and Hong Kong to Bora-Bora, upscale hotels, resorts, lodges, and safari camps are perfecting the art of the unique arrival. These days, a "shuttle" to the hotel is more likely to be a he...
Course of the Month Roco Ki Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (resort). Opening: October —Derek Duncan This inspired Nick Faldo design takes its name from a Taino Indian phrase for “honoring the land,” and the designation is apt. Spread across ...
It's mid-afternoon in Santo Domingo's Zona Colonial, an 11-square-block district of peeling, cheerfully painted town houses and whitewashed churches built in the aftermath of Christopher Columbus's arrival in 1492. Five hundred–plus years ...
If villa-hiring isn't your family's style, consider a full-service resort. However, a kids' menu alone doesn't guarantee the perfect stay. You want to be in a place where there are other young playmates, in addition to planned entertainment. Word ...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
The absence of pink walls and plastic furniture isn't the only refreshing thing about Casa Colonial Beach & Spa (Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata; 800/525-4800 or 809/320-3232; www.slh.com; doubles from $350), the latest resort to come to the Dominican ...
Don't tell the gossip columnists, but Oscar de la Renta doesn't get out much. "I like staying home," he is saying on the veranda of his house in the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti. And who wouldn't, ...
See our slideshow of Caribbean Hotels Under $150. When is a vacation not a vacation?When you can’t relax because you’re worried about spending money. The current economic crisis is forcing many to be financially creative, and that includes travel...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...