Florida Keys

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q. Can you recommend an affordable hotel in Washington, D.C.?I want to go for a weekend in April, but don't want to spend a bundle. --A.R., Durham, N.C. a. It's a great time to visit--this month is prime cherry-blossom season. The 75-room Doyle No...
Key West is a curious confluence of history and hubris, sleaze and sophistication, literature and licentiousness. A two-by-four-mile sliver, it's big enough to contain poets, painters, crooked politicians, cigar makers, lawyers, transvestites, and...
After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious, sensual spa serves fabulous food, and no children are allowed.Harriet CohenVoorhees, N.J. I E-ma...
GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the most unusual, the most astounding, the most out-there places to lay your head, we journeyed to...
The irony was as deep as the Straits of Florida. On the same day that Juan Miguel González arrived in the United States to pick up his son Elian, my friends and I were setting sail for Havana from Key West. We weren't leaving home in search of any...
We're hunting the ghost of a wreck. Not just any wreck, but the remains of a Spanish galleon, the sort that spawns legends and feuds. We're searching for signs of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, lost, with 290 souls and a belly full of New World wea...
The Florida Keys are a raffish place, a scruffy archipelago that draws the indolent, the adventurous, and the just plain weird. Key West (founded 1823) is one of the oldest towns in Florida, but the rest of the islands were largely uninhabited unt...
So you want to see the swamp?Then you need to know about frog's legs and gator tails, airboats and swamp buggies and Indian reservations, places called Shark Valley, Hells Bay, and Graveyard Creek. You should know that in the Everglades—a 2 millio...
My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M.G., Lake Forest, Ill. Equinox Wilderness Expeditions (877/615-9087 or 907/274-9087; www.equin...
Anglers are swapping crowded trout streams for saltwater fly-fishing in the deep blue sea. Whether cruising the flats or casting to surface feeders, playing catch-and-release with a hefty fish on light tackle kicks the adrenaline into high gear. T...
For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the birthplace of adventure sports. Mountaineering was invented here—people have been going to the A...
These islands—numbering more than 800—have long attracted fishermen, divers, and misfits of all shapes and sizes, among them Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Jimmy Buffett, and other members of a mythology that sometimes overshadows an even more...
Hidden in a jungly neighborhood of Islamorada, a fishing and fashion enclave halfway between Miami and Key West, year-old Casa Morada is a cool Mediterranean-style hideaway on Florida Bay. Milanese furniture designer (and owner) Robert Pariente's ...
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 ...
In the Florida Keys, the days of funky motels and cozy guesthouses are giving way to a new upscale era, thanks to four just-opened hotels. LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels had a hand in three of the renovations, spending millions on clean, modern updat...