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Let's face it: most of us hit the sand on our tropical vacations and never budge. By the time we've packed up everything, flown God knows how far, unpacked everything, and organized the family for a week of fun and relaxation, we deserve to dig ou...
q. What's the next Costa Rica?--C.L., Seattle, Wash.a. There's no question it's Panama -- with more rain forest than Costa Rica, deserted beaches along the Caribbean, and more species of mammals and amphibians than any other country in Centr...
On Maui, bliss comes naturally: the coastline is stunning, the water warm, the breeze cooling, and the sand thick and velvety. Resorts put necessities -- such as pools with faux-stone tunnels and slides -- at arm's reach. The food and drink, fruit...
cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a child's oceangoing nirvana, with deck after deck of video arcades, playgrounds, theaters--even a...
"I Can See Clearly Now" was playing on the car stereo, but in fact the rain had not gone, and it was not gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day. Which was too bad, because I was riding along the Maui coast with a local pal, the photographer Tony N...
Everybody knows that Maui is an alluring island getaway. But if you've never gone there, it's easy to be blasé. You've seen it all on TV: the stunning coastline, manicured resorts, golf courses, and hula girls that are about as authentic as plasti...
Whether you do your swimming at a pool, beach, or swimming hole, chances are Anne Cole has come to your rescue. Our arbiter of bathing suit style, she has devoted nearly 50 years to body parts and how to best show them off. "It's always interested...
News cameras in recent months have been trained on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, where protesters are trying to stop the U.S. military's target practice. In Hawaii, however, Navy bombers met their match a decade ago, when the last practice r...
Whether you're headed to St.-Tropez or Santa Cruz this summer, there's a sunscreen tailor-made for your travel plans YOUR DESTINATION: A sail to the stylish shores of Monte Carlo. PACK: Bain de Soleil Luminessence SPF 8 Sunscreen ($9.59). Your s...
Maui in March...Getting around in Britain...North Carolina Resorts...West Africa Adventures q. I'm visiting Maui in March. What's going on then that I shouldn't miss?--R.T., Macon, Ga. a. You've chosen a great time to be there -- March is one o...
Groucho Marx once said, "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Frankly, I’m with Groucho—with a possible exception for destination clubs. After a freak accident trashed my family’s weekend home, resulting in frustratin...
Swedish massages and basic facials can be found on nearly every spa menu, but they're no longer enough to entice savvy spa-goers. The 10 exotic indulgences listed here will impress even the most jaded massage enthusiasts and, with a little imagina...
"We've explored only three or four percent of our oceans," muses Oklahoma-based hotel developer Joseph Cala. "We know more about outer space." For four years, Cala has dreamed of creating a worldwide chain of underwater resorts. The first of these...
I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont. Solitude is unlikely during the May-to-September dry season. The number of hikers on the trail, an ancient 20-mile highway th...
More than anything else, the sea defines the Hawaiian experience. But nature can be inconvenient. Sand sticks to skin, jagged reefs can shred feet, waves can pound swimmers to jelly. To create a water world that's tempting but tame, some resorts h...