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What's keeping everyone up late in the sleepy colonial town of San Miguel de Allende?Plum, a tapas bar with the area's first champagne cocktail menu.... Read More

When I first visited Mexico's Riviera Maya eight years ago, this 75-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline south of Cancun had neither its classy--not to... Read More

My normal environment is backstage. It's busy and buzzy, and I stare into a mirror surrounded by lights. It's exactly what I saw in the movies as a... Read More

Here, five hotels that are the latest in seaside luxury: (1) The centerpiece to a resort community on Florida's Gulf Coast, designer David Rockwell's 60... Read More

I am the envy of all, trust me. Here I am on the terrace at the Royal Hideaway Resort & Spa in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where I stayed with my... Read More

Magic places loom in one's consciousness, confected with a plot and a set of characters. It was Leonora Carrington, a Surrealist painter in her eighties... Read More

By 7 p.m. dusk has fallen in Veracruz, and the sticky tropical heat finally begins to ease up. The streetlamps have been illuminated, as have the lights... Read More

(26) Hoi An Vietnam's funky port Hoi An, a well-preserved port town, is a Vietnamese Provincetown of sorts. Its tranquil waterfront and art galleries... Read More

(14) Four Seasons Punta Mita High style, south of the border The rocky road that snakes from Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita is about as raw as it gets.... Read More

(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in AustraliaSo you want to escape civilization and flee to that mythical undiscovered beach, a place where it's just you,... Read More

With its cobblestoned streets, colorful 16th- and 17th-century houses, neo-Gothic churches, and hilly terrain, it's no wonder San Miguel de Allende has... Read More

ASA IS NOT OLD ENOUGH TO RIDE A HORSE, ACCORDING TO THE WOMAN AT THE ACTIVITIES DESK. BUT I bring him along to the stables anyway and, this being... Read More

Like pilgrims who trek to far-flung places to catch the sun at equinox, I have come to Dzitnup cenote, in the center of the state of Yucatán, Mexico, at... Read More

Mineral de Pozos is not at the top of anyone's list of destinations south of the border—but that's changed, with the opening of Casa Montana, a stylish... Read More

The ancient pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán, which lie just an hour north of Mexico City, are one of Mexico's most popular attractions. Each year some 2... Read More

In 1940, John Steinbeck ventured on a marine collecting expedition to Baja California, a peninsula off Mexico's west coast; he found more signs of life... Read More

For her new book (The Greatest Dishes! Around the World in 80 Recipes, Harper Collins), T+L contributing editor Anya von Bremzen scoured the globe for... Read More

Cramped airplanes and flimsy seats are frustrations that even the most seasoned travelers find hard to endure, but to the plus-sized vacationer, they're... Read More

With a lineup that runs the gamut from Aztec to high-tech, the 20th annual Festival of Mexico assembles 130 productions to be staged in palaces and... Read More

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that traveler's diarrhea (T.D.) strikes up to 50 percent of visitors to "high-risk"... Read More

Even if you plan to spend more time in the surf than in your room on your next beach vacation, the size and price of your indoor space still matter. In... Read More

With its brightly colored villas filled with antiques, San Miguel de Allende has built a reputation as the quintessential colonial Mexican town—and it... Read More

When I told my 17-year-old niece that I was heading to Cancún, I could hear her envy over the phone. With its wall-to-wall flashy resorts, giant... Read More

Ancient Mayans worshipped rain as a life force, so it's no wonder every airy bungalow at the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya faces water (sea or cenote,... Read More

"Daddy would not have wanted Cuixmala to become one of those dead places, where rich people go only to drink cocktails." As the sun sets over... Read More

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