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Church bells are pealing as I enter the Plaza Grande, Mérida's main square, which is bordered by 16th-century Spanish colonial buildings and the oldest... Read More

We stood in a grove of fir trees in the El Rosario Sanctuary, all of us too mesmerized to move. Monarchs—some of them having flown 2,400 miles to this... Read More

When the grandparents, aunts, and cousins decide to horn in on your Mexican beach vacation, there’s no need to panic. Instead of block-booking rooms at... Read More

After 16 years in Chicago, Charlie Trotter is branching out with the opening of C, his new dining room at One & Only Palmilla resort in San José del... Read More

Some cruise-ship day-trippers think of Cozumel as a mini Cancún, a budding Vegas off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Problem is, they're not looking... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends.In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels.As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year... Read More

From the air, the terrain of Mexico resembles a papier-mâché map, sliced down the center by the Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental... Read More

OregonThe mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the... Read More

Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this... Read More

South KoreaThe ProgramThe Secret of Coocoo Island (MBC, weekdays, 7:45 p.m.)What You’ll WatchDon’t worry about the language barrier. This version of... Read More

“You can often understand a destination better through its literature than through a guidebook,” says David Del Vecchio, a former press officer for the... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

Inside the centuries-old church of the town San Juan Chamula, shamans kneel on pine branches and murmur pre-Columbian incantations, pour cane liquor... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

Situated in the shadow of Mount Kuchumaa, a Kumeyaay Indian sacred site, Mexico's Rancho La Puerta spa has started incorporating Native American... Read More

Mexico City’s Coyoacán district—of Frida fame—has a brand-new cantina. Co-owned by Y Tu Mamá También star Diego Luna, La Bipolar (155 Malitzin,... Read More

Mexico$145 • VeracruzAs coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold... Read More

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... Read More

Standing in the courtyard of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in a suburb of Mexico City, I am glued to the spot by a phantasmagoric papier-mâché installation... Read More

A yoga class has broken out in Pablo Escobar’s living room. The sounds of deep, mindful breathing drift through the spacious foyer like a mild ocean... Read More

ShoppingU.S. + Canada1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership... Read More

In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, the two convicts know where they're going if they ever get sprung: Zihuatanejo. My first visit to Z, a nickname... Read More

Every day, dozens of species are threatened by poaching, habitat destruction, and political strife. These conscientious outfitters are mobilizing... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

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