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Tips and Articles in Mexico

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 representing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. It’s the Day of the Dead, and Mexico is in the ...
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 breeze, while strength and serenity go toe-to-toe beneath the thatched palapa roof. At a newly til...
Shopping U.S. + Canada 1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership with stores like Gump's and Boucheron means discounts of up to 20 percent, and some of these ...
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 for this fishing village on Mexico's Pacific coast, did not coincide with a prison break unless ...
Every day, dozens of species are threatened by poaching, habitat destruction, and political strife. These conscientious outfitters are mobilizing travelers to protect endangered creatures, ensuring that future generations can witness them in their...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
GEORGIA Raw Tupelo HoneyA citrus infusion harvested each April along the Altamaha River. (912/234-0688; www.savannahbee.com, $19.99) AUSTRALIA Natural Blue Mountains HoneyRich herbaceous flavor from the heart of New South Wales. (61-2/4721-2840; ...
I sat on a limestone block at the apex of the giant pyramid, gazing south. The wind sent green waves lapping through the treetops below me, cutting the heat of late March. Butterflies in a dozen colors bounced on the breeze. In the distance I coul...
Acclaimed hotelier Carlos Couturier—part of the team behind Mexico's über-chic Habita and Deseo hotels—is breaking new ground with Veracruz's most stylish escape. Hotel Azúcar (Carr. Federal Nautla-Poza Rica, Monte Gordo; 52-232/321-0678; www.hote...
Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in France fulfilling the residency requirement? Under U.S. statutes, a marriage performed abroad is ...
Iconic Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta has made a new contribution to the national patrimony: the 26-room La Purificadora (802 Callejón de la 10 Norte; 52-222/309-1920; lapurificadora.com; doubles from $169) is a thrilling shot of big-city fla...
There's nothing like a movie for jump-starting a destination. It helps if the film is good, but as the record shows, this is not strictly necessary. When, in 1979, Dino De Laurentiis made Hurricane in Bora-Bora, there was no hotel to lodge the cas...
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...
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On October 21, just a few weeks after Tropical Storm Stan walloped the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, Hurricane Wilma blew in, wreaking havoc. Rains and 140 mph winds left most of the area without electricity, telephones, w...