Mexico

Tips and Articles in Mexico

I have a confession to make. When it comes to cars, I'm like a 50-year-old man in a midlife crisis. Don't talk to me about safety. Don't talk to me about practical. When I'm hunting for a set of wheels, I want something with sex appeal. Yep, I'm t...
LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, WINDOWS TO PARADISE. Ah, it had sounded so promising. But here I stood, wishing for any view at all. The rain was pelting the patio with such force that the drops were spitting upward. I doubted this fountain was one of th...
Hoping to attract American golfers to exotic warm-weather locales that can be readily accessed from the States, real estate developers and hoteliers are betting increasingly on Mexico. In Los Cabos, at the exclusive oceanfront community Diamante C...
In the next few years, you’ll be able to get in a car in Southern California, drive sixty miles into Mexico and find yourself at the newest golf paradise on the planet: Tiger Woods’s Punta Brava. Built on a mind-blowing outcropping just south of...
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My five pit bulls are seasoned travelers. Every weekend, they log 400 miles to and from their country retreat, in a Volvo station wagon fully loaded with essentials: safety restraints, blankets for shock and liquid absorption, a dog thermos, a fir...
intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to France's finest harvest, with grapevines adorning the lobby and "vinotherapy" treatments in the...
At first sight it's a straitlaced, provincial paradise of unruffled summer days. Look again and you see that San Diego has caught the wave. No longer just a sound-bite city, its hottest offerings now rival those of L.A. and San Francisco. First t...
Some 10 years ago, my wife and I first took a house in San Miguel de Allende. It had a terrace high above the town, and as night fell we would sit, framed by hibiscus and agapanthus, while church bells rose up as if from a giant cauldron. San Migu...
CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...
Worth a Detour P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New York art world's favorite institution for cutting-edge work, reopened this fall after a three-year renovation (Jackson and 46th Ave., Long Island City; 718/784-2084). The once-decrepit Romanes...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
Read New York’s Algonquin Hotel has taken its literary legacy into the digital age by lending guests Amazon’s Kindle e-books, available free at the front desk. Listen You can borrow pre-downloaded iPods at resorts such as the Mandarin Oriental...
Reader's FindAfter six weeks of touring Europe by car, we thought a little indulgence was in order. Serendipitously, we fell into the 50-room Hostellerie du Vallon de Valrugues, in St.-Rémy-de-Provence (800/525-4800 or 33-4/90-92-04-40, fax 33-4/9...