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San Francisco’s playful Good Hotel (doubles from $99) has glow-in-the-dark ceiling messages and vending machines selling FedEx-envelope wallets. At the... Read More

I was first introduced to Oaxaca in a magical way. Twenty years ago I went there with my family for a vacation, and we visited a house owned by artist... Read More

Set to open any minute now, the Mayan-influenced, 17-room Rosas & Xocolate, in Mérida, Mexico, is a gustatory experience as enticing as the hotel’s... Read More

Chicago: The Look of the New ... Read More

Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ricardo Legorreta were once indelibly connected with the most important hotel projects of their day (the Imperial... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. ... Read More

Tipping conundrums are everywhere. Should you tip the valet when you drop off your car and when you pick it up?If the service is atrocious, is it okay... Read More

TREATS These aren't Popsicles. Popsicles you outgrow. These are paletas. (pah-leh-tas). They hail from Michoacán, Mexico, though you can now find them... Read More

The dreadlocked wild-child fashion designer Betsey Johnson discovered Zihuatanejo four years ago, almost by accident. On a rainy vacation in Miami, she... Read More

If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries... Read More

It's been a long time since yoga meant excruciating macrobiotic diets and sessions with Ram Dass. Or any sort of material renunciation, for that matter.... Read More

If you haven't planned a midwinter getaway, those cold, dreary days can feel as though they stretch to infinity. So send winter (and yourself) packing... Read More

The city is like a wickedly beautiful teenage girl -- alluring and playful, ready to grow up but fully aware of how good she's got it. Start with the... Read More

Acapulco is a casualty of its own success. Though it put Mexico on the map as an international hot spot in the 1960's, its thunder has since been stolen... Read More

BEDROCK Ever wanted to sleep in a cave?Yunak Evleri, carved into a white stone cliff in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, will bring your Flintstones... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not... Read More

Though I had seen hundreds of photos of Chichén Itzá, I was still overwhelmed when I encountered the spectacular Mayan site for the first time. But I... Read More

VIRTUAL SOUK Haggling is a cinch at www.elsouk.com, a joint venture of the World Bank Institute and local organizations in three developing countries.... Read More

Breakfast is a highly personal matter, and even more so when you're traveling. Many people go to great lengths to find a breakfast that is first and... Read More

It seems everybody's talking about ecotourism these days, but what is it, really?Some hotels change your sheets every third day, do a little recycling,... Read More

Housed in a restored 16th-century Dominican convent once called the Santa Catarina, Oaxaca's Camino Real is one of those rare hotels that you wish you... Read More

By day Mexico City can be an urban nightmare. Come nightfall it's a dream: the traffic lightens, the air feels cooler and cleaner, and the sidewalks are... Read More

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