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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... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. ... Read More

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... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

It won't take you long to find nature in the raw in Ixtapa. Five minutes out of the airport, your cab will be zipping past donkeys and cattle, orange... Read More

Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? ... Read More

It was more than 30 years since I'd spent time in a border town, but I still had fond memories of visiting them as a kid growing up in San Antonio. I'd... Read More

With its white-sand beaches and buzzing clubs, Playa del Carmen, some 35 miles south of Cancún on the Mayan Riviera, is emerging as the getaway of the... Read More

Legend has it that when the galleons of Hernán Cortés first dropped anchor in the shallows off Manzanillo, sailors saw fairies dancing in the moonlit... Read More

We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade.... Read More

The Moorings Village Islamorada, Fla.; 305/664-4708; www.themooringsvillage.com; doubles from $185, two-night minimum. Halfway between Miami and Key... Read More

Get the Facts. Mexico safety information. ... Read More

In a recent evening in Guanajuato, a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico, the mood was festive. Groups of competing mariachis—some in light... Read More

It goes without saying that the more airplanes there are, the easier it is for people to get from one place to another. The same logic applies to... Read More

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

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