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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

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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

Magic places loom in one's consciousness, confected with a plot and a set of characters. It was Leonora Carrington, a Surrealist painter in her eighties... Read More

By 7 p.m. dusk has fallen in Veracruz, and the sticky tropical heat finally begins to ease up. The streetlamps have been illuminated, as have the lights... Read More

(14) Four Seasons Punta Mita High style, south of the border The rocky road that snakes from Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita is about as raw as it gets.... Read More

(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in Australia ... Read More

With its cobblestoned streets, colorful 16th- and 17th-century houses, neo-Gothic churches, and hilly terrain, it's no wonder San Miguel de Allende has... Read More

ASA IS NOT OLD ENOUGH TO RIDE A HORSE, ACCORDING TO THE WOMAN AT THE ACTIVITIES DESK. BUT I bring him along to the stables anyway and, this being... Read More

Like pilgrims who trek to far-flung places to catch the sun at equinox, I have come to Dzitnup cenote, in the center of the state of Yucatán, Mexico, at... Read More

Mineral de Pozos is not at the top of anyone's list of destinations south of the border—but that's changed, with the opening of Casa Montana, a stylish... Read More

The ancient pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán, which lie just an hour north of Mexico City, are one of Mexico's most popular attractions. Each year some 2... Read More

In 1940, John Steinbeck ventured on a marine collecting expedition to Baja California, a peninsula off Mexico's west coast; he found more signs of life... Read More

For her new book (The Greatest Dishes! Around the World in 80 Recipes, Harper Collins), T+L contributing editor Anya von Bremzen scoured the globe for... Read More

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