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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

Motel of the FutureHaving stayed in many poorly designed motel rooms, we were glad to see "Motels Restyled" [August], in which T&L invited designers... Read More

Some people come down to Ensenada for the sport fish that swim off the Baja coast; others come to measure their afternoons in emptied Corona bottles.... Read More

Airline vacation packages have always been great values that are easy to book. Lately, though, airlines have realized that many travelers don't want to... Read More

Welcome to our country. Now pay up This summer, Mexico began collecting $15 from everyone who flies into the country, except those going to towns within... Read More

Ritz-Carlton just announced that it's entering the "fractional ownership market." What's that, you say?Time-shares—but no one wants to use the word,... Read More

James KellyJames Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, N. Mex.hot spot The Tate Restaurant (in London's old Tate). It has completely old-fashioned service,... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Hoping to attract American golfers to exotic warm-weather locales that can be readily accessed from the States, real estate developers and hoteliers are... Read More

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... Read More

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See our slideshow of Great Affordable City Hotels.What would you expect to pay for accommodations in a palatial, elegantly decorated suite in one of... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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

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