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The only true requirement of a great hotel is that it have a decent bar somewhere on the premises. They could leave out the front desk, room service,... Read More

America’s poshest shopping centers are no longer just about retail therapy: north of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops hosts art exhibitions, outdoor film... Read More

The renaissance of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is shining a whole new light on the once staid ... Read More

Heat may rise, but these three new rooftop spots are the coolest places to spend a sultry city night. Sanctuary (1745 James Ave.; 305/673-5455), South... Read More

no free rides Travel agents' fees are on the rise For decades, travel agents reminded consumers that their services cost nothing, since they are paid... 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

Remember when the future used to be cool?By the year 2000, we'd all be wearing silvery space suits, living under glass domes, and buzzing around in... Read More

GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked... Read More

San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to... Read More

See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars. ... 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

Say "Orange County" and most people think of a boring place where every third house looks alike and there's an unending succession of strip malls, where... Read More

One hundred years ago, America's first zoos were built in Philadelphia and New York, with extra-thick bars to assure the public that wild lions,... Read More

When he's not out Boogie boarding just south of Tourmaline Surfing Park, Elliot's biking along the Mission Beach boardwalk, or hiking and camping in the... Read More

With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon. ... Read More

With 248 sunny days a yearand verdant hillsides covered by bougainvillea-clad casitas, San Diego epitomizes all of southern California's considerable... Read More

It's not always the four-star meals that stick in our memories when we travel. Sometimes the most evocative foods are simple, local dishes with everyday... Read More

It is unlikely that the animal about to enter the ring will hurt me. That's what I've been led to believe, anyway. But here in the Plaza de Tientas, the... Read More

See our slideshow of Wacky Presidential Election Hotel Promotions. ... Read More

See the results and vote for your favorite city! ... Read More

Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has... Read More

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