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Want to see first-hand the charming colonial town in Mexico that was honored as the No. 1 city in this year’s World’s Best Awards?Getting to San... Read More

There’s no better way to appreciate San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in Mexico, than in a full, immersive, 360 degrees. This year, Travel +... Read More

Wonder how charming San Miguel de Allende — a quiet colonial town in Mexico — became the No. 1 city on Earth?This destination wowed Travel + Leisure... Read More

Few people know travel quite like Padma Lakshmi, the entrepreneur, model, author, and Top Chef host. After all, she’s on the road several times a month... Read More

Tucked inside a restored colonial residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is the Dôce 18 Concept House. Here visitors will find high-end... Read More

Cobblestone streets, Spanish Colonial architecture, and a booming culinary scene featuring organic restaurants, small batch tequilas, and—believe it or... Read More

In Mexico, Death has always been a familiar character: female, comforting, sardonic. The Aztecs made Death a She and spent a month every fall... Read More

It's mid-December in Cuba the day before a surprise announcement by President Obama that sanctions on the nation will be lifted. The air in Havana is... Read More

San Miguel de Allende is well known to birders as a home for both migratory and resident birds, many drawn by the watershed of the Rio Lerma and Rio... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

"Milagros?"We were rolling across the green highlands of central Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato, white cumulus clouds hanging on the horizon, when I... Read More

When people buzz about this or that newly “discovered” colonial Mexican town as “the next San Miguel,” they usually mean the pre-malls and pre-traffic... Read More

UruguayHead south of the equator to Punta del Este and join the jet set at Las Piedras Fasano (doubles from $850), which has 20 sleek bungalows designed... 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

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

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

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

With its brightly colored villas filled with antiques, San Miguel de Allende has built a reputation as the quintessential colonial Mexican town—and it... Read More

ShoppingU.S. + Canada1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership... Read More

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