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It was mid-November, and group of high-profile chefs were kneeling in a cluster. René Redzepi, looking up, was waiting for someone to drip honey into... Read More

Mérida — the capital of Mexico's Yucatán state, a half-hour drive inland from the country's Gulf coast — has long been a destination for... Read More

Most people shudder at the mere mention of creepy, crawly critters like snakes and bats. Most would recoil at the sound of a hiss or a squeak, and most... Read More

You don’t have to settle for vanilla any longer.A sweet, frosty ice cream cone is a quintessential dessert, but if you’re an adventurous foodie, you... Read More

All talk of walls aside, Mexico remains one of the most compelling destinations for American travelers. Reasons to love the nation are many on the food... Read More

There’s a different form of winter wonderland in Yucatan, Mexico, and it comes in pink. Every year during the fall and winter seasons thousands of... Read More

Call it every archaeologist’s wildest dream. During a recent search for a water table under the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico, archaeologists... Read More

Mexico is planning a railway that would make it easier for tourists to navigate the Yucatán Peninsula, with stops in Tulum, Cancún, and Chichen Itza.A... Read More

Divers in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula say they have discovered the world’s largest underwater cave.Underwater archaeologists discovered last week that... Read More

Nestled in the heart of the Mayan forest, the five-star Chablé Resort & Spa is now considered the world’s best-designed hotel.The property is the... Read More

In the Mexican city of Mérida, where I have a vacation home, the chatter has been building over the last few years about a mysterious hacienda hotel... Read More

Of all the Mayan wonders hidden within Mexico's jungles, none is more well-known than Chichen Itza. Easily the best restored Yucatan archeological site,... Read More

See more Best Places to Eat Like a LocalMussels at De Noordzee, BrusselsSqueeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring... Read More

Set to open any minute now, the Mayan-influenced, 17-room Rosas & Xocolate, in Mérida, Mexico, is a gustatory experience as enticing as the hotel’s... 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

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

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

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

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

Church bells are pealing as I enter the Plaza Grande, Mérida's main square, which is bordered by 16th-century Spanish colonial buildings and the oldest... Read More

See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts.Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

GEORGIA Raw Tupelo HoneyA citrus infusion harvested each April along the Altamaha River. (912/234-0688; www.savannahbee.com, $19.99)AUSTRALIA Natural... Read More

I sat on a limestone block at the apex of the giant pyramid, gazing south. The wind sent green waves lapping through the treetops below me, cutting the... Read More

MexicoCooking ClassesExplore local markets in Mérida with a chef and pick up the ingredients for sopa lima (lime soup), and panuchos and salbutes ... Read More

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