Food and Wine


By: Genevieve Shaw Brown There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the first thing travelers thought of when they considered a trip to the Dominican Republic (often referred to simply as the DR) was “cheap all-inclusive.” And a vacation in Punta Cana, the region of beautiful white sand... Read More

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By: Kate Sekules Anyone who’s been there this century knows the London twofer syndrome. Beguiled by prices identical to those in New York, you return home to credit card statements in which palatable £100 dinners are transmuted into $200 splurges and a standard £180 hotel room turns out to have... Read More

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By: Florence Fabricant Travelers to cities like Paris or Hong Kong often make restaurant reservations long before they book their hotels. That’s because the food in these places has become as much of an attraction as the museums and local scenery. But with popularity comes crowds, punishingly high prices, and... Read More

By: Anja Mutic Barcelona is the buzzword of the moment. One of Europe’s most fashionable cities, this Mediterranean beauty by the sea treats stimulates your senses with every step: Fanciful Modernist architecture and medieval buildings sprinkle its streetscapes, first-class museums provide just the right dose of culture, the celebrated Catalan... Read More

By: Natasha Hall The world’s second largest French-speaking city, Montréal presents a captivating mélange of old-world charm infused with the up-to-the-minute energy of North America’s most modern cities. Set on the St. Lawrence River, this Canadian metropolis comprises an easily accessible patchwork of lively neighborhoods, each with its own unique... Read More

iStock InternationalThe multi-armed saguaro cacti is perhaps the most quintessential symbol of the American Southwest

By: Elissa Richard Just like the mythological bird that rises from its own ashes – from which the city borrows its name – the Greater Phoenix area has risen into something that couldn’t have been envisioned just half-century ago: one of the most popular tourist destinations in America, attracting 13... Read More

iStock InternationalSedona boasts the kind of beauty that stirs the senses and moves the soul

By: Elissa Richard When every passing sunray transforms the color and character of Sedona’s red-rock formations, it’s easy to see why visitors are awed by its grandeur. Sedona boasts the kind of beauty that stirs the senses and moves the soul: radiant red rocks carved out by canyons and creeks;... Read More

By: Genevieve Shaw Brown People in San Diego are obsessed with the weather. Everywhere you go, you’ll hear discussion of the forecast, even though there’s really not much to discuss. Sure, the city will see the odd day of rain here and there, but if you take a look at... Read More

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By: Jordan Simon Few destinations are as iconic as Los Cabos, located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés (Gulf of California) meet. The very name conjures images of Hemingway and John Wayne duking it out with marlins and Jimmy... Read More

By: David Farley Pop quiz – which one of the following statements about Prague is false: along with Lyon and Turin, Prague is the capital of white magic; eggs are one of the main ingredients in the bewitching 650-year-old Charles Bridge; Mozart loved Prague and was more well-received here than... Read More

By: Anja Mutic Madrileños are known to proclaim desde Madrid al cielo! (Madrid is the closest you’ll get to heaven) about their hometown. Think what you will of the platitude, but there’s no denying that the vivacious Spanish capital has a lot going for it, including some of Europe’s top... Read More

By: David Appell The fact that Key West is one of the world’s most-recognized vacation destinations begs the question – what is all the fuss about? It’s hardly about the beaches (which pale in comparison to others in South Florida). Rather, it’s the local sense of sun-drenched hedonism that tourists... Read More

By: Gretchen Kelly (with David Farley) One of the first things you notice at the Henri Coanda Airport in Bucharest is the scores of Gucci- and Prada-clad Italians in the European Union national arrivals line. This is a sight few could have dreamed up before Christmas Day 1989, when Romanians... Read More

By: Elissa Richard There are few more thrilling cities to visit than New York, with its dynamic, inimitable mix of world cultures, of skyscrapers and small towns. Pulsating with an almost tangible energy, visitors regularly find themselves invigorated and, on occasion, even a bit overwhelmed, by the exciting, brash, and... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Just 30 years ago, Napa Valley wines got no respect. But 1976 was, as they say, a vintage year: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay bested some of France’s legendary names in a prestigious blind tasting that shocked the wine world. Since then, this sublimely scenic destination has... Read More