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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sometimes, the best trip is the one you take with yourself. When you’re traveling solo, you get to explore a destination on your own terms with no compromise — and to fully engage with the destination. Here are just six places that we think are great for one. ... Read More

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costa rica, a great place to go in june

Travelers are a savvy bunch — they know that it’s better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now? With that in mind, we’ve drummed up the smartest places you should be making plans for June, whether you’re... Read More

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Is there anything sweeter than checking into a hotel named for the cacao bean, chocolate’s essential ingredient? Turns out, there is — Hotel Cacao, opening on October 1 in the Riviera Maya hub of Playa del Carmen, plans to offer rates starting at only $147 per night. ... Read More

Mexico Riviera Maya

All-inclusive resorts are great at keeping their guests busy. Included yoga classes and dance lessons are a fun way to spend a less-than-sunny day, and free-to-use kayaks and snorkeling gear can get you away from the pool and into the ocean. But many resorts also offer additional activities and... Read More

IBEROSTAR Grand Riviera Maya
Karen Gardiner Dion

At an all-inclusive resort, we often resign ourselves to an acceptance that what we gain in dollars saved, we lose in memorable dining experiences. When all of our meals are included in the room rate, we often don’t hope for anything better than standard food court or buffet fare. The... Read More

punta cana hurricane season deals and risks

[Editors Update] While these prices are from 2013, they’ll give you a good sense of how much you can save during the season. More importantly, our risk factor assessments can help you determine whether the deals are worth the gamble. Nine months out of the year, Caribbean islands are a postcard-ready... Read More

Adult Spring Break

Spring break isn’t just for hordes of rowdy college kids and fun-loving families anymore. Increasingly, outfitters are upping the ante – and, often, slashing prices – with warm-weather tours and off-the-beaten-path offerings that target 20-, 30-, and 40-something sojourners who are, more often than not, looking for a trip... Read More

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Chocolate massage Mexico

Move over, margaritas: Wine is poised to take center stage at an upcoming culinary series of gourmet culinary events at an award-winning property in the Mexican Riviera. In further proof that the world has not, in fact, ended, Karisma Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its Jackson Family Wines Culinary Series... Read More

Aeromexico plane

Aeromexico is giving us another reason to get sunburned this summer, with its launch of daily direct flights from JFK airport in New York to Cancún, Mexico from starting July 1. Timed so you can hit the beaches the same day you land, Aeromexico’s flights depart JFK’s terminal 1 at... Read More

El Castillo Chichen Itza

March 20, the spring equinox, marks the first major date of 2012 for the Maya Long Count calendar. The hype has already caused a bump in tourism at many already-popular sites throughout the Mundo Maya, but with a little advance planning, you can carve out some solitude (and preserve... Read More

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Tips for Visiting Maya Ruins in Mexico

So, the world didn’t end when the Mayans said it would. But that doesn’t mean that the popular Mayan ruins in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Cobá, aren’t still worth a visit. The Mundo Maya, which also include the countries of Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala, saw tourism numbers rise... Read More

Sahara Las Vegas

2011 has been a big year for hotels—we’ve scooped dozens of exciting hotel openings across the globe. On the flip side, we must bid farewell to a few monumental hotels that have closed. Here are a few of the goners we’ll miss most. A moment of silence, if you... Read More

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Viceroy Palm Springs

Take a break from your holiday shopping to book one of these amazing Cyber Monday hotel deals, with rates up to 60 percent off! Loews Hotel: Get 20 percent off at 15 hotels, with rates from $104. Available all day today. British Colonial Hilton, Bahamas: With rates from $129/night, you’ll save... Read More

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Fairmont Mayakoba (Riviera Maya)

Escape to the sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico, and stay at the luxurious, Five Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba from $199 a night. This Cyber Monday deal is valid for stays between November 28 and December 23, 2011 and includes the following extras: • Free upgrade to the next room... Read More

Temascal Treatment

Slathered in green, cool mud and wearing nothing but a bathing suit, I bow at the entrance to the crimson-colored clay hut and prepare for the curative sweat of a lifetime. As the chaman leads a deep-throated chant, I settle cross-legged onto the adobe’s dusty floor, my feet inches... Read More