Travelers more keen on history and culture than beaches and mai tais will find plenty of interest in Hawaii. Here are four fascinating sites to visit there.
Our editor goes on three walking tours of Key West -- taking in its art, literary history and historical homes -- and learns something new at each of them.
In this full-day itinerary, we round up our favorite places that encompass both San Antonio's rich and layered past and its promising future.
The Czechs seem to have an affinity for the macabre, and Brno is no exception. Here are four of the city's most important underground attractions.
Salina, which hosts our recommended hotels in the Aeolian Islands, provides a good base for day trips to the other more-remote islands in the archipelago.
Most visitors to New Orleans stay in the French Quarter and never leave. Instead, this daylong itinerary explores beautiful Uptown on the St. Charles streetcar.
One of the best reasons to travel is for the memories. Here are seven experiences from the past year that will live with us for decades to come.
Beyond the beach blanket and amusement park crowds, the Sunshine State has several new small hotels and restaurants of real character.
The best way to discover art deco Miami is with a two-hour walking tour by Art Deco Tours. It's a great way to learn about the town and its architecture.
With collections dedicated to Louis Comfort Tiffany and art from ancient cultures and the African diaspora, these five museums in Florida are worth exploring.
Vancouver Island has a rich history influenced by the gold rush and timber industry. Here are the three destinations that provide glimpses into its past.
It helps to visit the former Jewish Ghetto with a guide. We were led us on an engrossing and personal tour through Jewish Roma Walking Tours.
Located just 30 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, the spectacular 135-acre Butchart Gardens surpassed our expectations.
Arizona is one of the major pre-Columbian cultural centers of North America and one of the best places to experience ancient history in the United States.
The Mayan empire flourished between A.D. 250 and A.D. 900. Remnants of their large-scale construction projects can be seen in the Yucatán.
This day trip from Mérida includes visits to several of the region’s atmospheric haciendas and the great Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal.
Grenada's rock art may not be well-protected or well-maintained, but it's still worth a visit. Here are five sites where you can see ancient petroglyphs.
On a recent spring visit to Lisbon, we checked out a few intimate hotels, each promising historical resonance, contemporary flair and five-star accommodations.
Though preservation guidelines came late to the city, Los Angeles is full of architectural jewels — if you know where to look. This tour helped us find them.
In preparation for his trip to Los Angeles, our writer delves into a book about the city and later enjoys time in one of L.A.'s most interesting bookstores.
On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, we got a sense of the area's storied past by visiting its famous mission, a historic park and a maritime museum.
The heart of this book is the epic tale of the Caire family, which at one time owned Santa Cruz Island, about 30 miles off the coast of California.
Architecturally, and in atmosphere, both Charleston and Savannah form a wonderful contrast. Here are 7 things to do and see in the cities.
We visited the classic sites of the Nile Valley to assess the situation in Egypt. Here are videos from Giza, Luxor and the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel.
For travelers fascinated by Dracula, there are a variety of locations that can be visited in Transylvania besides the most popular, Bran Castle.
Our editor visited Mălâncrav to see the 14th-century fortified church and its famous Gothic murals. What he found instead was much more special.
Culturally rich, peaceful and hospitable, Transylvania deserves to join the ranks of major European destinations. For now, it remains unspoiled.
Known as the Nation's Oldest Port, St. Augustine, Florida, offers the visitor many things to do in this charming and atmospheric place.
Described as Portugal’s “chicest beach retreat,” Comporta is a sophisticated escape near Lisbon. Here's how to spend a perfect day there.
Our editor visits Japan and stays at four of the country’s famous onsen ryokan (hot-spring inns) in Tokyo, Takayama, Matsuyama and Hakone,