On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.
We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.
After assessing several small hotels in the heart of Los Angeles, a little time along the coast seemed like just the thing. One hotel in Malibu made the cut.
Each beach has its own character and crowd (or lack thereof). Our editor evaluated several beaches along a scenic stretch of Southern California.
Arequipa, Peru's second city, is spectacularly located beneath a 19,101-foot volcano. The only thing the city has lacked is a hotel, until now.
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.
Los Angeles has seen a wave of interesting new bars open up, ranging from beer halls to candlelit speakeasy-style cocktail lounges. Here are four we enjoyed.
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.
An afternoon hike in Runyon Canyon, a park rising from Hollywood up into the hills, proved exhilarating in the cool air and ultimately "very L.A."
Los Angeles has become one of America's most important centers of contemporary art. Here we visit four notable museums with exciting collections.
Los Angeles has a reputation for endless urban sprawl, but in fact it's easy to find scenic hikes within the metro area. Here are four parks we explored.
Our editor ventured to Southern California where he scouted out hotels in Los Angeles and Malibu in search of a hideaway. He found two.
Los Angeles now ranks among the great dining destinations of the United States. Here are 8 of the best restaurants that have opened in the past year.
We visited sunny Los Angeles hoping to fill out our roster of recommended hotels with smaller properties. Of the three we visited, only one made the grade.
The Champagne region has recently emerged as one of the great gastronomic destinations in France, with an impressive constellation of great restaurants.
From March through October, the Belmond Pivoine, a 128-foot barge, plies the waters of the Marne river and the Canal Lateral à la Marne.
Endowed with great restaurants and many of France's best hotels, Champagne is a more alluring destination for oenophiles, gourmets and history buffs than ever.
We spent 10 days in Champagne, France, a region known for its restaurants, hotels and fine wines. Here are three new hotel recommendations from our trip.
Troyes has yet to attract hordes of tourists and remains a quiet and atmospheric place. There is so much to do that we recommend a two-day visit.