Our editor takes a personal vacation but still comes home to write about it. Here he accompanies his spouse to Vienna, one of his favorite cities in the world.
Alsace is a peaceful and prosperous wine region. Here are four castles that punctuate a storybook landscape of forests, vineyards and well-preserved houses.
Seeing the vineyards and tasting wine where it's made gives you a deeper connection to it. In Colmar, we had great fun learning about Alsatian wines.
With its fairy-tale landscapes, half-timbered towns, crumbling castles and fine wines and cuisine, Alsace, France, is a lovely region to visit.
On this trip to Alsace, our writer explored the picturesque Route des Vins, which winds through the Vosges Mountains. He found two hideaways to recommend there.
Michelin stars twinkle all up and down the Route des Vins, the picturesque road linking a series of wine towns. Here are seven restaurants we recommend.
The Unterlinden Museum has become one of the top attractions in Alsace. It is small, set in historic buildings and has a superb collection of art.
Formally a winter resort, Struthof was turned into a concentration camp by the Nazis. A visit here is a visceral reminder of the horrors of war.
The grape-growing region of Cognac is just as iconic as Bordeaux but far more overlooked. Learn where to visit, eat and taste in this lovely area of France.
No trip to Merida is complete without signing up for the "Taste of Yucatan" class at Los Dos cooking school. It teaches you about the region and the food.
Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.
For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.
The scenery of the American Southwest is often otherworldly. Listed below are my favorite landscapes from a spring road trip through Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
Despite the crowds and long lines, there are still ways to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park in relative solitude.
Every road trip needs a playlist. For our recent visit to Arizona and Utah, we put together this mix of rock and roll, Native American tunes and an audiobook.
With expansive verandas, private plunge pools and stellar wildlife viewing, the lavish Selinda Camp is the latest venture by Great Plains Conservation.
Known for its Gilded Age mansions and well-heeled guests, Newport, Rhode Island, is a draw for those interested in architecture, illustration, autos and tennis.
There weren’t any newly opened hotels of interest in Sedona, so our writer took the opportunity to check up on three hotels we’ve reviewed before.
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.
A former retreat for elite East Coast families, Castle Hot Springs was closed until recently. This is what we found at the end of a dirt road in the desert.
Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.
A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.
With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.
The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is known for its resorts and golf courses. Our writer visited and found two recommendable hideaways there.
Originally built in 1912 as a private Tuscan-style villa on a 600-acre estate outside Washington, D.C., Keswick Hall is being reimagined and upgraded.
From the trendy beach town of Holbox to the charming colonial cities of Valladolid and Mérida, our writer explores new hotels in the Yucatán.
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.
Eight outstanding restaurants in the Yucatán, where the chefs are cooking everything from traditional Oaxacan fare to wood-fired pizza and molecular gastronomy.
This day trip from Mérida includes visits to several of the region’s atmospheric haciendas and the great Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal.
Mauro Stoppa takes guests on tours of the Venetian Lagoon aboard his boat. He shows them a side of Venice that they normally would never see.