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by Karen Asp Wellness isn’t something I typically associate with all-inclusives, but then again, I’ve never stayed at Hotel Xcaret Mexico in the Riviera Maya. After four days there, though, I’ve logged an impressive amount of physical activity, and my mental health, which had been drifting south for months, gets

By Everett Potter For some of us, nothing says “holidays” quite like Hawaii. The best way to celebrate in the islands during the Christmas and New Year’s break is to gather the family or a few like-minded friends and rent a villa. Too late? Maybe not. It’s late September, but

By Alexander Lobrano In Hebrew, the word ‘Tekés’ means ceremony, with the implication of a celebration. In Paris, the word now has two meanings–the original Hebrew one, and a second one as the name of Tekés, a very popular new restaurant, which is also a cause for rejoicing, because it

By Bart Beeson If The Federal in Brunswick, Maine could talk, you would imagine it would spin long yarns about seafaring days and ocean adventures. The hotel’s original building dates back to the early 1800s and was once the Captain Daniel Stone Inn, named after the well-known sea merchant who

By Neil Wolkodoff When traveling, two things come to mind when you pack. Does it save space, and is it useful and essential? The National Outdoor Retailer show showcases new products, and while many are aimed at the outdoor enthusiast, most have significant applications to the traveler. Rip Torn. When

By Larry Olmsted My nephew got married this summer, and with not a lot of lead time, told me they wanted to honeymoon for two weeks, split between Venice and Greece. That’s a good trip – so good that these happen to currently be the two hottest summer destinations in

By Everett Potter Seeing Europe on two wheels is always a good idea, especially on a trip planned by experts. Here are four new bike rides for 2023 from some of the best tour operators in the business Italy: La Via Francigena Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has been the go-to

By Brian E. Clark The Chabris family of Cincinnati has international, intergeneration travel down pat. And then some. In recent years, they’ve journeyed – mostly with the luxe outfitter Abercrombie and Kent (abercrombiekent.com) – to France, Italy, Mongolia, China, and Africa. The most recent trip for the Chabris clan, consisting

By Catherine Sabino Cinque Terre’s fame has brought Italy’s southern Riviera new attention, with travelers seeking out neighboring villages in search of extra helpings of rustic coastal charm. Portovenere, although an outstanding destination in its own right, has sometimes been dubbed the “sixth” of the five famed hamlets because of

By Brian E. Clark In more than two decades of living in California during my peripatetic newspaper career, I traveled the state from north to south. (East to West, too.) I called San Francisco, Nevada City, Davis, Modesto, and San Diego home and wrote about places from Mount Shasta in