Discoveries

by Kim D. McHugh Engaged in a Corn Dance, more than 200 festively adorned tribal members enter the main square of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo near Santa Fe. The dance amplifies why New Mexico has “Land of Enchantment” on its license plates. It is one of many annual celebrations that

By Ann Abel For all its grandeur and loveliness today, Vidago Palace, a lavish resort in the far north of Portugal, did not get off to the most auspicious of starts. In the early 20th century, when thermal springs resorts were all the rage, King Carlos I wanted a luxurious palace

By Larry Olmsted When it comes to planning an island vacation in the Caribbean, there are tons of choices, big and small, with arguments to be made for just about every spot. But if you are a golfer, the options thin out dramatically. There are several smaller islands with one

By Everett Potter Three new hotels are about to debut in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, raising the stakes for luxury in a town that has no shortage of inventive places to stay. Gleneagles Townhouse, 100 Princes Street and W Edinburgh are raising the luxury level in the Scottish

By Everett Potter A stay in a classic seaside vacation cottage has long been part of a summer trip to Maine. Now there’s a revamped version of those old time cottage colonies called Salt Cottages that dispenses with knotty pine and dark interiors and instead brings a high design and a

By Catherine Sabino As pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, major celebrations, new events and old favorites are turning up on calendars for 2022. Here’s a sampling of the dozens of happenings scheduled to take place on the continent from March through December. DENMARK Copenhagen In Denmark the days are long

By Everett Potter The town of Jackson, New Hampshire has the bucolic look of a 19th century town that seems to have been the model for a Currier & Ives print. The visual inventory includes two covered bridges, surrounding snow-capped hills and mountains, and a handful of charming country inns

By Larry Olmsted “Wonders of the World” and “Bucket List” are terms that get thrown around a lot in the travel industry, often inappropriately. But there is no doubt that Angkor Wat, the top tourism destination in Cambodia, easily qualifies for both. In terms of ruins and manmade sites, there

La Casas de la Juderia, Cordoba. Courtesy of the hotel. By Ann Abel Córdoba, the second city of Spain’s sultry Andalusia region, may not get all the attention of its more famous neighbor, Seville. That’s fine: Córdoba—which still attracts its own fair share of visitors, to be sure—dazzles with its

By Everett Potter The pandemic may be finally winding down, but the idea of a vacation just with your family, friends or tribe remains a very appealing concept. Kick it up a notch to a luxury oceanside villa in Hawaii and you’ve got an amazing basecamp to hang out or to