By Maggie Downs It’s dinnertime in Puerto Vallarta. There’s a polished wooden table set in the fragrant herb garden at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa. The sun is pastel pink and orange as it sinks into the crashing ocean. And there’s a chef pumping smoke into the boxes
By Brian E. Clark When Sonia Gil graduated from Cornell University with a degree in plant biology nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea what the future held. So Gil, who grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, returned to her homeland, joined an NGO (non-governmental agency) and worked in the
Story and Photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren If you’re looking for a cruise ship the size of a small city with the likes of rock walls, extreme water slides, go-karting, and laser tag, you can stop reading now because this isn’t the cruise for you. But, if the idea of
By Ruth J. Katz I had magic on the brain: I was expecting to spy Harry Potter, at the very least. Maybe our hotel would resemble Disney’s Magic Castle. I was, to be clear, entering a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Village), the town of Valle de Bravo in the Mexican State of México,
Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff Mazatlan is a city with a 500-year history that combines the Totorames Indians, the Spanish and the current Mexican residents. Add German, French and Filipino influence over the years, and you have idyllic setting looking west to the Pacific with some real cultural zip.
By Ann Abel Wellness is a bit wily. We all want it—and plenty of products and services are promising to deliver it to us—but we don’t know exactly what it is. Is it green detox juice and a vegan bento box? Is it sound therapy and shamanistic healing? High-impact intervals
By Kim D. McHugh I’m standing at the blue tees on Hole 3-B on “Pacifico”, a gorgeous course at Punta Mita, a luxe Mexico destination resort. I chose this hole over 3-A since its green is in the Pacific Ocean. Billed as “the largest natural island green in the world”
By William Triplett I suppose it’s not surprising that someone who’s always been a little suspicious of cruises might sign up for his first with a company called UnCruise Adventures. Emphasis on the “un,” as in unlike a lot of normal cruises involving a massive ship and easily a couple