Design City: Revitalized Cape Town travel guide

Cape Town waterfront - photo courtesy Cape Town Tourism

Congrats Cape Town! You beat out L.A., Perth and Rotterdam to top the New York Times list of best places to go in 2014!

That’s in part because you were honored as the World Design Capital 2014.

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Getting High: Walking the Dubrovnik city wall

Walking on the wall's ramparts

“The best time to walk the wall is just before the sun sets,” they say.

 True. And one time – as the setting sun bathed Dubrovnik in a vivid golden glow – we did stroll atop the massive, 1¼ mile-long, stone wall that surrounds the Old City. And it was lovely…

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Death on display at the Guanajuato Mummy Museum

Mummy Museum at Guanajuato

The smallest mummy in the world is an almost perfectly-preserved six-month old fetus. It’s on display at the Mummy Museum in Guanajuato, one of the UNESCO-listed Mexican colonial towns we recently visited.

Built next to a cemetery, the famous (and macabre) museum has more than 100 mummies – the largest collection in the western hemisphere.

Many mummies are still wearing their shoes and tattered remnants of clothing.

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Fall in love with Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali

Bali dance

It was our first evening in Ubud. Under a starlit sky in the crumbling Ubud Palace, two beautiful teenage girls danced the classic “Legong” to the xylophone clangs of a Balinese gamelan orchestra.

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Sweet Sleeps

FS Bora Bora - photo FS Bora Bora

Dream Island: Sleeping overwater in Bora Bora

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There’s something deliciously sensual about drifting off to sleep listening to the splish-splash of waves beneath you. Diving off your deck for a morning swim in warm azure…

Charming Europe Hotels

Charming Europe Hotels: Five faves

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Palaces fit for kings and queens? Breezy seaside villas? Hideaway resorts favored by celebs? As professional travel writers, we get to stay at some pretty delightful places around…

Viceroy Zihuatanejo beach days

Easy beach days at Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beach butlers, palapas and lunch on the sand make beach days easy and fun at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo. Thatched palapas are spaced wide apart along 600 feet of…

Santorini Grace

Grace Santorini: Swooning over forever sea views

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We swoon over hotels with swimming pool edges high above the sea – like the Grace Santorini. Perched atop the volcanic crater rim of the Greek island of…

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