There are hundreds of other smaller, less developed islands that offer a real sense of escape, and the chance to boast that you've been somewhere your friends haven't even heard of.
Mexico is a perennial favorite for American travelers looking for a beach getaway. Yet not all beach destinations were created equal. Some feel like they were built yesterday merely as a place to disgorge jumbo jets.
I love watching people at the beach because they exude pure joy, a release. I can tell they are behaving differently at the edge of the shore than they do in their lives back home -- in their busy lives of work and stresses and shoulds.
by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler ...
There will be a free live simulcast of the final performance of Los Angeles Opera's Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci on the Santa Monica Beach pier on October 3, 2015. Gianni Schicchi is a delightful short romp starring Placido Domingo.
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Imagine no traffic, no crowds and no noise--except the soft buzzing of a propeller and untamed gusts of wind. Wild blue waters rise and fall with each breath the Gulf of Mexico takes.
By Chaney Kwak for DETAILS. (photos: Getty Images) Hot sun, hypnotic...
Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.
In the age of social media, the summer time can be a very strenuous season of the year. After all, this is your chance to show all your friends and creepy strangers the baller life that you live off of your un-tenured elementary school teacher salary. But get ready for fall!
Welcome to Happy Island, Thailand. It's the stuff screensavers are made of -- a can't-possibly-be-real limestone karst topped with peach-fuzz foliage and surrounded by luminous water.
"The water is soooo warm!" That sentence keeps popping out of Angelenos' mouths. It's practically impossible to stick a toe into the California Pacific Ocean without making some sort of immediate involuntary exclamation regarding the water temperature.
After Labor Day, people across the country pack up their towels, stash their unfinished beach reading, and stow their beach chairs for the winter ahead. But what they don't realize is that fall and winter are actually the best times of year to visit many beaches around the country.
Since January, when Obama's Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management announced its proposal to allow drilling leases off the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Georgia beginning in 2017, opposition to the dangerous plan has mounted.
Sadly, summer is coming to an end here in the states, but fortunately you can experience an endless summer in Jamaica. With weather ranging from mid-70s to the high 80s all year-round, it's always a right time to travel to Jamaica.
As a chef, I have always been fascinated by holidays and traditions from around the world because no matter how much they may differ from place to pla...