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  • Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush

    Argentine singer killed in Guatemala ambush
    Reporting from San Salvador and Mexico City -- Argentine songwriter and singer Facundo Cabral, an icon of Latin American folk and protest music, was shot to death early Saturday by unknown gunmen who intercepted his car in Guatemala City and pumped it...
  • Caribbean for less

    Caribbean for less
    As winter looms and travelers line up for a Caribbean holiday, sorting through all the island options for the best values can be a challenge. Four destinations rise to the top of the list when it comes to bang for your buck in the form of modest...
  • Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies

    Hanoi emerging as a destination for foodies
    In Hanoi, soup is a way of life — the connective tissue of Vietnamese culture. With noodles, herbs and sinew, it strings together twisting streets and varied lifestyles. Here the bones, crumpled napkins and squeezed limes that litter the ground...
  • 3 top-notch hotels that let Barcelona really show off

    3 top-notch hotels that let Barcelona really show off
    The 1992 Olympics transformed this into a world-class city with a bold mix of ancient and contemporary art, architecture and gastronomy. Throw in nine UNESCO World Heritage sites and eight sandy beaches on its Mediterranean coast, and it's not...
  • Take a chance on Guatemala

    Take a chance on Guatemala
    SANTIAGO ATITLAN, Guatemala — Edna Sloan sat at a table open to the street and its vendors, quietly sipping a local beer. Purchase of a beer in this pretty-enough town on Lake Atitlan entitles free access to a bano certified clean by our guide,...
  • The Frugal Traveler: World-class walking tours

    The Frugal Traveler: World-class walking tours
    While it's no secret that wandering the world by foot is a great way for travelers to save money, many are unaware of the world-class walking tours available around the globe. Many of them are bucket-list worthy and free of charge. These categories...
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • After the Olympics, explore England's North Country

    After the Olympics, explore England's North Country
    HEXHAM, England — A bone-chilling rain swept over the moors on the October day we hiked to the top of the ruins of Hadrian's Wall, a few miles south of the Scottish border. Gusts of wind, scouring the tumble-down ruins of the Second Century Roman...
  • Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba

    Seeing a transformation in full rein in Trinidad, Cuba
    TRINIDAD, Cuba — The taxi from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes a little more than an hour. It's a breakneck ride on a beautiful road, with densely forested hills rising above cultivated fields. Ambling horse carts veer to the side of the nearly empty...
  • Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk

     Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk
    PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
  • 10 best iconic modern house tours in North America

    10 best iconic modern house tours in North America
    Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...