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  • The charms of Old Quito, Ecuador

    QUITO, Ecuador — "Not long ago, we wouldn't think of coming to this area," Dominic Hamilton tells me as we stand on a street corner in Quito's historic area at 1 a.m. "It was horribly seedy. And dangerous." Hamilton is a Brit who, after having...
  • Ancient attractions

    Ancient attractions
    An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer. Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
  • 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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Easter Island, Chile
    Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Sydney, Australia

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Sydney, Australia
    Sydney, Australia, starting and ending point of many cruises and a popular port of call on world cruises and other extended voyages, invariably makes the lists of the world’s most scenic harbors –along with the likes of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil,...
  • Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening

    Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell face off in river boat christening
    Portugal and the Douro River were the stars alongside actresses Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell as competing river cruise companies debuted their newest ships. At an event on March 22 in Porto in the north of Portugal that also featured the musical...
  • Top 5 waterfall hikes

    Top 5 waterfall hikes
    With spring in the air, it's time to get off the couch and get outside. If you need greater motivation, we've found five trails that include outstanding water features, so you'll be inspired to get to the end and either take a dip or spot a rainbow....
  • 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...
  • Russia by river

    Russia by river
    SVIRSTROY, Russia — On the bank of the Svir River, about 160 miles northeast of St. Petersburg, lies a remote village that symbolizes this vast nation's struggle to reinvent itself after communism. An 8-year-old named Peter, maybe after the...
  • Mata Ortiz, Mexico: Travel info

    THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
  • Hiking Italy's Dolomites is challenging and beautiful

    Hiking Italy's Dolomites is challenging and beautiful
    CORTINA D' AMPEZZO, Italy — Hiking up a road should be simple, right? It's relatively wide, so you're not apt to step off and tumble down the mountain. It's relatively smooth, so you're not likely to stumble. So why am I stopping for a...