Cozumel from culture to beaches

Much about the island says Mexico. Archeological sites hint of the rich Mayan civilization that once flourished there. Parts of San Miguel, the only town, retain the charms of villages common throughout the country’s mainland. At the same time, Cozumel displays its...

In bed with history on Carolina's Outer Banks

This Rooms to Explore feature focuses upon places to stay throughout the country and the world that becomes part of a visit to a destination. These are hotels, inns and other accommodations that help to bring the local history, culture and lifestyle alive in a very...

Traveling to enjoy the colors of the fall

Jill and Bill Kelly oooh and aaah at the scenery passing below the hot air balloon in which they’re sailing gently above the treetops. The ride is very different for Mark and Marylee Sutherland as they help steer a rubber raft through a stretch of rock-strewn river...

Can visitors find “real Hawaii” at a Hilton?

This Rooms to Explore feature focuses upon places to stay throughout the country and the world that become part of a visit to a destination. These are hotels, inns and other accommodations that help to bring the local history, culture and lifestyle alive in a very...

Entranced in England's Lake District

Viewing a high country landscape accentuated by a blanket of yellow, the poet William Wordsworth in 1804 described what he saw as “a host of golden daffodils.” To Alfred Lord Tennyson, people walking in the same region “came on the shining levels of the lake.” When I...