2007 a banner year for cruise deals in Caribbean & beyond
Rosemary McClure // 04.13.07
Cruise fares have fallen so sharply in recent months that travelers waiting for their ship to come in may find that it's just on the horizon and sailing toward them at full speed. \"There are some fantastic deals out there,\" said Emerson Hankamer, president of discount agency Vacations to G... read more

In Mexico, American-run B&Bs offer bang for the peso
Donald S. Stroetzel // 03.30.07
Casa Obelisco in San Francisco, a little fishing village on the Nayarit coast of western Mexico, is not your typical B&B. Its four balconied rooms feature king-sized beds. The tiled baths are private, with twin sinks. And at one end of the pool, bar stools are bolted to the bottom. That's wh... read more

Mexico's Playa Chacala: Sun, sand & something more
Christopher Reynolds // 02.24.07
Sure, there's a great beach here, fresh fish, tall palms and only about 400 locals to share them with. But let's start with the treachery and deception. \"You wouldn't believe the snakes. Snakes as big as your head,\" says Ben Laird, a Wisconsonite who bought a vacation home here last year. ... read more

Mexico: Less-trod trails near San Miguel de Allende
By Judith Fein // 01.19.07
When I arrived in San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state in central Mexico last December, I felt as though I were home in Santa Fe, N.M., minus the central heating. San Miguel was picturesque, with scores of ethnic shops and artists. And that was the problem. I craved the unfamiliar. So I... read more