Travel to 'Planet Cuba' to see a nation in flux

Young adults gathered outside the large front windows of the opulent Hotel Parque Central, in the cultural core of Old Havana. Many wore designer jeans. They raised their arms high. For a moment, I thought they were holding lit matches, rock-concert style. Then I moved close to see what glowed in their hands.


Languorous luxury in Anguilla

There's a Spanish proverb that goes, "How wonderful to do nothing, and then rest." It's found printed on T-shirts at Ernie's Bar, a humble beach shack on Anguilla's Shoal Bay, a stretch of powder white sand and endless turquoise-teal water, once named the No. 1 beach in the world by Travel Channel. It's a sentiment that's easy to settle into on this Caribbean island of 35 square miles with a population of 15,000. A British territory and northernmost of the Leeward Islands, Anguilla's a mere three-hour flight from Miami and then 20-minute ferry from St. Martin/St. Maarten.


Weekend getaway to scenic Sebastopol

Gotta love a town that supposedly earned its name in an 1850s bar fight - something about likening the brawl to the British siege of the seaport of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. Clearly, folks were up on global events back then, despite no broadband service.


Los Cabos hotel reopening dates

More than five months after Hurricane Odile, most Los Cabos, Mexico, lodgings are up and running. But some are still closed for repairs and renovation. Here is a sample of 10 closed hotels with their tentative reopening dates and per-night rates (which are subject to change).

Modesto Events

Modesto Deals

Today's Circulars

Editor's Choice Videos