Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Famous Los Muertos Beach
Puerto Vallarta Famous Los Muertos Beach

And now for something completely different: Dinner in the Sky! The air was balmy, the moon was full, and the stars were twinkling their amusement...

  • The gates at Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Enchanting Kyoto: A Japanese City Steeped in Culture and Good Eats

    KYOTO, Japan—The paper screen doors slid open, revealing a garden of neatly arranged rocks amid vibrant green trees and a small pathway lined with stone... Read more

  • Honfleur’s Vieux-Bassin (Old Harbour) is lined with beautifully restored 16th- to 18th-century houses. (Janna Graber)

    Paris to Normandy: River Cruising in France

    As we approach the water, I see it stretched along the river. The MS River Venture is a small luxury vessel that can hold 136... Read more

  • The Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., on May 22, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    10 Rules You Must Follow When Visiting Walt Disney World

    If you and your family are heading to Disney World soon, first let me say, I am so excited for you!!!!  Okay, okay, deep breaths... Read more

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    Celebrating Carnival in Germany’s Dusseldorf

    The guy sitting next to me on my AirBerlin flight to Dusseldorf was heading to the city on the Rhine to enjoy its famous Carnival... Read more

  • Nevis Botanical Gardens, a lush oasis of tropical plants and other flora from around the world. (Janna Graber)

    Nevis, the Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret

    “Watch your step,” our guide says as we follow a narrow path up the mountainside. The trees are so thick that only narrow rays of... Read more

  • The Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa in Interlaken. (Mohammed Reza Amirinia)

    Bern and Interlaken: Pearls of Switzerland

    In September of last year I spent a few days in Switzerland and visited Bern and Interlaken. Although Switzerland’s busy capital city, Bern projects the... Read more

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    Gone Windjamming: Exploring the Coast of Maine—Wherever the Wind Takes You

    ABOARD THE VICTORY CHIMES, Maine—The crew refused to eat lobster. It wasn’t so much mutiny as a surfeit of a good thing. No matter that the... Read more

  • A castle overlooking the River Rhine. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its castle-dotted landscape and elegant scenery. (Barbara Angelakis)

    A memorable Rhine & Moselle river cruise

    Our 13-day Uniworld boutique river cruise on the luxurious River Queen began in Amsterdam. After a must-do canal sightseeing cruise and a visit to the... Read more

  • Stairs leading to Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    In Basho’s Footsteps: A Less-Traveled Journey Through Japan

    Climbing 2,446 steps requires endurance. As I made my way up, looking for the renderings of Buddha said to be etched into the stone steps,... Read more

  • Zebras watch as the walking safari passes by. (Giannella M. Garrett)

    A Walking Safari in Zambia

    Kangachepe Banda poked at a pile of elephant dung with a twig, exposing thousands of undigested acacia seeds. He was about to explain their significance... Read more

  • View of the Sea of Cortez from near Loreto. (Villa del Palmar Beach Resorts & Spa)

    Getting Away From It All in Loreto, Mexico

    At one time the Baja area of Mexico was a hot spot for those seeking a meaningful escape from daily life, particularly Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip... Read more

  • In Santorini, Greece, whites seem brighter, blues appear more intense, and, romance gets a boost as well. (AOL Screenshot)

    Is This the World’s Most Romantic Destination? (Video)

    In Santorini, Greece, whites seem brighter, blues appear more intense, and apparently romance gets a boost as well. has named the popular holiday spot... Read more

  • The gardens at the Alcázar in Seville. (Manos Angelakis)

    Spain’s Andalucía: Crossroads of Culture

    Andalucía in southern Spain is a land of bullfighting and dancing horses, flamenco and exotic architecture, and warm, welcoming people. Andalucía is the largest of... Read more

  • View of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River from La Grande Roue. (Isabelle Kellogg)

    A Fun Winter Weekend in Paris

    I spent a weekend in Paris in early January and participated in some activities that may be more “off the beaten track” for some visitors... Read more

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

  • The Royal Palace Amsterdam is used by the Dutch Royal House for entertaining and official functions, but is open to visitors most of the year. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. (Robert Scarth/Wikimedia Commons)

    Amsterdam, a City on the Move

    Amsterdam has been known as “The Venice of the North” for so long, it’s time it shed that appellation and claimed its own special title... Read more

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