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Splendor in the Light

Ensconced in the Andalusian hills and bluffs of Granada is the imposing Alhambra. The last citadel of the Moors of southern Spain, with the Sierra Nevada cresting behind, must be on your list of places to visit. The historic architectural stunner was an alcazar (palace), an alcazaba (fortress) and a medina (township) as well as a masterpiece of harmonious natural...

Maritime Mountain Meeting

There’s something enchanting about the idea of being on your own secluded island. In the 1950s musical South Pacific, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein expressed it this way: Bali Ha’i will whisper On the wind of the sea: “Here am I, your special island! Come to me, come to me!” Little Harvest Caye in the Caribbean, just off the coast of Belize, goes far...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Deluxe Destinations If you can drop some serious coin for a hotel room, try one of these ritzy destinations. Perhaps the best word to describe Sharq Village and Spa is lush. The hotel, in the country’s capital city, sits directly on Doha Bay, part of the Persian Gulf. Unlike most Western hotel concepts, Sharq resembles a village, with abundant greenery, fountains, pools...

Yo, Hadrian – This Wall’s Not Rocky

Transport yourself to a viridescent destination that can enrich you physically and mentally. Hadrian’s Wall in the United Kingdom offers adventure and bonding, ideal for a themed trip or a graduation gift for parent and child to enjoy together. For those wanting a vacation that’s intrepid but not overly “touristy,” head to this remnant from the Roman Empire. Climate and...