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His "favorite place in the world," is Sundown Villa on Discovery Bay in Jamaica about an hour from Montego Bay. Stewart, now 38, and deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International, has been visiting Sundown Villa since he was a young child and the villa was his family's weekend getaway from Kingston. He explained that his dad, Gordon "Butch" Stewart, founder of...

Britain, while engulfed in Brexit politics, is constantly investing in first-class projects to share its heritage-- and, in so many ways, Britain's heritage is linked to our heritage. The city of London has been busy upgrading its offerings. Besides the abbey, it's worth considering advance tickets, especially in peak season, for these London sights: Churchill War...

Thanks to special glasses and simulators, we dodge dinosaurs at one of the virtual reality experiences in the unique Galaxy Pavilion and, had it been warm enough, we could have sped down Ocean Loops, a double-loop waterslide that sweeps 11 feet off the side of the ship-- 1,590 feet above the ocean. And when parents need a break, perhaps at the adults-only Vibe Beach...

Time again to think about holiday gifts for travelers on your list, so here are my suggestions, updated for 2019. My overarching guideline for a great gift is to arrange some extravagance-- petty to major, depending on your budget; experiential or physical-- that you know the traveler would enjoy but probably hasn't already arranged and wouldn't otherwise arrange.

Have you done your homework? Miami could be just as good as Cancun or the Caribbean, or vice versa, "suggests Expedia spokesman Alexis Tiacoh, who notes that Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become" our biggest event of the year. For example, the Fairmont Austin will celebrate their tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 1 and is offering a Black Friday through...

Have you done your homework? Miami could be just as good as Cancun or the Caribbean, or vice versa, "suggests Expedia spokesman Alexis Tiacoh, who notes that Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become" our biggest event of the year. For example, the Fairmont Austin will celebrate their tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 1 and is offering a Black Friday through...

A recent blog post recounts the tribulations of a traveler who rented a place to stay in Chicago through Airbnb. Several decades ago, before Airbnb was a thing, a website offering Paris rentals played the same game: Promise a great rental, tell the tenants on arrival that their property has suffered some sort of emergency, and place them in an "alternative" that...

Every time I travel to Europe in the off-season, I find myself enjoying a cool and comfy tranquility-- and not missing the heat and crowds that so often come with peak season. But even more than that, I enjoy catching Europe by surprise-- at its candid best, living everyday life. When I travel outside of the tourist season, Europe seems even more welcoming than normal.

Experiencing Italy's caf├ęs, cuisine, and wines is a joy, and in the heart of Tuscany, Florence offers a particularly satisfying spread. Restaurant competition in Florence is fierce, so it's easy to find delicious Tuscan specialties at fair prices-- even in the tourist zone. The best is from the white Chianina breed of cattle you'll see grazing throughout Tuscany.