Seven years and $134 million later, the reopened Orient-Express hotel features an infinity pool, monogrammed pillows and mystery stairs.
Looking to get away? From domestic to international, budget to luxurious, family-friendly to rugged, we've got dozens of recommendations for 2015, drawn from Los Angeles Times staff, readers and other travel sites.
Welcome, Detourists! This slide show, photographed and written by L.A. Times staffer Christopher Reynolds, goes all over and grows every weekday.
It was harvest time in this remote archipelago where French Polynesians produce the South Seas' most treasured pearls.
French Jesuit Father Honoré Laval, intent on creating "a settlement of God," established a despotic rule over the Gambiers soon after he landed in 1834.
The Big Island beaches are lovely, but it's those magnificent mountains that call my name. I wanted to hop the fences and climb the hills, turn down every country lane to see where it led, go around the next bend in the road because the view might be even better. What was there to discover? A lot,...
The Kahua Ranch experience is unique in the Hawaiian Islands, where opportunities are rare for visiting, much less staying, on a private working ranch. Other major ranches on the Big Island, including the largest, Parker Ranch, accept a limited number of visitors, if at all.