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  • New hotels help Palm Springs regain its title as the capital of cool

    New hotels help Palm Springs regain its title as the capital of cool

    Remember the old Palm Springs? A sunny desert town where Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and many other Hollywood types partied in the '50s and '60s? It crashed and burned when new communities developed nearby. Stores closed. Restaurants died. Builders abandoned construction sites. But a funny thing happened...

  • The Mediterranean island of Menorca feeds body and soul

    The Mediterranean island of Menorca feeds body and soul

    A vacation requiring long treks leading to lots of people was not what we had planned. Hidden beaches backed by limestone cliffs, temperate waters and an under-the-radar status (at least for now) were the lures of Menorca, a small island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. Not that we...

  • Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

    Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

    When we sisters-in-law (one in California, the other in Nevada) agreed to a midway Western weekend for the brothers, we should have known better. The setting and scenery would be grand, the river inviting and the amenities, well, less so. Arizona’s Marble Canyon and the upper Colorado River near...

  • How to save big on Hawaii Island

    How to save big on Hawaii Island

    On Hawaii Island, you can have a first-class trip at coach prices. I’ve been traveling here for years, and I learned to visit and have fun without spending a small fortune. Here are some of the ways on Hawaii Island. (To see how to on Maui and Oahu, click through on those links.) Visit the supermarkets...

  • Saving money on Maui

    Saving money on Maui

    If you’re traveling to Maui, you may worry that your pockets need to be as deep as the water surrounding this popular island. That there’s no way to go to Hawaii without breaking the bank. In my 25 trips to Maui in the last 25 years, I have accumulated some tips that let you achieve “Maui wowee”...

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