Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.
For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.
The scenery of the American Southwest is often otherworldly. Listed below are my favorite landscapes from a spring road trip through Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
On our Southwest road trip through Utah, we anticipated our stays at both Amangiri and Under Canvas Zion, but only one experience was positive.
Despite the crowds and long lines, there are still ways to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park in relative solitude.
Every road trip needs a playlist. For our recent visit to Arizona and Utah, we put together this mix of rock and roll, Native American tunes and an audiobook.
Known for its Gilded Age mansions and well-heeled guests, Newport, Rhode Island, is a draw for those interested in architecture, illustration, autos and tennis.
There weren't any newly opened hotels of interest in Sedona, so our writer took the opportunity to check up on three hotels we've reviewed before.
Arizona is one of the major pre-Columbian cultural centers of North America and one of the best places to experience ancient history in the United States.
This Southwest road trip begins in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. We hoped to find a hideaway that would connect us to the area's cultural and natural wonders.
A former retreat for elite East Coast families, Castle Hot Springs was closed until recently. This is what we found at the end of a dirt road in the desert.
Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.
A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.
With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.
The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is known for its resorts and golf courses. Our writer visited and found two recommendable hideaways there.
Originally built in 1912 as a private Tuscan-style villa on a 600-acre estate outside Washington, D.C., Keswick Hall is being reimagined and upgraded.
We had the opportunity to revisit Lake Austin Spa Resort as an overnight guest. Here is our review of this Hill Country retreat, just outside Austin.
Our founder promised to travel incognito, pay his own expenses and find hideaways with character and great service. Forty years later our values are the same.
As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
The Lodge at Blue Sky is a new 46-room retreat, just outside Park City, Utah, that is part of the distinguished Auberge Resorts Collection.
The breadth and vibrancy of dining options in New Orleans have expanded in recent years. Here are 9 of our favorite restaurants in the Crescent City.
Occasionally something happens on a trip that comes as a complete surprise — even to a seasoned traveler. That was the case for our editor in New Orleans.
Only select locals get to experience the secret side of Mardi Gras. These off-the-radar museums let you in on the magic and the mystery of that world.
Hip new hotels, bars and restaurants are making New Orleans more exciting than ever. Here are three new hotels we visited during our recent stay.
On our recent visit to New Orleans, we returned to the properties that we’ve recommended for many years: Windsor Court Hotel and Soniat House.
New York City is teeming with excellent bars à vin. From tiny, dimly lit spaces to chic lounges, these are our 10 favorite wine bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.
We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.
After assessing several small hotels in the heart of Los Angeles, a little time along the coast seemed like just the thing. One hotel in Malibu made the cut.
Each beach has its own character and crowd (or lack thereof). Our editor evaluated several beaches along a scenic stretch of Southern California.