Beach Town Getaway: La Jolla

GETTING THERE Take the 5 Freeway south toward San Diego. Exit La Jolla Village Drive and make a right, then turn left...

Perfect Getaway: Hawaii’s Big Island

Vacationers often overlook the island of Hawaii in favor of Kauai or Maui, but the Big Island is rich with a historic vibe and...

Lively and Thriving, Boise Idaho Draws Foodies and Outdoor Enthusiasts

A growing tech industry, dreamy park, sophisticated restaurant scene and so much more.

Small-Town Getaways

If you’re in the mood for a quintessential Southern California outing—palm trees and shoreline, seafood and golf—then check out the Orange Coast guide to Del Mar. There are touches of post-war, old Hollywood glamour—including a racetrack—but also sanctuaries for appreciation of our rugged coast, notably the Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach.

Kidding Around: Family Galápagos, Abercrombie & Kent

Ostensibly this is a cruise, but not really. Your vessel is the Eclipse, a nimble 210-foot yacht carrying 18 passengers and up to 31 crewmembers, four naturalist guides, and a Young Explorers Guide. The experience is elegant and relaxed. Guests enjoy casual, sumptuous buffets in the light and airy dining room or dine al fresco on the Weather Deck.

September Travel News: Dismaland Bemusement Park, Somerset, England

We go from Henn-na—a bizarre yet sincere attempt at travel innovation—to Dismaland, an ironic yet totally successful attempt to plunge visitors into a...

4 O.C. Spa Staycations To Help You Relax Without The Hassle of Travel

Whether it's a simple treatment or a full day of pampering, you'll find it along our coastline.

September Travel News: Henn-na, The Robot Hotel

There’s so much weirdness here that it’s difficult to pin it all down. Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan. What is the theme, exactly? The Netherlands. Within this 376-acre Dutch town replica-slash-waterpark, you will find Henn-na, a hotel staffed by dozens and dozens of robots. A small number of humans work there as well, but you may never see one. At check-in you may be greeted by a pleasant female robot, or a velociraptor robot—it’s impossible to say which is more disconcerting—and then something that looks like a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a gas pump will bring your luggage to your room. Novelty is not the only benefit of automation: Henn-na’s goals are energy efficiency and conservation.