Vacations

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro part 3

Cintia Luna, a community leader in Fogueteiro, walked me through her favela at sunset. She pointed out a half-built edifice that had been installed as a school 10 years earlier. “They paid for teachers, lunch...

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro part 2

Rio pride took a nosedive in 1960 when the capital was moved to the futuristic new interior city of Brasília. Four years later, Brazil became a dictatorship, and because Rio had always been politically pr...

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro part 1

At a time when much of the world is in some form of decline, Rio de Janeiro is the view looking forward; it feels like the capital of hope. The wave of change owes something to the booming Brazilian...

Rome: Family Travel

  For families it is a great idea to stay by the beach - very few visitors to Rome go to the beach so close to the city.  The beach hotels in Ostia tend to cost less and offer more space for familie...

A Secret Coastal Getaway in Tuscany, Italy

Photo: Anders Overgaard From beachfront trattorias to cliffside hotels, T+L unearths the wild coastal region of Maremma within Tuscany, Italy. From April 2012 By Valerie Waterhou...

Romantic Rome Vacation

Stay at the Hotel Portoghesi Start your trip off on the right foot with a cozy hotel. Hotel Portoghesi (hotelportoghesiroma.it) is an upscale hotel tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street lined wit...

Kauai: Hawaii's Paradise

“I thought you’d like to sit out here, so you can watch the traffic go by,” Auntie Rose suggests, offering me a chair. “Thanks, Auntie. But do you mind if I sit over on this side and look at the mounta...