Cannons and cannonballs are used as traffic barricades on Calle Mercaderes in Havana, Cuba.

A Walk Down Calle Mercaderes, Havana

Cobbled Calle Mercaderes between Obispo and Plaza Vieja is full of museums, art and rare collections galleries, beautiful architecture, and handmade goods such as traditional fragrances and Spanish fans. A walk along the street can easily take a full day or more if you stop to see all there is to see.

New Mexico's Pedernal Peak, seen from Ghost Ranch.

A Taste of Art History in Taos and Santa Fe

Santa Fe and Taos have long histories of fostering creative output, much of it inspired by the surrounding landscape. Art lovers need not spend all their time in museums (though there are some great ones). It can be just as rewarding to visit studios, talk with artists, and see how objects are made.

A trio of elegant looking square glass bottles of fragrance with metal stamped hang tags.

Made in Bermuda: Finding Unique Souvenirs

There’s always a T-shirt or paperweight to take home, but if you look around, you’ll find far more interesting souvenirs. Author Rosemary Jones offers suggestions for unique mementos to pick up while in Bermuda.

Tubac is an artist’s colony and shopping village with more than 100 shops and galleries.

The Best Shopping in Tucson

You’ll find merchants with Mexican imports, folk arts, Western Americana, and Indian jewelry; boutiques with clothes you’ll find nowhere else; and galleries featuring the work of artists from Tucson and the rest of the world.