Mollie Bates

Best of the World: Quito

Some people may be surprised to see Quito in Traveler’s epic year-end Best of the World feature. The Spanish colonial UNESCO World Heritage site often gets short shrift, with many travelers treating the city as a stopover en route to the Galapagos, but Quito deserves main-event status. Here’s why.

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Exploring Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals via touch-screen Senior designer Mollie Bates recently spent four days touring Detroit, the most amount of time ever spent there by this Michigan native. The Detroit Institute of Arts provides visitors with a great new way to discover an old masterpiece. During my visit to the DIA last month,…