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My Blue Mind: The scientifically proven solace of water

In 2014, Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols published Blue Mind which has since become a landmark book that explores and scientifically explains how water in all its shapes and forms affects us and how it is a contributing factor to our health and…

The Incomparable Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito

Elegant. Glamorous. Unrivaled. Rosewood Miramar Beach, located in the tony Santa Barbara enclave of Montecito, is the American Riviera’s most stunning resort. Montecito has long served as an haute haven. As the…

Oyster Bay Dining Tasmania

Dining thigh deep in exotic Tasmania

Wading up to my thighs in Tasmania’s Great Oyster Bay, I approached a dining table as it was assembled and set with white linens. Our small group was prepared for a dining experience designed to be enjoyed standing up.   The dress code: Fly ’n Dry…

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Beckons

With wanderlust at perhaps an all-time high, but with worldwide travel still on pause, there is no better time to hit the open road for a California car trip. For those in…

Villa Life: Locking Down in Style

By now you’ve figured out social distancing. You’ve learned to bake bread, studied new languages, and reconnected with childhood friends over Zoom. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a break from the…

From Switzerland with Love

Forget everything you thought you knew about Swiss cheese and journey with me to an altitude of 6,500 feet, where cheese is made over an open wood fire with tools delivered via helicopter.

Geothermal Goodness: Submerge at Iceland’s Top Hotel

  It’s a good thing that it’s dark.  Or, maybe it doesn’t matter because a layer of gloopy, white silica mud covers every inch of my bikini-clad body. In truth, nobody could…

Recharge at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

The recreational offerings are plentiful at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, but you’ll not be faulted if your ideal activity is to simply sit on your porch and gaze westward toward…

Be Amazed: Tahitian Splendor Awaits at Every Turn

With every trip, there comes that long-awaited moment of arrival. For much yearned for bucket-list travel, those arrivals should be particularly special. They ought to quicken the breath and conjure a gasp…

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos At Costa Palmas

Escape to A Luxurious Paradise Just a few hours away from San Francisco Imagine a secluded destination where the gentle sun warms your shoulders and the hushed sound of lapping waves lulls…

Ram’s Gate Winery Nails It: Complete, Complex, and Compelling

Less than 30 miles from the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can’t miss Ram’s Gate Winery. The entrance is impressive—with a promise of both rustic and grand— and notably,…

Three Epic Ski Villages Ready to Welcome You

Ski resorts around the United States have been busy modifying guidelines to keep you safe on the slopes this season. While policies vary, and may evolve, masks will be worn, social distancing…

Lakefront Luxury: The Magic of Edgewood Tahoe

The golf pros and celebrities who migrate annually to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament know that Edgewood Tahoe is not only a great place to…

The Perfect Local Family Getaway

Escape to the rolling hills of Napa with your loved ones Although the name Vista Collina sounds like a private estate in the Tuscan mountains, it is a beautiful luxurious resort just…

Welcome Back to Yountville

Much has changed since the last time you visited Napa Valley. People are wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and embracing other common sense efforts to keep the novel coronavirus at bay. But…

Not Your Usual Roadside Attraction

With Baccarat chandeliers, high-tech wine stations, and a fully stocked market with gourmet local goodies, Oakville Grocery is a destination in itself.