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A Calm Pose in INDIA

By Elina Fuhrman | February 4, 2021

On a high all of her own, in the foothills of the Himalayas, Elina Fuhrman discovers peace despite India’s hustle and bustle. “Close your eyes, we will chant a prayer for you,” says Simi, my Ayurvedic therapist as soon as I step inside my treatment room at Ananda, a five-star destination spa, burrowed in the…

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Goat Yoga and Glamping on a Peach Farm in ARIZONA

By Liz Laing | January 23, 2021

Liz Laing explores local farms throughout Mesa and Queen Creek, staying in a decked out 1969 Airstream, and marveling at Sonoran Desert sunsets. The Cozy Peach at Schnepf Farms (Queen Creek, AZ) Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a 1969 airstream? Now’s your chance… Schnepf Farms recently opened The Cozy Peach, a unique glamping…

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Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

Juneau, ALASKA’s Wilderness Gateway

By Kinga Philipps | January 23, 2021

Ride shotgun with actress, journalist and traveler Kinga Philipps as she heads off-road into the wilds of Alaska from the pretty and remote town of Juneau, the capital of Alaska.

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Cambria Boardwalk, CA

Discover CAMBRIA on California’s Central Coast

By Liz Laing | January 23, 2021

Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway on California’s central coast and discover the best of California: incredible ocean views along rugged coastlines, dense pine forests and unspoiled beaches.

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Revealing Nature in Izu, JAPAN

By Kristina Foster | January 23, 2021

Kristina Foster slips out of the city stress and bares it all with the family on a journey to the nature filled landscapes of the Izu Peninsula. The Izu peninsula is a resort area popular for hot springs, statuesque coastlines, and scenic mountains. Located about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo and just two hours by fast…

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Romance at the Ritz-Carlton, LAGUNA NIGUEL

By Liz Laing | February 11, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Liz Laing explores the perfect Southern California couples retreat. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, nothing compares to the bluff side location of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, perched above the Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views. The combination of nature, modern luxury, and the local art community of Laguna Beach makes…

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Art and Nature in Northern ENGLAND

By Michael Webb | January 3, 2020

If you want to enjoy England as it was a century ago, skip the overcrowded, domesticated south-east and head north to Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Those counties cradled the Industrial Revolution, growing prosperous on coal and steel, manufacturing and trade. The mines and mills have shuttered, the great cities are trying to reinvent themselves; in between…

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Exploring the Green Heart of ITALY

By Michael Webb | December 10, 2019

Tuscany is an irresistible lure to everyone who loves art, architecture and landscape, but the famous cities—Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca—are becoming uncomfortably crowded. There, the best strategy is to select a few hidden treasures, rise early before the tour groups arrive, make reservations at the hour of opening, and then head out to less-frequented…

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When The Going Was Good

By Michael Webb | November 27, 2019

Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine that Ever Was. Pamela Fiori (Rizzoli New York $85) – Review by Michael Webb Every generation looks back to a golden age–real or imagined—but for those who love to travel the two post war decades were truly special. Luxury trains and ocean liners still traversed the world; air travel was…

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Rediscovering MOSCOW

By Michael Webb | September 6, 2019

The Moscow I visited in 1976 was a gray, drab city of bare shelves, mediocre restaurants and surly officials. The shift from communism to capitalism brought crime, corruption and soaring prices. For many residents, that may still be true, but my experience of a brief stay in June was pure delight. Historic buildings have been…

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Fusing Old and New in CHINA

By Michael Webb | August 12, 2019

In China, historic landmarks alternate with a few spectacular new buildings by top Western architects, which mark a sharp break with the past. On one side is the Forbidden City and the gardens of Suzhou, with their still ponds and moon gates; on the other are towers that twist and swoop as though they were…

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Putting on the RAJ

By Jane Adams | April 27, 2019

The Rajasthani desert flat lands of the ancient Hindu Rajput warriors were once defended by imposing strategic forts that still loom from the surrounding plains where subsistence farming families toil in defiant bright saris and turbans. This vast region of contrasts stretches from Jaipur to Jodhpur to Udaipur (and beyond to Jaisalmer), a triangle (or…

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