Native American Heritage Day in SEDONA

On November 27, in honor of Native American Heritage Day, Enchantment Resort and Mii amo will host a variety of celebratory activities, performances, and seminars, paying tribute to the tribes that grace the region and inspire offerings at both properties year-round. Enchantment Resort is set in Boynton Canyon at the heart of Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country. The canyon has long been … [Read more...]

The Dancing Nymphs of Angkor, CAMBODIA

Will Ottley explores the Buddhist/Hindu temples of Cambodia's Angkor Wat complex and discovers the wisdom of ancient civilizations, displayed in the treasure trove of temples and monuments left behind. What surprised me most about Siem Reap, Cambodia was not the grandeur and sophistication of the temple complexes, but the overriding presence of the ‘feminine’. Walking among the ancient … [Read more...]

SHANGHAI: A Far East Family Feast

From the maze of lanes in the Old City market where locals haggle over live flinching bugs, to Pudong’s illuminated space-age skyline, Shanghai is a feast for the senses. Shanghai bridges the past to the future with sensory-rich experiences, but traveling with children in China’s most populous city needs clever planning. I’ve compiled some tips to keep the beasts at bay. First of all, the … [Read more...]

SINGAPORE: Fabulous at 50

Join the jubilee and hit the ‘new kampong’ like a local as the lion city celebrates 50 years of independence. Singapore, a former fishing village, has transformed itself into a stylish powerhouse with rooftop gardens, gourmet burgers, indie flicks and nightclubs. Start off your stay with a fresh ginger ninja soda on the hippest new block in Singapore, Keong Saik Road, located on the fringes … [Read more...]

Cycle Into The Authentic Heart of SPAIN And PORTUGAL

wandermelon partners with Pure Adventures to bring you self-guided tours pairing great cycling with world-class gastronomy and natural wonders Our team of writers at wandermelon is always looking for ways to inspire and inform your travels. Traveling the globe, we search for the experiences we think will surprise and delight you and, hopefully, motivate you to make your own discoveries. One of … [Read more...]

Summer Festivals In BRITISH COLUMBIA

As spring turns to summer, Canada's westernmost province proves an ideal backdrop for celebration -- from mountain adventures and meditating, to building sandcastles or listening to a symphony by the sea. Here are a few of BC's favorite fests. British Columbia festivals and events are as diverse as its geography and residents. Love arts and culture? British Columbia has festivals that focus … [Read more...]

NEW YORK CITY: Hip To The Marlton

GenY takes over one of the Beat Generation’s favorite haunts in the cultural and historic heart of NYC. 
 What could be cooler than a Greenwich Village flophouse that used to host the likes of Jack Kerouac back in the literary heyday of New York, stunningly converted from an NYU freshman dorm into one of New York’s hippest hotel? In 2013, New Zealand-born hotelier Sean MacPherson (owner of The … [Read more...]

Stargazing, Movie Making and Scorpion Hunting in ARIZONA’s Sonoran Desert

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has added nine one-of-a-kind adventures to its popular recreation program, with a focus on authentic southwestern experiences. From late-evening hunts for fluorescent scorpions, to family movie-making and an intriguing Ridge and Ruin discovery tour, the new activities take spectacular advantage of the property’s 850-acre high Sonoran Desert setting and of … [Read more...]

Golden Temples and Floating Markets in BANGKOK

From majestic palaces, to open-air markets and elephant rides, Bangkok offers a myriad of ways for visitors to experience Thailand’s unique culture. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok serves as the country’s cultural, spiritual and culinary center. With more than 10 million inhabitants, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the city has to offer. Our suggestion is to sample the best of … [Read more...]

A Place for Witchcraft and Espionage in BERLIN’s New Museums

Berlin’s cultural landscape of 180 museums and collections keeps growing, as new special interest museums open and others complete renovations. Magicum Berlin Magic Museum Go way beyond Harry Potter and get spooked at Magicum. Witchcraft and magical powers, mythical knowledge, secrets, ancient wisdom, and the supernatural can all be explored in the cellars of a historic former blacksmith … [Read more...]