Mid-Century Madness in PALM SPRINGS

Collin Friscia hits the desert road to Palm Springs, searching for Modernism in Mid-Century architecture and the feeling of yesteryear that remains today. Gazing past the dashboard onto the open road, my girlfriend and I continue to follow Highway 111 as it winds along the base of Mt. San Jacinto’s sprawling peaks. We’ve escaped the city’s smoggy gridlock, as two-lanes of endless … [Read more...]

Staycation at Four Seasons in LOS ANGELES

Feel like you're miles away from home without leaving LA when you check into the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Before I had two kids, the idea of a staycation was an oddity. But with a toddler and baby, the thought of lugging everyone and everything through an airport did not sound like a vacation.Instead, my husband and I checked into the Four Seasons in Los Angeles at Beverly … [Read more...]

Australia By Air: KIRKHOPE AVIATION

For the best views from above, take a bespoke Air Tour with Australia’s most experienced pilots in a comfy private jet.  Kirkhope Aviation began their flying adventures in the mid ‘70s taking intrepid travelers on trips into outback Australia. Over the years, these outback air adventures became a passion and the company began specializing in tours around Australia, particularly the … [Read more...]

EPIC PASS, Epic Deal

Vail Resorts offers sweet deal on multi-mountain pass for the ultimate 2014-2015 ski and snowboarding season. The magic of skiing in April arrives with late season powder dumps followed by warm bluebird days. Skiers can ditch their heavy coats, schuss the slopes and hang out après on the sun-kissed decks with icy beers in hand. But even as the season winds down, the time to start planning … [Read more...]

Rioja Week in NEW YORK CITY

Award-winning Spanish Wines Make a Splash in the Big Apple. Last November, the Rioja wine region created a stir when Wine Spectator chose Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 as the 2013 Wine of the Year. The magazine debuted its annual Top 100 list in 1988, and this is the first time in its 26 years that a Spanish wine topped the list. While the French and Italians were no doubt grumbling, … [Read more...]

BALI by the Book: 10th Annual Ubud Writer’s Festival

Situated amid verdant rice paddies, with grand temples and deep-rooted Hindu traditions, Ubud is renowned as Bali’s cultural apex and has long been a magnet for creative types, alternative thinkers, yoga-heads and healers. Tourist and expat numbers have soared in recent years due to high profile exposure in the book Eat Pray Love and location filming of the celluloid version. Despite the … [Read more...]

BALI Wellness Retreat

Set on the ancient Ayung River surrounded by terraced rice fields, the newly redone Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offers the ultimate rejuvenation retreat with three days of yoga, meditation, and spa treatments. Surrounded by lush rice paddy fields and coconut groves in Bali, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan feels like a lost paradise. With the sacred Ayung River running below … [Read more...]

Caribbean Color: TOBAGO’S Blue Food Festival

Natalie Compagno gets muddied up on her way to the Blue Food Festival, an outdoor party that brings together thousands of locals to eat Dasheen-inspired dishes. Mud covers my legs and I have no idea where my knee starts and the wet earth begins.  I lost my shoes long ago in some sort of sink hole. I took a step and suddenly one of my purple flats was gone, sucked into a sticky rain puddle. … [Read more...]

Finding Serenity On The Shores Of LAKE MALAWI, Africa

Suzan Crane explores idyllic beach resorts along East Africa's serene Lake Malawi. There are few places left on Earth that remain serene and untouched -- synced with nature and rich in local culture allowing us to disconnect from  the world as we know it. The coast of Lake Malawi is one such place. And as any discriminating traveler knows, the thrill of unearthing such a halcyon … [Read more...]

NOTED Places: Store Your Favorite Places With This Cool Travel App

Writer Alex Ota discovers a new app to track travels, suggestions and create ideal trips. As avid travelers, we all go through the same routine—we hungrily devour the latest issues of Travel + Leisure, Sunset or Outside, earmarking destinations as we read about prospective destinations. Or, we watch the travel channel, furiously scribbling notes about the exotic locales being covered, wanting … [Read more...]