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Elephant Sanctuary

By Sandra Ramani / November 5, 2014

The serene Anantara Golden Triangle resort isn’t just an upscale getaway for humans: The property doubles as a sanctuary for rescues from Thailand’s 4,000-plus in-captivity elephants.


Age-Defying Natural Facials

By Rona Berg / July 29, 2014

A state-of-the-art natural facial in the hands of a skilled aesthetician can work wonders to smooth lines and wrinkles, de-puff the eye area, perk up tired skin and lift your sagging spirit Bee-utiful Facial Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US VI Set on protected land purchased by Laurance Rockefeller and turned into the Virgin Islands […]


Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort Celebrates Summer

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / July 17, 2014

For a self-proclaimed cold-weather hotspot, folks sure do kick up their heels at “Mountains of Adventure” at Lake Monocan in Wintergreen, Virginia. In fact, this stately all-weather resort and spa offers tubing and boating hijinks on cool lake waters. Accessible and affordable adventure for the whole family, Wintergreen Resort’s teen tennis camps and world-class hiking trails […]


Under the Costa Rican Sun

By Sandra Ramani / July 2, 2014

When architect Ronald Zürcher was a child, he would spend family holidays collecting seeds and cones along the lush peninsula bordering Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo and Culebra Bay. Years later, when Zürcher was asked to design the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort—located in that same area—it was only fitting that he paid homage to the […]


Spa Sandos Highlights Indigenous Agave

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / June 26, 2014

[slideshow_deploy id=’7501′] Four authentic Mexican Sandos properties—dotting from Cancun to Cabo—have jumpstarted environmental policies in order to protect and optimally care for natural resources along the Bay of San Lucas and Baja California. When I visited last month, Sandos Finisterra spanned seven acres of silky taupe beaches with 250 rooms and suites sustainably carved into […]


Private Hammam

By Sandra Ramani / January 15, 2014

There are few spa experiences that feel more decadent than a traditional Turkish hammam, during which you lie on a heated slab of gleaming white marble, steam rising around you, as an attendant scrubs and washes you from hair to toe using herbal products, foaming bubbles and warm water. It’s a treatment that is both […]