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Friday, May 31, 2024

Sustainability at a Luxe Resort in Scotland

In Scotland, the luxe, five-star Cameron House has something for everyone, whether you’re a thrill seeker who gravitates to four-wheeling or someone who prefers something much more staid like upright paddleboarding. The expansive property within a national park fronts the stunningly scenic Loch Lomond. With myriad trails, paths and petite gardens both on property and a relatively short car ride away, the Cameron House actively embraces a sustainability ethic. This is my latest article for ForbesLife.







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Travels in the Dominican Republic - Part 3

 


At the luxe Cayo Levantado Resort, strolling to the private beach at sunrise is a must-do experience.




The private beach is an idyllic location for sunning, swimming and snacking.



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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Travels in the Dominican Republic - Part 2

This private beach at Cayo Levantado Resort is a serene spot for sipping a chilled glass of verdejo.


Guests who wake up early are treated to this sunrise view from their private terrace.





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Travels in the Dominican Republic - Part 1

The abundant lush foliage, creative wellness classes and chill vibe make it easy to truly get into a Zen state at the luxe Cayo Levantado Resort in the Dominican Republic. This is the area where the offerings include the most awesome Sound Healing.



Even just walking through the wellness area of this resort is a transformative experience.




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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Stunning Hiking Venues

 Wherever I travel, I include outdoor activities, whether cycling, hiking, walking or cross-country skiing. These are three venues that offer phenomenal hiking opportunities. 



Hut-to-hut hiking in the Dolomites is a rigorous but enchanting experience.



To truly experience the drama and beauty of the Grand Canyon, I hiked all the way down to Phantom Ranch, stayed overnight and then hiked back up the next day. (Going down is definitely harder on your legs.)




All my many trips to Norway involved outdoor adventures, including hiking in Jotunheimen National Park.


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Monday, April 29, 2024

Travels in Belize - Part 4

Some resorts touting that you’ll get away from it all mean it literally, in a good way. And that would define the Margaritaville Beach Resort Ambergris Caye in Belize. Once your shuttle boat docks at its pier, you won’t find any other resorts, restaurants or bars nearby. But you will find a low-key, informal vibe on a property that’s huddled in a tropical verdancy. Find out more about this resort in my latest article for ForbesLife.



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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Travel’s in Quebec Eastern Townships - Part 5

Whether dining on tasty delicacies that are artistically presented on the plate, or soaking in one of the outdoor hot tubs, a visit to the contemporary Balnea Spa and its restaurant, Lumami, is a restful retreat.





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Friday, March 29, 2024

Winter Landscapes on Roosevelt Island

Snuggled in the East River and just a short tram ride from Manhattan’s Midtown East, Roosevelt Island is a great place to soak up the bucolic landscape and contemporary architecture. (The 59th Street Bridge that hovers above the island is quite photogenic when a thick blanket of fog settles in.) Winter on the island is especially evocative when the undulating lawns of the Cornell Tech campus are covered in snow. These are a few winter images. 








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Monday, March 25, 2024

Travels in Quebec’s Eastern Townships - Part 4

Strolling along the trails in this expansive wetland (Marais de la Riviere-aux-Cerises) is a treasure for bird watchers and eco-focused visitors alike.



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