August 2012

By Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue   This Relais & Châteaux inn gets most of its buzz for its famous owners—Bedford residents Richard Gere and his wife, Carey Lowell—and Martha Stewart–endorsed farm-to-table restaurants, but it wins our hearts for its outstanding yoga. The classes—at least two each day, in styles

By Amiee White Beazley I arrived much later than planned to Rancho Pescadero, a resort of 27 luxury suites on the Baja coast near Todos Santos. So late in fact, in those early morning hours everyone was asleep save for the night watchmen, who took me to my room. There,

by Geri Bain and Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer the two set out to

Once travelers touch down in San Jose, they’re often in a rush to drive to Arenal Volcano or Monteverde and the Cloud Forest. That’s unfortunate, because you’re missing one of my favorite parts of the country, the farmland on the backside of Poas Volcano, only an hour’s drive from the

The Black Mountains encompass North Carolina’s highest peaks, including Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mt. Craig (6,645 feet), the two tallest summits east of the Mississippi River. On the 12-mile (one-way) Black Mountain Crest Trail (a 2 ½-hour drive from Charlotte), Craig is just one of a half-dozen peaks over

By Tom Passavant When I set off walking down Kaanapali beach around 3 p.m. on a recent Friday afternoon, my interest in Hawaiian sailing canoes was pretty much just intellectual. I had come to Maui to learn why a bunch of 45-foot long canoes, faithful reproductions of ancient Polynesian vessels,

What’s the Deal: PopUp Ashram is “Butterfield & Robinson meets Burning Man with a spiritual bent,” says founder Michael Liss. I knew Liss back in the 90’s, when he was the visionary and creative force that helped make Butterfield & Robinson the premier biking and hiking company in the world.