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Since it opened last September, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has been creating quite a scene for its patrons: Sitting on the French Polynesian island’s highest point, it offers...
In the cerulean waters of northern Fiji’s far-flung Vanua Levu, a lush and undulant island formerly belonging to the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes has been converted into one of the world’s...
From the twisting road that follows the Amalfi Coast outside of Positano, Italy, you might not notice the entrance to Il San Pietro di Positano. The only indication that you have arrived at the...
The Harris hawk is a sociable creature, known to pursue and attack its quarry in casts, or teams, in the wild. The bird’s group mentality makes it an ideal companion on the hunt and the species of...
By the time a South African couple purchased Le Cap Estel in 2000, the resort had slipped in rank on the status-conscious Côte d’Azur. Newer and flashier hotels on the stretch of coast between Monaco...
Spring in Vermont rarely arrives the same way twice. Sometimes it drips in, with punishing snowstorms giving way to copious rainstorms. Occasionally, it arrives in one great mid-May burst: Dandelions...
Before the “purse dog” or the “Labradoodle,” there was the gundog, and in the late 19th century, the age of the Great Camp, these hunting companions were treated with the utmost respect. This mind-...
Couples from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong gather around Post Ranch Inn’s resident astronomer, asking questions on a cold night in March. The sky is clear, and the Big Sur,...
Laguna Beach lifeguards used to lug their surfboards around the 30-acre headland above Treasure Island, Christmas Cove, and Goff Cove, because the long walk (or an even longer paddle) was the only...
Virtually every space at Quebec’s Hôtel Quintessence—from the spa’s massage rooms to the private whirlpool outside the presidential suite—looks out to Lake Tremblant and the pine-filled slopes of the...
Virgin Limited Edition, the collection of lavish retreats privately owned by Sir Richard Branson in secluded locales around the globe, has opened a new lodge on its private game reserve in South...
Situated on 42 acres within the protected Anza-Borrego Desert State Park—150 miles from Los Angeles on the eastern side of San Diego County—the 63-room Borrego Ranch Resort & Spa offers a welcome...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
The centerpiece of Sense, a Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Mayakobá (+52.?984.875.8000, www.sensespa.com ) is a cenote, one of the many deep limestone springs on Mexico’s Caribbean coast that the Maya...
The Guerlain Spa (212.872.7200, www.guerlainspa.com ) that debuted last September on the 19th floor of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel serves as a sanctuary within the bustling city. The spa has...
Since it opened last September, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (+689.603.137, www.fourseasons.com ) has been creating quite a scene for its patrons: Sitting on the French Polynesian island’...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
It takes a lot of work to make a golf course look like the designer did not do much of anything to the land, and David McLay Kidd is a master of this craft. He has perfected the art with Tetherow (...
The strange beauty of the 27-hole layout at Lübker Golf Resort (+45.38.40.80.00, www.lubker.com ) springs from its combination of the exotic and the familiar, at least for non-Danes. Located near...
Translated from the Dominican Republic’s native Taino language, roco ki means "honoring the land." British golfer and course designer Nick Faldo stayed true to this concept when building his new...
Greg Norman has called Cornerstone Colorado (877.855.7273, www.cornerstonecolorado.com ) the best mountain golf course in the world. His may not be the most objective opinion—Norman designed the...
It was not so much a challenge as it was a dare: Design and build a golf course on a board-flat and barren potato field, leaving right-of-way for the neighbor’s cows, minding a popular pedestrian...
Ritz-Carlton Reserve , the hotelier’s new collection of small boutique hotels in secluded and exotic locales around the globe, has announced its first property off the coast of Thailand’s Andaman Sea...
It was a perfect day to go horseback riding: The afternoon air was fragrant with acacia; puffs of cloud floated low over the Kenyan plain; and, for the moment, at least, not a single lion was in...
Thanks in part to native PGA stars like Thomas Bjørn, golf is booming in Denmark. The Scandinavian country of almost 6 million residents boasts more than 170,000 registered golfers, and the number of...
To avoid snagging the cottonwood behind us, Todd Curell, a fly-fishing guide at Three Forks Ranch on the Colorado–Wyoming border, suggests that I face downstream, shoot my forward cast above the...
The 13th-century St. Thomas Monastery is one of seven historical monuments in Prague that comprise the Augustine, a new hotel near the city’s commercial district. Clustered around courtyards and...
While some spas customize treatments based on the guest’s preferences for scents or their skin type, the Eau Spa at the Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach has taken the process a step further. The spa offers a...
For the true racing enthusiast, securing a ticket to the F1 Grand Prix Monaco is an unparalleled experience. Securing accommodations at the popular race, however, can prove a nightmare. For this year...
For wine aficionados who desire more than a simple wine tasting, Silversea Cruises has created 11 Wine Voyages for 2009 that take passengers through the Mediterranean, South America, or Northern...

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