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FrontRunners August 2014: TRAVEL

 Hot Spot  Costa Rica’s once-bubbling Arenal Volcano may have run dry in recent years, but the geothermic springs it produces remain as warm as ever. Nayara Springs (www.nayarasprings.com)—a 16-villa resort set along a rain-forested ravine near the volcano’s base—is the Arenal region’s newest and most luxurious portal to the natural steam baths. Opened in December, […]

Sea of Green

Most yacht owners like the idea of eco-friendly design, but in practice few are willing to sacrifice comfort or performance in the name of cutting fuel consumption. The Columbus 40 S Hybrid—a versatile new 131-foot model from Italy’s Columbus Yachts—may quell any such concerns with a space-saving design and a range of possible speed-and-efficiency combinations. […]

Boating: Getting Your Deep-Sea Legs

Erik Hasselman bobs on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Malta, protected by a clear acrylic sphere. A pilot and commercial director for the Dutch submersible maker U-Boat Worx, Hasselman is about to give a lesson on how to helm one of his company’s vessels. He releases air from the ballast tanks and the […]