From gold to salts to fossils, the rugged ridges and steep-sided canyons of Death Valley still hold many of the secrets early settlers sought to protect.Full Story »
With the hills green and barns full of calves, lambs and baby goats, early spring is the perfect time to take a tour of Sonoma County’s artisanal cheesemakers.Full Story »
A specialized form of hydrotherapy popular in Europe, Greece, and the Middle East, thalassotherapy has come to Mexico at this high-end imported spa in Ixtapa.Full Story »
Two days into a visit to Nehalem Bay, Oregon, and you’ll be planning your next visit – this untraveled section of the Oregon coast is that addictive.Full Story »
This guided hike through nature’s sculpture garden of ice is a true bucket-list travel fantasy.Full Story »
My Latest Adventures
Whether you want to reboot your health, lose weight, or heal a chronic condition, the first ever five-day wellness immersion retreat at the Four Seasons Wailea in Maui promises results.
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With its all year banana belt climate and car-free culture, Santa Barbara is perfect for an anytime active getaway.
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Wellness & Spa
Rancho La Puerto, the original wellness and fitness retreat, still offers an incomparable experience for those seeking the fountain of youth.
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Food & Farm
Ashland may be best known for the annual Shakespeare festival, but this southern Oregon hipster hamlet now boasts farm-to-table fare that rivals that of big sister Portland.
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Fitness & Gear
I’m honored to have been selected as one of the 5 top active travel bloggers by Athleta’s Chi blog. The result: I got to award a $100 gift card to the reader who best described her favorite outdoors activity and why she loves it.
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Health & Beauty
Put away the sleeping pills – these five foods will soothe you to sleep with melatonin, tryptophan, and other natural ingredients.
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Where else in the U.S. can you experience a Laconium? Futuristic in so many ways, Las Vegas now leads the way in spa design, with Asian and European treatments and concepts not seen elsewhere in the U.S.
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