By Melanie Haiken on March 20, 2014
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.
By Melanie Haiken on February 28, 2014
Toronto fights bed bugs with signs Once almost completely eradicated from the U.S., bedbugs are back with a vengeance. First spotted in hotels on the east coast, they’re now making themselves at home in movie theaters, office buildings, apartments, public buildings, and college dorms all over the country. Recent bedbug attacks: • New York: Abercrombie […]
By Melanie Haiken on February 16, 2014
Lately, loads of folks have been asking me for recommendations for the perfect spring break getaway for sun and surf. Well, I’ve got the answer: Santa Barbara.
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By Melanie Haiken on January 10, 2014
Ice climbers ascend a frozen waterfall in Jasper Whether you ski, snowboard, or prefer to gaze on the beauty of snow through well-insulated plate glass, there are many ways to celebrate the beauty of winter. In a recent feature for Delta Sky magazine I did just that, highlighting a host of ways to get outside […]
By Melanie Haiken on January 4, 2014
“The obvious question is, why isn’t the river frozen? Does anyone know the answer?” The eight of us huddled in our down parkas and snow boots on the banks of the river look at the water tumbling between banks thick with snow and shrug helplessly. Even the Canadians who live just forty miles away have […]
By Melanie Haiken on December 6, 2013
Can a spoonful of dirt transmit a miracle of healing? The more than 40,000 people who make a pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó near Santa Fe, New Mexico believe it can.
By Melanie Haiken on November 10, 2013
Jet lag, too much good food, nowhere to exercise – there are lots of barriers to staying healthy when you travel, and it’s all too common to arrive home tired, achy, and ready to pull out your “fat jeans.” So how do you avoid health setbacks when you travel? Every time I speak at a […]
By Melanie Haiken on October 21, 2013
Where does Jennifer Aniston sneak away to for some R&R with her best gal pals? Where are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchasing a private farm and eco-resort to take the brood away from the spotlight? Drew Barrymore was one of the first to discover this spot, now the hottest destination from A-list celebrities and […]
By Melanie Haiken on September 20, 2013
Rancho La Puerto, the original wellness and fitness retreat, still offers an incomparable experience for those seeking the fountain of youth.
By Melanie Haiken on June 8, 2013
Have you spent years wishing you knew how to surf? Golf? Kayak? Mountain bike? It’s time to stop wishing and start learning. Here, tips from the pros for how to pick up a new sport with minimal pain and maximum fun.