By Melanie Haiken on March 3, 2017
There’s no quicker escape from the tourists, cruise ships, and surfers than Ensenada’s Los Globos market, where the “real” Mexico can be seen, smelled and tasted in jugo, queso, palletas, and tacos de pescados made fresh on the spot.
So dust off your rusty Spanish and dive in; you’ll find a warm welcome and come away with a better sense of your destination than you could get from the most in-depth tour.
By Melanie Haiken on February 4, 2017
With its all year banana belt climate and car-free culture, Santa Barbara is perfect for an anytime active getaway.
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By Melanie Haiken on November 10, 2016
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? Here are 7 strategies I’ve developed to stay fit and energized while traveling.
By Melanie Haiken on October 30, 2016
I’m very lucky; I don’t have to go far for one of most soul-soothing, health-enhancing, consciousness-raising adventures on this beautiful planet. All I have to do is drive north on 101, turn off on 116 north through Sebastopol, and suddenly I’m passing apple orchards, heirloom plant nurseries, bakeries, even a crazy hippie café with a […]
By Melanie Haiken on June 20, 2016
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. Think of Nehalem Bay as a playground for kayakers; just enough current and waves to make things interesting but protected from the stiff winds on the coast. But even if you’re boat-phobic, nearby Manzanita Beach offers effortless strolling, along with a bonanza of shells, driftwood, and even the occasional whale sighting.
By Melanie Haiken on March 24, 2016
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.
Join Dr. Mark Emerson, medical officer at the Four Seasons Spa, as he creates personalized health, nutrition, and fitness regimes for guests and event attendees.
By Melanie Haiken on December 9, 2015
Whether you want to try your hand at falconry, go a round of golf, or hike the highland moors, Scotland’s historic rail resorts are heaven for those who can’t sit still.
By Melanie Haiken on October 5, 2015
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.
By Melanie Haiken on September 25, 2015
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.
By Melanie Haiken on December 15, 2014
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.