Simply Extraordinary

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher



Mindful Monday: Rancho La Puerta

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days with my colleague Hilary at Rancho La Puerta, a wellness resort located just south of the US/Mexico border in Baja California. Now, I’ve visited many spectacular places before, but never one that commanded such a loyal clientele. With an unusually high […]




Chiva-Som Destination Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand: Haven of Life

What’s in a name?  Sometimes, quite a bit.  Especially when it comes to this gem of a property called Chiva-Som International Health Resort & Spa, located in the secluded beachside resort town of Hua Hin, Thailand.  Literally translated as “Haven of Life,”  this destination spa is widely recognized as one of […]




Mindful Monday: Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa

Opened in 2013, the Makul Beach Golf & Spa is what some might consider a “mystical paradise.”  Named for the Mayan word “secret”, the award-winning property is located on the stunning Emerald Coast of Nicaragua–a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline featuring pristine jungles, rising cliffs, charming fishing villages, historic colonial architecture and […]




Mindful Monday: Chablé Destination Spa in Yucatan, Mexico

If you’re looking to take a break from your fast-paced life to indulge in an “authentic experience that harmoniously blends nature, luxury and an unmistakable sense of place,” then the new Chable Destination Spa in Yucatan, Mexico is the place for you. Chablé Resort, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico The 750-acre property […]




Elevate Your Yoga Practice From High Above the Las Vegas Strip

Looking to take your yoga practice to new heights?  Well, leave it to the folks in Sin City to make that possible. Now you can get your zen on from high above the Las Vegas Strip, aboard the Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel at LINQ Promenade. The world’s tallest observation […]




Mindful Monday: Aja Malibu – A Holistic Mountain Retreat

Aja Malibu: A Malibu Wellness Retreat in the Mystical Santa Monica Mountains Opening August 22, 2106 Explore wellness and spiritual awakening at this new luxury mountain retreat. Located on 23 lush, ocean-view acres in the mystical Santa Monica Mountains, this sanctuary has been a lifelong dream for its owner, Inannya Magick.  An Australian mystic […]




Digital Detox Travel – Tours for the Digitally Overwhelmed

Good news for those who are looking for a break from our incessant “information overload”: tour company, Intrepid Travel, has just come up with four new itineraries aptly named Digital Detox Tours! Designed to help you unplug–in a fun way–these 7-10 day, small group trips focus on local interactions in exciting destinations like Thailand, […]




Special Golf Packages For Father(‘s Day)

It’s not an accident that the U.S. Open falls around Father’s Day weekend every year. An overwhelming majority of fathers love golf. In fact, it’s not unusual for them to request to celebrate Father’s Day by being left alone to go golfing. Well, it turns out that it doesn’t have […]




The Best Chocolate Destinations In Latin America

People are passionate about a lot of things—cars, yoga, wine—and entire vacation packages have been crafted around these hobbies to allow people to engage with what they love as they travel. Well, chocolate is no different. While most people probably think about Europe when they think about the best chocolate […]




Elevate Your Trip With A Hot Air Balloon Ride

The first thing I think of when you say “hot air balloon” is the end of The Wizard of Oz movie when the Wizard is whisked away from the Emerald City in a hot air balloon that reads “State Fair”.  Aside from being romantic and whimsical, the hot air balloon, […]




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