WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – Need a place to cool off after the hot DNC in Charlotte? Head to a beach still in summer swing. Water's fine. Bill has already stripped down to his skivvies.
PALM SPRINGS – We laid on the floor while a series of quartz crystal singing bowls keyed to the energy centers of the body were played. It's like mental floss for your brain.
TULUM, Mexico – After a bumpy drive down a dirt road, a motorboat took us through nine different ecosystems. (Amazing!) Pristine, untouched, and beautiful nature at its best.
LOS ANGELES – What! You went to Los Globos? You are crazy. Now here's what to do when you wake up in Silver Lake.
CALIFORNIA – A new series of music videos uses California's great outdoors as a backdrop for live jam sessions.
NEGRIL, JAMAICA – A North American Indian-inspired compound in the middle of Negril? Enough said to get designer Geren Lockhart on the next plane to an island nation of the Greater Antilles.
BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA – The vibe is laid-back — surfer meets farmer Zen. The best part of my meal was an emerald soup with a fat oyster in the bowl like a crackerjack toy.
CHINANDEGA, NICARAGUA – Backup comes in the form of an '86 Land Cruiser and a cooler of ice cold beers. At the steering wheel is Jimmy Hahn, owner of La Bahia, a new, tiny surf lodge we booked for the week.
AMAGANSETT, NEW YORK – Saam Gabbay makes a case for the laid-back East End town.
THE BERKSHIRES – Hit the refresh button with a last minute escape (take the kids!) to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.