All posts by Daniel Sheffler

Previous Restival Lodgings in Arizona/Restival
Previous Restival Lodgings in Arizona/Restival

So long, Burning Man. The newest craze to hit the festival circuit is Restival: the so-called “love child” of a wellness retreat and a festival. Just make sure you pack your most stylish hat, Ikat-print scarf, and yoga gear. The event debuted in Morocco in 2015 and then moved... Read More

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 Mikimoto Island/courtesy JNTO
Mikimoto Island/JNTO

When Tokyo’s frenetic pace and endless thrills leave you craving a tranquil escape, a quick trip to Ago Bay delivers just that. Three hours from Tokyo — either by bullet train or a combination of flying and driving — the bay sits on the coast of Shima, in a... Read More

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Saba Tourism Bureau

Christopher Columbus supposedly spotted the five-square-mile island of Saba in 1493. Just a 12-minute flight south of Saint Maarten and northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis, it is the Netherlands’ smallest municipality and one of the world’s hottest diving destinations. Unlike most Caribbean islands, Saba lacks the white sand beaches... Read More

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Isfahan Armenian Vank Cathedral/Golden Eagle

As the decades-long chill in U.S.-Iran relations begins to thaw, the Eurasian Republic is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations of the year. The country boasts extraordinary contemporary architecture — designed, no less, by an impressive cadre of largely female architects — many of the world’s oldest cultural monuments, and vast... Read More