All posts by Michele Laufik

Sunset on Peter Island in the BVI
Sunset/Peter Island

Let’s be honest, there’s no such thing as a bad sunset in the British Virgin Islands. But some spots do offer a particularly good vantage point to watch the sun dip below the horizon. At the end of the day, here’s where you need to be to see it... Read More

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Rum smoothie Anegada Reef Hotel in the British Virgin Islands
Rum smoothie/Facebook.com/AnegadaReefHotel

As most travelers to the Caribbean know, the issue of where and what to drink is just as pressing as choosing a place to stay. Fortunately for those visiting the British Virgin Islands, we’re making that decision a bit easier with our picks for the best bars on the archipelago. Soggy Dollar... Read More

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Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock
Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock

No offense to the chocolate lovers in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but Québec might really be the sweetest place on Earth. The Canadian province produces about 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup and maintains an emergency reserve (for surprise pancake surpluses?) of about 46 million pounds. The value of the ooey-gooey... Read More

 Nobu Hotel Miami Beach/Ken Hayden
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach/Ken Hayden

In September, the Nobu Hotel opened at the historic Eden Roc Miami Beach. The Eden Roc’s transformation into a luxury resort included an extensive multi-million dollar renovation and landmark restoration. The new Nobu Hotel Eden Roc is also the latest addition in the growing Nobu Hotel collection, which includes Nobu... Read More

Quebec City/iStock
Quebec City/iStock

Sitting on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, Québec City exudes a certain vibe or, maybe more aptly, a certain joie de vivre. The provincial capital of Québec, Canada is a thoroughly modern city, but it also has the beautifully preserved romance of a centuries-old European town. From... Read More

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Sauna Hermanni
Sauna Hermanni

Sweating with naked strangers might not be on your usual sightseeing agenda, but if you’re visiting Finland it’s a must do — in a sauna at least. Although the concept was not invented by the Finns, the word sauna is the only Finnish word recognized in other languages, and it... Read More

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Finnair A350 XWB Economy Class Cabin 02
Finnair

For long-haul flights, Finnair recently began rolling out new Airbus A350 XWB aircrafts, complete with that characteristic Finnish philosophy of finding beauty in simplicity. Here’s a quick peek at what’s to love. The cabin, which was created by Finnish design firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co., features Nordic-inspired colors of... Read More

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The High Roller Bento Box at Las Vegas' Nobu Hotel
High Roller Bento Box/Nobu Hotel

Room service may be on the chopping block at some hotels, but many continue to view in-room dining as a luxury that’s worth dishing up to guests. Here are some of the over-the-top menu items that have our mouths watering: 1. High Roller at Nobu Hotel At the Nobu Hotel, a... Read More

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FieldSpa at GoldenEye
FieldSpa at GoldenEye

If you’re still trying to detox from that holiday cookie binge, put down the green juice and pick up your passport. Many resorts and destination spas — from Lake Placid to the Philippines — offer treatment options that feature local ingredients like maple syrup and incorporate indigenous techniques to... Read More

Los Tamarindos in Los Cabos
Los Tamarindos

No, it’s not a mirage. There are genuine farm-to-table dining options in the desert terrain of Los Cabos. Best known for its Instagram-worthy beaches and mountainous landscape, this region, located at the tip of the southern half of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, also has mineral-rich soil and a crop-friendly microclimate... Read More