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Been There, Do This: The Wallace Collection in London

Been There, Do This: The Wallace Collection in London

On a recent whirlwind trip through London, a brief stop at The Wallace Collection had me momentarily awestruck. Secretly a fan of ornate, dainty treasures (I will squeal over cute teacups any day of the week), I felt as if I had stepped inside the world’s fanciest life-size dollhouse.

Been There, Do This: Leopold Museum in Vienna

Been There, Do This: Leopold Museum in Vienna

When most folks think of Austrian art, they imagine the epic paintings of Gustav Klimt. Admittedly, the opportunity to see original Klimt masterpieces is what drew me to Vienna’s Leopold Museum in the first place. While I loved my close-up inspection of Klimt’s “Death and Life,” I left the museum with a feeling of accomplishment: I had discovered a new artist.

Been There, Do This: Furi, Switzerland

Been There, Do This: Furi, Switzerland

Before embarking on the cable-car trek up to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where I would think I was dying of hypothermia as I stood outside in 14-degree temperatures while wearing too-thin layers, I hiked through the quaint hamlet of Furi, just below Zermatt, Switzerland.

Been There, Do This: The Now in Santa Monica, California

Been There, Do This: The Now in Santa Monica, California

Minimal decor, natural surfaces and tones, curated crystals and treatment rooms redolent of breezy cabanas — these are just a few items that make The Now in Santa Monica, Calif., less like your average spa and more like the idyllic haven you’ve been dreaming of.

Been There, Do This: Haridwar, India

Been There, Do This: Haridwar, India

I landed in Haridwar en route to Rishikesh. Whereas Rishikesh has been embraced by the West (with its unofficial reputation as “Yoga Capital of the World” and even an Oprah-approved wellness retreat taking place in its foothills), Haridwar remains much more of a destination for Hindus.

Been There, Do This: Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Been There, Do This: Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

From corporate travelers to casino-goers, Las Vegas certainly boasts a diverse clientele. And in between all the business and booze, it can be difficult for clients to carve out time for wellness. But at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, guests can escape the hustle and bustle of Sin City by booking a unique spa treatment at the on-site Sahra Spa & Hammam.