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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.

Been There, Do This: Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo in Rome

Been There, Do This: Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo in Rome

There is nothing worse than buying groceries on an empty stomach, especially when it is lunch hour in Rome. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the vendors at Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo gather a few blocks from Circus Maximus, selling everything from fresh produce and poultry to hot lunches on the private outdoor patio.

Been There, Do This: Emerald Lake in British Columbia

Been There, Do This: Emerald Lake in British Columbia

It was a foggy, chilly fall day at British Columbia’s Emerald Lake. The clouds had rolled in fast that morning, enveloping the area like the pile of blankets in which I had swaddled myself the night before, when I had fallen asleep while stargazing on my cabin’s deck.