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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.

Been There, Do This: Igloofest Music Festival in Montreal

Been There, Do This: Igloofest Music Festival in Montreal

Vacation can’t always be 75 degrees and sunny. When I found myself exploring in Montreal in early February, for instance, winter had reared its ugly head, leaving me to shuffle from place to place with my hands thrust into pockets and my hat lowered to just above my eyes.