West Hollywood, CA

Dip your toes into the highest rooftop swimming pool in LA, at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel. Sip cocktails like the hotel’s signature drink, Mr. Plant, named in honor of the legendary Led Zeppelin rocker and frequent hotel visitor in the 1970s. The intimate rooftop deck includes cabanas, plus stunning views of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills beyond. Does Andaz get your vote for best LA rooftop bar?

August 26, 2011

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a yeehaw-inducing metropolis with warm winters, a rich arts scene, and a storied history worthy of a cowboys and Indians pulp magazine. The casitas at Encantado Resort are an ideal jumping-off point to explore the city’s splendors, and mix traditional southwest architecture with luxurious twists like soaking tubs and heated bathroom floors. 

August 24, 2011

Isfahan, Iran

Cross over the majestic Si-o-se Pol Bridge of 33 arches into Chahar Bagh Avenue, a historic boulevard in the city of Isfahan, Iran. The avenue is home to monuments and a vaulted bazaar, and served as inspiration for the Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris.

August 22, 2011

Trogir, Croatia

This ancient harbor on the Adriatic coast is home to natives who are happy to share tales of the city’s storied history. Founded by Greek colonists in the 3rd Century BC, it’s weathered epic battles, economic prosperity, and today travelers that flock to it for the striking palaces that remain.

August 21, 2011

Santa Barbara, CA

Live the glamorous life at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort and Spa, once a respite for starlets of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Get into character while sipping cocktails on the Ocean Terrace, or rehearse your lines poolside. Not debuting on the silver screen anytime soon? Then just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

August 19, 2011

Crimea, Ukraine

Live out a fairytale fantasy in this miniature castle perched on a clifftop near Yalta. Built 100 years ago by a German oil baron for his ballerina mistress, Swallow’s Nest now includes a top-rated Italian restaurant. Enjoy a romantic dessert for two, “Gran Desiderio,” while you take in the beautiful Black Sea view.

August 18, 2011

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