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Zen, not Xanax, at Hotel Madera in Washington, DC

April 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – With its tranquil Japanese cherry trees and lush National Mall, Washington, DC may appear to outsiders as a serene, stately capital where the calm natural landscape complements the composed implementation of the nation’s business. Of course, as we all know, bubbling barely below the surface is an… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities

One-stop-exercise-shop at Chelsea Piers in New York City

February 23, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – With its tangle of subways, cabs, buses, cars, and bikes, it’s easy to  forget that Manhattan is a place where, once upon a time, boats were the preferred way to arrive in and leave the city. New York‘s piers were once bustling embarkation and docking… (more)
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Friday Finds: New York State of Mind

January 27, 2012

Since we just launched our New York City guide two days ago, we can’t stop thinking about the Big Apple this week. In addition to laying out our favorite stays, shops, and eats for you, dear readers, we’ve got a running list of places we’ve still yet to discover in… (more)
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Friday Finds: Giving Thanks

November 18, 2011

For those of us in the US, it’s just about that time again—time for turkey and celebration! The list of things we’re grateful for is long, but most importantly: we’re thankful to be spending the week in good company and with good food, and also for… Technology that brings us… (more)
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  • Spas

Tempting Tuesday: It’s Getting Hot in Here!

November 9, 2010

NEW YORK, NY- Some like it hot. Really hot. And in the yoga world, that means Bikram. Bikram is a fast paced form of yoga traditionally practiced in a hot and humid room (we’re talking 90F plus). It’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your muscles toned. This week,… (more)