Dry skin, hat hair and neglected pedicures are now ubiquitous. But with holiday extravagance still in memory -- not to mention the mountainous snow drifts -- it's not always pragmatic to head for the closest spa.
With easy-to-find, natural ingredients you can be soaking in a decadent milk bath or applying a wine and honey masque within minutes. And what better way to spend time with a loved one? The following recipes have been provided and tested by some of the country's best spas.
Can pristine jungles and resorts coexist in a sustainable way? In an age of overtourism, it’s a question the tourism industry is grappling with. One unspoilt area along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera seems to have found the answer.
Goodbye spirits!" yelled Mike Earle over the roar of the boat engine as we sped out of Cape St. Charles, a deserted fishing village on the coast of southeastern Labrador. This tiny community, picturesquely perched around a rocky harbour, was Earle's home until 1992, when the federal government declared a moratorium on cod fishing. Until then, Earle had planned to fish his whole life, as his ancestors had done since their arrival from Poole, England in the 1770s.
The cruise director lets out a yell and within a minute we are all assembled on the ship’s starboard side, to see what is going on. A fisherman has drawn up to our ship in his dugout canoe, hoisting a bag of fresh squid, hoping for a sale... Just as he hands the silvery haul to our ship’s chef, another fisherman paddles up, late to the party, but hoping our enthusiasm might trigger another sale.
The server set down the dishes in front of each of us, the lucky 12 souls who managed to get a seat at the chef’s table at Bangkok’s illustrious Gaggan. The dish was number 17 of the tasting menu’s ambitious 25, and it looked like a miniature grilled sandwich. Which is what it was, and at the same time, wasn’t.
Nothing is quite as it seems when you are dining at Gaggan, named the best restaurant in Asia for the fourth time this year and recently awarded two Michelin stars. Dinner here is a pa...
Boomers are steering river ships to more active itineraries.
Truly one of the world's great boutique hotels, we can only hope for a second act closer to home.
These are the salad days of the Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival. Comparisons made by foodies flow like the famed Venturi-Schulze balsamic vinegar that is distilled here: Cowichan is the "new Napa," "Canada's Provence." But when I travelled there this summer, it was still virgin territory - or should I say "terroir."
A Safari to Where the Wild Things Are: Mingle with elephants, lions and gorillas for as little as $300 a day
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