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7 Islands You Need to Visit Now Before They’re Gone Forever

Things you might constantly put off for just another day: laundry, dishes, exercising. But jaunting off to a far-flung island shouldn’t be one of them. Here’s why: With rising sea levels, erosion, and pollution as a result of climate change on the uptick, many idyllic islands (and their rare and stunning wildlife) are fast approaching…

Jungle Book: 11 Retreats Perfect for a Jungle Vacation

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” premieres next week, so we’re all ready for an adventure — and not just to the movie theater. The classic tale entices readers with dangerous, thrilling wildlife encounters amidst a remote jungle setting, and so — considering our love of travel — we can’t wait to get inspired by the film…

See It Before It’s Gone: The Bioluminescent Bay of Vieques

You see that beach there? Well, that pretty strip of sand was nowhere near where this story begins, nor was was my room with the balcony and the sound of crashing waves below. Every luxe trapping at the W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island is over the hills, on the other side of the…

6 Super Eco-Friendly Hotels That Will Blow Your Mind

There was a time when the phrase “eco-friendly hotel” conjured up images of a lodge in the rainforest, complete void of electricity. Those days are way behind us. Now, green hotels are among the most chic — and even tech-friendly — around, thanks to innovations in design and technology, and the increasingly popular demand for…

Free-Spirited Spots For Your Favorite Aquarians

“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…” Our favorite astrological free spirits are celebrating their birthdays, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Possessing a deep social conscience, Aquarians are humanitarian, philanthropic, and dedicated to making the world a better place. And they do so with flair. Known for their wildly inventive and…

An Exclusive Inside Look at Miami’s Newest Luxury Hotel

The main pool overlooks gorgeous Miami beach. An affiliate of the Starwood Capital Group, the 1 Hotel brand is a luxurious, eco-conscious line of hotels inspired by nature; environment-friendly features include reclaimed wood, lobby farmstands, and hemp mattresses. Two properties are in New York — 1 Hotel Central Park (opening in August) and 1 Hotel…

The 6 Best Cocktail Gardens Around the World

Spring is here! The return of the sunny season means vegetables are ripe for the picking, and herbs and flowers are blooming. One of the recent trends we’ve seen across the hotel industry is the use of on-site gardens to produce plants that can then be incorporated into the menus at the properties’ restaurants and…

Earth Day 2015: Our 7 Eco-Friendly Hotel Picks

Earth Day may roll around just once a year (it’s today, by the way), but the great thing about travel is that you can celebrate your commitment to the planet anytime and anywhere! So whether you’re planning a last-minute bash to celebrate Mother Earth, or just want to go green for your next vacay, these…

Will.i.am Creates Eco-Friendly Hotel Bedding

Photo Credit: mp3waxx.com Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t the only celeb who cares about hotels’ impact on the environment. Today, Will.i.am debuts his eco-friendly bedding, a collaboration with Coca Cola and W Hotels under the name Ekocycle, at the New York W outposts in Union Square and Midtown East. The 300-thread-count sheets are not only comfortable, but…