Medical research indicates that spending time in a garden is a powerful way to increase personal wellness. To help you find the best lovely spots, we embarked on a round-the-world tour. The result is our five-part series on the most beautiful gardens in the world. We’re sharing our top picks of the best gardens in the United States and Canada; Europe; Asia; the Middle East and Africa. Here’s the list of the most beautiful gardens in Central and South America – the best gardens in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and more.
In a summer when lots of people are uncomfortable with the idea of commercial air travel, and lots of countries are off-limits for American tourists, it’s no surprise that the road trip is the new European Grand Tour. It may be like this for a while, and this New Normal demands a re-think of our go-to modes of transportation. If you’re ready to hit the road, renting an RV is certainly an option. However, a more photogenic choice would be buying or renting a camper van, the smaller and more adorable cousin of the luxury recreational vehicle. If you’re considering buying or renting a new or vintage camper van, microbus, or “weekender” for your summer vacation, what’s the best luxury camper van for a cool road trip right now?
Before venturing out on our sunny day adventures, we have to talk sunscreen, dear reader. We all need it, all year ’round. The only question open for debate? Which luxury sun protection brand is going to give you the best experience possible? Meaning not greasy, or chalky, or with excessive fragrance. And which luxury sunscreen gives the best protection for those sweet precious days in the sun? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury sunscreen brands to buy right now for every age.
Lots of people have had to cancel their world travels this summer thanks to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean vacation is cancelled! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has has expert tips and insights on how to plan and execute the best luxury staycation at home right now.
Scent is one of the most powerful triggers of memory, and surrounding ourselves with the fragrance of our beloved summer vacation destinations is one way to transport ourselves there, coronavirus or not. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury scented candles with the fragrance of our beloved summer vacation destinations, including the beach, the mountains, a chic city or even summer camp.