Few destinations soothe restless minds quite like the place where land meets sea. And while every beach worth its saltwater combines the same ingredients of sand and waves and sky, it’s the endless permutations of those constants that keep our cameras snapping—and our vacation plans in full swing. Whether it’s a golden crescent of sand backed by jade-colored waters or a swath of white shoreline at the end of the world, these beautiful beaches are worth the trip.
Hotel sex is the Cadillac of coital activity, so it comes as no surprise that 80 percent of Jetsetters agree it’s a whole lot steamier than your average at-home hump. Cosmo writer Anna Breslaw gives us the scoop on why you should check in, check each other out and hang up the Do Not Disturb sign. Plus, Siobhan Reid picks the world’s hottest hotels for getting it on.
There's more to European romance than moonlit walks along the Seine and decadent meals in Tuscany. Just as swoon-worthy experiences can be found in the continent's quaint seaside towns, where authentic coastal dishes, atmospheric hotels, and gorgeous ocean views are a quiet stroll—preferably hand-in-hand—away.
Pampering, drinking, and togetherness: these are the essential qualities of any successful girls’ weekend away. And in Napa Valley, you’re in for all that—plus, Michelin-starred eats, boutique shopping, hot air balloon rides, and cozy wine country digs. Here, our essential girls' weekend getaway guide to Napa Valley.
Don't know about you, but we think it's more than time to exchange gloomy winter blues for beach days in the Yucatán Peninsula. During a trip to the jungle oasis of Tulum, discover how one strip of road became a coveted jet set locale, offering an unmatched wellness adventure worthy of a warm weather retreat.
When it comes to NYC's five boroughs, Brooklyn is the indisputable cool kid. On the cusp of everything cutting edge, but still holding strong to its roots, BK is known for its prospering coffee culture, charming Victorian brownstones, thriving street- and fine art scene, buzzy food and drink venues, dynamic ethnic enclaves, and affinity for traffic-halting block parties. Here, just 11 of the spots where we're vying for "regular" status.
With miles of beachfront resorts and a slew of hotels in tony neighborhoods like Brickell and Downtown, you won’t have difficulty finding a room in Miami. Since many of the area’s hotels offer a winning combination of sun, sand, sleep, and repeat, the city's best luxury hotels have had to get creative to stand out. An ice rink in the tropics? Why not? Triple-decker spas? Of course. But above all, Miami’s best luxury hotels excel at providing stellar service and unwavering comfort.
As America’s friendly northern neighbor, Canada has been getting a lot of due recognition in the past few years. Although the entire country is more than worth a visit, the province of Alberta stands out with its majestic—and massive—national parks, its artsy-cool cities, and some of the most scenic drives in all of North America. Here, we’ve mapped out the perfect 10-day itinerary, so pack your bags and hit the road.
Who needs CGI and studio manipulation when you have a knockout set IRL? The 9 locations below have been in their fair share of Hollywood blockbusters—from Forrest Gump and Skyfall, to Monty Python and the Holy Grail and (500) Days of Summer. See if you can pair the destination with the feature film below.
Every year, America’s small towns draw tourists—and new residents—to their streets in droves. They are, after all, reminders of a simpler way of life, where mom-and-pop shops are the norm, everybody knows your name, and the pace is slower than the speed of tweets. To help you get away from the breakneck tempo of your daily routine, from a picturesque New England coastal haven to a romantic Southern getaway that feels untouched by time.
In a city with record-breaking real estate prices, lavish dinners that can cost more than a month’s rent, and both American heritage brands and international hospitality giants vying for attention, you’re bound to find luxe accommodations in spades. New York City's most ostentatious suites may be larger than the city’s average apartments, outfitted with opulent décor and serviced by a coterie of white-gloved staff, but are they worth the eye-popping price tags? We’ll let you decide.
Artist, nomad, free-spirit, gypsy, wanderer – whichever moniker you identify with, you’ll feel right at home at these globally-minded hotels that, at the very least, offer a one-of-a-kind stay in your destination of choice – and, at the most, an awakening of your creative spirit. JS correspondent Michelle Halpern shares her favorites.