Learning to Surf in Mexico with the Pros

AS WITH SO many life-pivoting events these days, the inspiration for a How Stella Got Her Groove Back  adventure often begins online. For me that came last summer in the form of a solicitation from Punta Mita Resorts: a “Want to learn how to surf …?” message, delivered right to my inbox. How did Google know I have […]

4 Stunning Resorts That Are Equal Parts Eco-Friendly and Luxurious

Worried about the carbon footprint you leave behind when you travel? More and more vacation destinations are making it easy to ease your eco-consious mind. In fact, being eco-friendly is downright luxurious at these five sustainably minded resorts. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji The name Cousteau is synonymous with marine conservation and the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort […]

Planning a Trip to Hawaii? Read This First!

Planning a tropical escape? We asked some of Hawaii’s top hospitality experts to share their favorite recreational activities and cultural destinations with one goal in mind: to help you get the most out of your vacation. Pick and choose from their suggestions to create a personalized itinerary so dreamy, you’ll never want to leave. Maui […]

Dog Parks And Beaches On The North Shore

Summer has finally (finally!) arrived, and that means some QT outdoors with your dog. Here are the hot spots where you and your four-legged friend can get some exercise and a breath of fresh air. Parks Prairie Wolf Dog Exercise Area: Lake County Forest Preserves Waukegan Road (Route 43) south of Old Mill Road and […]

Top 5 North Shore Beaches

Lake Michigan is one of the North Shore’s most treasured assets—and with summer in full swing, it’s time to get ready to hit the beach and really enjoy it! Here’s a rundown of the best local beaches and what you can expect to enjoy at each one. Glencoe Beach Hazel and Park Ave., Glencoe Info: […]