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Luxury line Crystal Cruises earned a place in my heart several years back when it became the first travel industry supporter of the Condé Nast Traveler Five & Alive Fund. This year, the cruise line goes a step further by offering excursions focused on social responsibility in certain ports of call with a program called “You Care, We Care.”
At heart, I’m really a label queen—as in job title. So it’s probably no surprise that a couple of years ago while planning the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress, I developed a little crush on the title “Social & Environmental Conscience” that belongs to Arnfinn Oines of Asian-based luxury chain Six Senses Resorts & Spas. While that job label may sound new age and fluffy, upon meeting Arnfinn and hearing about Six Senses’ vision for the future, I realized his company is on a serious sustainability mission.
There’s an old black and white photograph of my mother taken in Acapulco that’s always captivated me— she’s wearing an elegant sleeveless number and Jackie O sunglasses, hair swept up in a glamorous do, sipping a tropical cocktail, sand and surf in the background. It always made me want to experience the jet-set style of the Pearl of the Pacific. So last year when I began noticing trendy new hotels opening in Acapulco including luxury resort Banyan Tree and the uber-hip Hotel Boca Chica, I thought now’s my chance.
Last week, I had the rare opportunity to dig a little deeper into someone’s Spit List—the controversial Thanksgiving game of nominating someone you so detest you’d spit at them on
Several years ago I found myself in the midst of an elephant herd in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, part of a TV series I was producing for Condé Nast
I’ll admit that sometime in February—during the deepest, darkest of New York’s seemingly never-ending winter—I’m tempted by the advertisements to book an affordable getaway to Atlantis Bahamas. But then I