Finding Sanctuary in Camelback Mountain Resort + Spa

An aesthetic overhaul for the acclaimed wellness location

The sun hasn’t even made its way over the mountains in the distance when a small group begins Thai Chi. Inside, the soothing sound of water flowing through a zen garden serenades the silent morning stretches of the Sensei therapists who are preparing themselves for the day to come. This scene, perhaps surprisingly, isn’t playing out in China or Japan, but Arizona’s recently renovated Sanctuary on …

Word of Mouth: Quartier International, Montréal

Delving deeper than business in this downtown district

Business districts aren’t typically hubs of excitement, but don’t tell that to Montréal. It’s here that the city’s commercial core has made a community where culture and style can thrive. The Quartier International business district has become known for its openness to diversity and willingness to integrate different cultures, and the neighborhood’s shops, hotels, museums, and restaurants reflect this ethos. Multi-story murals cling to the …

Eco-Chic in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

A look inside the luxurious Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

It’s 3PM in the village of Bwindi and the afternoon rain ceasing prompts a chorus of African tree frogs to chirp blissfully, serenading a group of local children as they hurry barefoot toward the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge to welcome the new guests. It’s only been one year since this eco-chic lodge re-opened after a major refurbishment, but still the arrival of visitors is enough to …