Sonoma’s Reimagined MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

A century and a half after it was built, the destination has been completely transformed by a $25 million renovation

Established in 1869 as the private estate for miner, rancher and banker David Burris, Sonoma’s MacArthur Place was converted to a luxury hotel in the late ’90s. For two decades, the decor paid homage to its founder’s ranching roots—with bulky furniture, dark wood, and kitschy Wild West touches. Just in time for its 150th anniversary, the six-acre property has undergone a transformative $25 million overhaul, …

Word of Mouth: Pristina

One of Europe's youngest and most dynamic destinations

Pristina is still considered a no-go zone for many who vividly remember the Balkan wars of the late ’90s, but what these potential travelers may have missed is a city that’s been developing at a breakneck pace over the past 20 years. It now attracts an increasing number of visitors who are invariably captured by its buzzing nightlife, contemporary cultural happenings and the warmth of …

Word of Mouth: Fishtown, Philadelphia

From bookstores to pizza, natural wines and boutique hotels, there's plenty happening in this neighborhood

Philadelphia‘s Fishtown crosses many radars when visiting Pennsylvania’s largest city. From landmark venue Johnny Brenda’s to La Colombe, the neighborhood (named for its early fishermen settlers) has associated with live music, culinary delights and creative communities for some time. And, while the dive bars and music venues are essentials, there’s a plenty hidden in plain sight. From book stores to boutique hotels, here are some …