Word of Mouth: Shelter Island

A verdant respite with plenty of creature comforts above the Hamptons

As some NYC residents vacate the boroughs for summertime escapes, Shelter Island provides a setting of resplendent beauty, quiet isolation and thoughtful adventure. The island’s motto “life between the ferries” nods to the fact that it’s only accessible by car-carrying boats—one of which comes from Shelter’s southern neighbor, Sag Harbor and the other, from the North Fork’s Greenport. Shelter Island’s separation from its social southern …

Costa Rica’s Eco-Friendly Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

A rejuvenating sanctuary set oceanside

The Papagayo Peninsula has quickly become one of the most coveted destinations in Costa Rica, with several of the country’s most exclusive resorts claiming this thin branch of land as home. Opened in December 2018 the intimate Kasiiya Papagayo is a unique, eco-friendly and deeply rejuvenating sanctuary in this warm-spirited nation. Nestled within its own private peninsula, Kasiiya offers 123 acres of secluded peace and …

Road Trip: Coast to Coast in Puglia, Italy

A picture-perfect circuit through seaside towns, prehistoric dwellings and more

Visitors seeking to explore Italy’s sun-drenched Puglia region are spoiled immediately upon arrival. With Adriatic to the East and the Ionian to the West, a less-than-one-hour driving distance between the two coasts means the cliff-hugging seaside towns, ancient archeological sites, and everything in between can be efficiently explored by car. For being the heel to Italy’s boot, Puglia is relatively flat, hosting sprawling olive groves …