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 …

Road Trip: Kauai

Some of the most sublime spots on Hawaii's Garden Isle

Referred to as the Garden Isle, Kauai‘s consummate beauty is measured by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world—let alone the Pacific. With emerald rainforests, magnificent waterfalls and towering sea cliffs, the Hawaiian island has created its own uniquely laid-back vibe within an archipelago that has perfected the art. And, as the oldest island in Hawaii, Kauai has a deeply spiritual and mystic …

Four Seasons Untethering Accommodations in The Maldives

Social and environmental endeavors, luxurious accommodation and views to dream about

Following arrival at the international airport in the capital of Male, a surprisingly relaxing (depending on your stomach for water travel) 30-minute trip by speedboat is the last leg of the journey to Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa located in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives. Even in the very early hours of the morning, cheerful employees offer warm greetings, cold towels and …